My Travel Essentials

My Travel Essentials

My first trip overseas was in 1997 when I went to Bogota, Colombia as an exchange student. I have since lived in South Korea and now Brazil and I’ve traveled all over the world. Friends and family often ask me what to pack for overseas trips. Over the years I’ve come up with some pretty handy items to bring and […]

Top Activities in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Top Activities in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Curitiba is the capital and largest city in the Brazilian state of Paraná. It is the 8th largest city in Brazil. Despite this, Curitiba is not a major tourist destination in Brazil. Most people know of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, but they have never heard of Curitiba. Unless, perhaps, they need to fly through Curitiba’s very nice international […]

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I am honored that Jennifer from Just Chasing Rabbits has nominated me for the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers” award! It is great to have such an amazing and supportive blogging community. What is this “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers” Award? It is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. It’s a way to recognize great bloggers and get to […]

Celebrating Festa Junina in Brazil

Celebrating Festa Junina in Brazil

Bring together lots of people on a chilly night, hot mulled wine, dancing, great food, and questionable pyrotechnics. Then add a dangerously huge bonfire, fun costumes, and you have Brazil’s Festa Junina!​​Festa Junina dates back to Portuguese colonization. Junina began to incorporate a hodge podge of Brazilian traditions along with the Portuguese. These festivities begin at the beginning of the […]

8 Reasons to Take a Staycation

8 Reasons to Take a Staycation

Those who follow our blog know that since moving to Brazil, Dale and I have been on the go. Well, recently we hit the wall and needed a little R&R so we decided instead of traveling we would take a staycation. ​We went out to eat and explored the city of Joinville as if we were tourists. It turned out […]

How to Overcome Your Fear of Flying

How to Overcome Your Fear of Flying

Flying into São Paulo My name is Elizabeth Hampton and I am afraid of flying! I live in Brazil – my family lives in Oklahoma. This creates some problems. In addition, I love to travel and am a travel blogger. Not only that, in the United States I worked for 13 years as a therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical […]