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Eight Secrets of Brazilian Beach Culture

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 no…

How to Travel with a Theme

I think I’ve become a “typical tourist.” Ya know, the kind that hits the major tourist sites and a few off-the-path attractions, Yelps a few local restaurants, and moves on. I get…

The Great Escape: Month 59 Roundup

This is a simple post for a simple month!Where I’ve Been• One night in overnight transit• Five nights on Koh Tao• Two nights on Koh Samui• Twenty-one days on Koh TaoHighli…

The Best Airbnbs in Brazil

Considering a trip to the land of caipirinhas? Consider accommodation where you’ll have a kitchen in which to whip up your own. Airbnb exploded in popularity in Brazil in preparation for the …

How to Eat Around the World on a Vegan Diet

As an omnivore, traveling is pretty easy on my stomach. There’s nothing I won’t eat (or at least try once. Like those fried maggots in Thailand) and I don’t have any food allergie…