Iguacu Falls: Big Water

Started our day with an easy 1.5 hour flight to Foz do Iguacu, the town on the border of Brazil and Argentina, located near the massive Iguacu Falls. We stayed again at Che Lagarto Hostel, and this time it was much… Read More

Paraty: Stepping Back in Time

Check out time for our apartment on Ilha Grande was 10am and unfortunately the ferry didn’t leave until 1:30pm, so we wandered into town and found a bench in the shade where we could read and people watch… Read More

Island Life: Ilha Grande

Periodic power outages, spotty wifi, sand in the sheets, taxi boat rides, reggae music and obligatory sunburn, just a small glimpse of life here on Ilha Grande. The town consists of a handful of quaint streets lined with… Read More

A Day Late and a Dollar Saved

The day started out as planned and our excitement levels were high, unfortunately that was about to change after waiting outside our apartment building for 2.5 hours for Easy Transfer Brazil to pick us up for our trip… Read More

Life in Rio

After an exhausting 12 hour flight we arrived in Rio at 9:30am and jumped into a taxi for a crazy 45 minute ride across town to our apartment in the Copacabana neighborhood. Our apartment is simple, yet sufficient… Read More

Responsible Vagrancy

It was a week filled with final preparations and hard goodbyes; Aaron happily had his last day of work, we cherished going away parties with friends, spent some precious time with my aging grandma, moved out of our… Read More

St. Thomas, USVI-part 2

We went a few miles East to Sapphire Marina($12 each way)and headed out on New Horizons sailboat ($75/person with hotel discount) for an amazing 6-hour day sail. Top notch operation which included snorkel gear, muffins and beverages, open… Read More

St. Thomas, USVI-part 1

A few weeks ago we weren’t quite sure we were going to make it to St. Thomas after receiving a phone call alerting us to the fact that our flights had been cancelled! Thankfully after 8 hours on… Read More