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The Travel Trio Reunited in Martha’s Vineyard thumbnail

We've partied in Miami, adventured all over Bonaire, and chilled out in Aruba -- our blogging trio gets together whenever we can. But Kristin, Angie and I don't get to see each other nearly as much as we'd like to, which would ideally be like, oh I don't know, every day or so. (Which luckily is…

Boston, Briefly thumbnail

When I wrap up a huge trip like my six week journey through Brazil, I usually like to schedule at least a week of downtown before picking up and jetting off again on my next adventure. Sometimes though, it just doesn't work that way. Like when I flew back from São Paulo, booked it up to…

Surprises From Six Weeks in Brazil thumbnail

As my biggest getaway of 2016, I spent plenty of time meticulously planning my six week trip to Brazil. And yet for all my research and reading, nothing can actually prepare you for the culture shock of completely immersing yourself in a new country, new language, and new lifestyle. So many aspects of Brazil took me completely…

Kicking the Can: How I Broke My Addiction to Diet Coke thumbnail

For about a full decade of my life, I was a full fledged Diet Coke addict. It was a part of who I was -- I cracked open a can first thing in the morning, friends sent me Buzzfeed articles about things only Diet Coke addicts could understand, I had a little Diet Coke keychain and…

Eight Secrets of Brazilian Beach Culture thumbnail

I read once that local of Rio often say “tenha uma boa praia,” or have a good beach over the much more standard translation for have a good day. It's a culture-revealing phrase not unlike Thailand's famous "gin khao reuyang?", a way of asking what's up? which literally translates as have you eaten rice yet? In much…

Out On the Dunes: ATV Adventures in Jericoacoara thumbnail

You've already read how in just one week, I fell deep under Jericoacoara's spell. While the tiny, remote Brazilian beach town had charm in spades, most people were drawn to what lay beyond its borders -- miles upon miles of endless, untamed sand dunes, their shapes changing with the whims of the wind. To explore them, you'll…

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