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How to Walk Through the Sky in Costa Rica

Monteverde rain forest Costa Rica

It’s difficult to imagine a greener, more lush country than Costa Rica. The landscape of the country’s rugged volcanic interior is impossibly verdant, so it’s no surprise that it’s home to some of the most breathtaking cloud forests on earth. Viator’s Sky Adventure Monteverde Park offers three options to tour the town’s nearby cloud forest […]

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February 13, 2017 by | Comments Off on How to Walk Through the Sky in Costa Rica

Soaking Up Art and Architecture in São Paulo

SaoPaulo

I arrived in São Paulo wide-eyed and ready to explore the city that would act as both a layover and launch point throughout the rest of my time in Brazil. As the largest city in the country (and the fifth largest city in the world!), São Paulo can be a tad overwhelming. I knew I […]

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January 30, 2017 by | Comments Off on Soaking Up Art and Architecture in São Paulo

Comparing the Street Art of Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo in Brazil

SaoPaulo

One thing I wasn’t expecting from my six week trip to Brazil? Falling in love with São Paulo, popular Rio de Janiero’s rival. By the time I’d arrived in Rio, I felt my heart already belonged to another city — but I was more than willing to give this new one a chance. One of […]

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January 30, 2017 by | Comments Off on Comparing the Street Art of Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo in Brazil

Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro

Hang Gliding in Rio

While I don’t exactly consider myself an adrenaline junkie, I never shy away from an adventure. I’ve been skydiving in Hawaii, white-water rafting in Ecuador and shark diving in the Bahamas, so when I saw the opportunity to go hang-glide in Rio, I jumped at the opportunity (pun intended)! Viator’s Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding […]

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January 30, 2017 by | Comments Off on Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro

Horseback Riding in Brazil

Horseback riding in Brazil

In a country known for it’s coastline, Paraty is widely regarded as one of Brazil’s most charming beach towns. With a stunningly preserved colonial center, a verdant jungle backdrop and a bay filled with turquoise waters and white sand beaches, it’s a place right out of a postcard. Unfortunately for my travel companion Heather and […]

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January 30, 2017 by | Comments Off on Horseback Riding in Brazil

Quiet Time with Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer

Visiting Rio de Janiero was on my bucket since before I’d even filled out my first passport application. At the very top of the list? A visit to the famous Christ the Redeemer Statue – an imposing concrete and soapstone statue that soars over 100 feet into the air and whose arm span seems to […]

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January 17, 2017 by | Comments Off on Quiet Time with Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

Scratch the Surface: 11 of the World’s Coolest Underground Attractions

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Though churches, theaters, mountains, and museums are staple attractions when getting to know a new location, a look below the surface can reveal spectacular and little-known sights you probably wouldn’t find on a postcard. From underground churches, gardens, wineries, and music festivals, these top attractions from around the world are definitely worth a trip below […]

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November 4, 2016 by | Comments Off on Scratch the Surface: 11 of the World’s Coolest Underground Attractions

Playa Del Carmen Food Tour – Discovering Authentic Mexican Flavors

Pozole at Mi Abuelita

Tex Mex is so delicious; we had been eating it by the bucket load in the United States. But we were now in Mexico and I wanted to further explore the local cuisine. I knew I couldn’t find that on the popular and touristy 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen, so I found the Viator […]

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September 2, 2016 by | Comments Off on Playa Del Carmen Food Tour – Discovering Authentic Mexican Flavors

17 of the World’s Most Extraordinary National Parks

Hakone National Park

Yellowstone was the world’s first national park. As the US National Park Service turns 100 years old this year, people from around the country (and globe) are flocking to these iconic reserves. US National Parks now number more than 400 and welcomed more than 305 million visitors in 2015. The idea of creating protected wilderness […]

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May 25, 2016 by | Comments Off on 17 of the World’s Most Extraordinary National Parks

A Biodiverse Paradise: Outdoor Adventures in Honduras

Exploring the natural wonders of Honduras

Honduras is one of the many corners of the globe that suffers in tourism thanks in large part to international perception. Bullets! Crime! Gangs! Drugs! This all leaves the average traveler envisioning a country where foreigners (in this case, mainly gringos) are hunted mercilessly. Of course such logic fails when tested with reality. Fact is, […]

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May 4, 2016 by | Comments Off on A Biodiverse Paradise: Outdoor Adventures in Honduras