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Soaring Over The Land of Samba: Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro thumbnail

Hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro was just one of those things I had to do. Back when I was a distracted student sketching maps of Brazil in the back of my math notebooks, I must have come across a guidebook or an early blog post that highlighted it as a top attraction — because while…

Waking Up With Christ Redeemer in The City of God thumbnail

There are two attractions that are pretty much non-negotiable must-sees for more travelers to Rio — the Cristo Redentor statue, also known as the Christ Redeemer statue, and Pão de Açúcar, also known as Sugarloaf Mountain. Heather and I were no exceptions, and planned to make both a priority during our one week in Rio de Janeiro. However…

One Week in The Cidade Maravilhosa thumbnail

“On the eighth day, God created Rio.” It doesn’t take long to understand why cariocas love to say so. Palm fringed beaches bookended by iconic granite morros, the world’s largest urban forest, and one infamous statue of Christ perpetually watching over the city. One of the most geographically blessed cities I’ve had the privilege to visit, it’s…

#ExploreMore2016: My Travel Plans for 2016 thumbnail

Well hello there, 2016. A new year, a fresh start. The time for making ridiculously optimistic resolutions. Join the gym. Eat healthier. Be on time more often. (No? That’s just me?) All mighty fine intentions, rarely carried through. Yet my good friends at Overnight — seriously, I know and love this crew — have made one…

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