Latin American Luxury: Top Tips for Stylish South American Holidays

When you think of South America, you might imagine gorgeous landscapes and rich culture, but there’s also lots of luxury to enjoy. Here are some top tips for savouring it during your exciting holiday. Steal Breath–Taking View From Above You might feel a tad overwhelmed by the sprawling continent and how to explore all of […]

Salvador, Brazil: 10 Must Do Activities

Salvador postcard view

International football will remember the American run in the 2014 edition of the World Cup. Team USA plays Belgium in the round of 16 in the beautiful Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Many consider this city to be the birthplace of Brazilian culture. It is also the third largest in Brazil, and the capital of […]

Recife, Brazil: 10 Things Travelers Cannot Miss

Recife, Brazil: Fisherman by sunset

This FIFA World Cup is doing wonders for our knowledge of Brazil’s geography and culture. It goes beyond the usual stereotypes conveyed by pop culture. Following Team USA, we explored Manaus and Natal. The final clash of the group G takes place in Recife, the capital of the state of Pernambuco. It is a place […]

Manaus Facts Every USMNT Fan Should Know

Manaus riverside

After a great performance against the Black Stars in Natal, The Yanks are heading to Manaus. On Sunday, they face Portugal. The interest of this game will be higher than the one against Ghana and it will be a clash like no other. FIFA officials have done well to set it in the most exotic […]

Natal Facts USMNT Fans Should Know

Natal, Brazil, Serenity

Isn’t it almost ironic that US Men’s Soccer National Team should kick-start the World Cup in a city called “Christmas” when the draw for group G (Ghana, Portugal, Germany) was anything but a gift? There is no doubt that the Yanks will feel the heat in the “city of the Sun”. Fans, on their side, will […]

World Cup: The USMNT Schedule Through a Traveler’s Lens

Soccer game attendees

For the US Men’s National Soccer Team, the road to Brazil World Cup triumph will be an arduous one. The American athletes will have to beat the most fearsome world-class teams in the competition. They will also need to deal with some fierce sub-tropical climate and demanding travel itinerary. A look at that dreaded USMNT […]

Celebrating Brazilian Cuisine

Feijoada Brasileira

It is most likely that from June 12 to July 13, Brazil will be in the limelight. And if you are one of the lucky Soccer fanatics making the pilgrimage –or you just happen to be in the country in the best possible time -, you would probably want to make your experience complete by […]

Manaus, The Most Exotic FIFA World Cup Destination

Manaus by night

In a little more than a week, the world’s biggest sports celebration will lead off in Brazil. In fact, this edition of the FIFA World Cup will attract hordes of tourists, locals and Football (Soccer for Americans) fans into 12 cities scattered over the Federative Republic. Among these cities, Manaus stands out as one of the rare […]

Iguazu Falls and the NEW Seven Wonders of Nature

Most people have never heard of the Iguazu Falls, but a few years ago it was announced as one of the new seven wonders of nature. The Iguaza river flows through Brazil for most of its course, although most of the falls are on the Argentina side. In fact, the Iguazu River forms the boundary […]

5 Tropical Vacations to Get Away from the Cold

Winter is great and all, but sometimes it’s nice to get away from the cold weather and relax in the sun. Check out these amazing tropical vacations that are perfect to get away from the cold weather! 1. Curacao:  This Dutch Caribbean isle is absolutely breathtaking. With more than 30 beaches, there is plenty to […]

Bussing Brazil Pt. 2

Part II: Bussing Brazil photo credit: Huguys via photopin (cc) A man who we had seen earlier clearing coconut fronds, and the only human we had witnessed for twenty minutes, ambled upon us out of nowhere, and squatted by our side. He asked us where we were from, and I engaged in conversation with him. He was an illiterate […]

Bussing Brazil Pt. 1

Part I: Bussing Brazil photo credit: Phil Whitehouse via photopin (cc) There exists a delicate balance between expenditure and travel time. In theory, it’s always worth it to go for a cheaper ticket, the more inexpensive mode of transportation taking you from the same point A to point B while doing much less damage to your wallet. In a […]