Carlsbad Flower Fields

Spring is finally upon us here in Southern California and while many schools are on spring break and weekends are spent outside, there has never been a better time to get out and smell the flowers, literally. The Carlsbad Flower Fields are 50 acres of breathtaking flowers and fresh, crisp air that leaves your senses feeling pleasantly overwhelmed. Continue reading

Getting a Brazilian Tourist Visa in Buenos Aires

During my trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, my main goal was to get a new tourist visa for Brazil before my student visa expired. Now, getting a Brazilian visa is not as easy as just paying a fee when you land in the country (for those with a passport from the USA, Australia, or New Zealand ). It takes time, organization, and money but it’s doable and normally a fairly quick and painless process. Continue reading

Exploring the Amazon Rainforest with Amazon Backpackers

When most people think of Brazil, the first things to come to mind are jungles, monkeys, and indigenous tribes like those shown on National Geographic. Although there are many modern and large metropolis’ along the coastlines of Brazil, the majority of the interior of the country remains as one with part of the world’s largest tropical rainforest. For those of you with an adventurous spirit and a love of nature, an obvious trip to take while in Brazil would be to this amazing natural setting. Continue reading

24 Horas em Detroit

Crescendo numa cidade perto de Detroit me levou à muitas visitas para a cidade. Ás vezes, Detroit pode ser conhecida por ser uma cidade  perigosa mas, na verdade, é uma cidade com moradores que amam a cidade e que têm orgulho de todos as coisas boas que tem lá. Para começar a nossa series de “24 horas”, nós vamos te dar nossas dicas de que não perder se você só tem um dia na cidade de Detroit, Michigan-EUA. Continue reading

Day Trips from Munich, Germany

If you happen to find yourself scheduled to be in Munich on a Sunday, it might be a good idea to plan on taking a day trip out of the city. Since we were unaware that the city rolls up its sidewalks and takes a lazy day every Sunday (apparently like many other cities in Germany), we weren’t able to take advantage of some of the wonderful places that are located nearby. Lucky for you, we’re giving you a heads up so that you can take advantage of this time to discover some of the cities that we have named as our top day trips departing from Munich, Germany. Continue reading

Hotel Questenberk

One of Tripadvisor’s top rated hotels in Prague, the Hotel Questenberk provided us with an unforgettable experience for our time venturing out of “Western Europe”. Hotel Questenberk is a 4-star boutique hotel, located directly across the street from Prague Castle and next door to the Monastery, featuring beautiful views and unbeatable customer service. Continue reading

Mini California Road Trip [Part II]

Leaving Onion Valley Campground in our rearview mirror, we headed off for the rest of our whirlwind California adventure. Continuing north we had heard rumors of relaxing hot springs in the middle of prairies that we couldn’t bear to miss out on. Stopping off and driving down a dirt road for what seemed like ages, we arrived at a natural “hot tub” and relaxed in the solitude of the empty land.

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Mini California Road Trip [Part I]

When trying to decide what to do for our good friend Melissa’s first birthday in the USA, we made a list of everything that she wanted to do and had never done. Our planning parameters were: 1-3 nights maximum, possible to drive with two people, and as cheap as possible. After narrowing down the list, we decided on a short 4 day road trip up the eastern side of California through some of the state’s most famous national parks to fabulous South Lake Tahoe.

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