Rio De Janeiro

Like many travelers, I enjoy taking the path less traveled, finding connection with locals and discovering neighborhood gems. But like many travelers, sometimes I allow myself to be merely a tourist, taking the easier route and going on a guided tour or two as long as they are small and […]

Being a tourist in Rio de Janeiro

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On our last day in Paraty, we decided to take it easy with a boat ride, spending time with family. We were all quite tired the day after my brother’s wedding because as anyone over 30 knows, recovering from a night of partying is not as easy as it used to […]

Last day in Paraty

My brother's wedding 2
Our main event for this trip to Brazil was my brother’s wedding that was taking place in Paraty. We knew it was going to be quite a family gathering and a beautiful wedding, but we had no idea how busy we were going to be in the days surrounding the […]

My brother’s wedding

The day after we arrived at the historic town of Paraty, we spent the day going to a nearby beach accessible by a short hike. The beach was small, secluded and deserted, a stark contrast to the sprawling and busy Copacabana beach. If you haven’t read about our first days […]

Paraty, Cachaça Maria Izabel and Trindade

Traveling to Rio with a baby started a little shaky as we missed our flight out of Denver and almost missed our flight again out of Miami, but in hindsight it was actually a lot easier than we thought. Our trip to Brazil this year was a mix of family/attending […]

Traveling to Rio with a Baby