Touring Rio de Janeiro with Rio de Janeiro Now!

With so many tour companies popping up with the major international events happening in Brazil’s main tourist destinations; it’s sometimes hard to know which are reliable and worth the money. Having taken two tours with Rio de Janeiro Now tour company, we can honestly say that it is one of the best ways to see all of the main attractions that the Marvelous City has to offer on a budget. Continue reading

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