• Best Eats in the USA
~ Carmen The United States is a melting pot of cultures.  You may think of hot dogs and apple pie, but there are a variety foods that are specialities of certain cities and states.  I recently asked other travel bloggers for some of their favorite foods from their hometowns and road trips. Here is the......
  • Why Beach Lovers Should Visit Búzios, Brazil
~ Carmen When you think of Brazilian beaches, Rio de Janeiro immediately comes to mind.  We even devoted a whole blog post to Rio’s Beaches ( read Everything About Rio’s Beaches).  However, for many Brazilians and Argentinians, the little area in Brazil called Búzios is their top choice for a beach vacation.  With seventeen beaches, ranging......
  • Rio de Janeiro- Touring Downtown
~ Carmen Although Rio de Janeiro is known for its beaches, no visit would be complete without touring the downtown area.  Referred to as “Centro,” the downtown area of Rio is home to many tourist attractions. Centro is where Rio de Janeiro first started to grow.  Nowhere is the diversity of cultures more evident than......
  • Iron Mountain Bike Trails Arkadelphia, Arkansas
~ Joe Iron Mountain is one of the great fun mountain bike rides in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (USA).  Not too hard and not too easy with about 1600 feet (488 meters)  in elevation.  I had the opportunity to ride the Iron Mountain bike trails over Easter weekend while camping out at Lake DeGray campgrounds. May the......
  • How to Get Around Rio de Janeiro
~ Carmen Rio de Janeiro is one of the the biggest cities in South America and the biggest tourist destination in Brazil.  Whether you’re coming for its beaches, Carnival, or seeing the Christ statue in person, following these transportation tips will help make your trip as smooth as possible. Also read: 8 Must Sees in......
  • What to Eat & Drink in Rio de Janeiro
~ Carmen Food is an essential part of the Brazilian culture.  With a mix of African, European, and Amerindian ancestors, the food in Brazil ranges from world-renowned steakhouses to beach street food.  During our recent visit to Rio de Janeiro, we had the advantage of having a local give us tips and recommendations that we......
  • How to Be Safe in Rio De Janeir
~ Carmen With our recents posts about Rio de Janeiro, we’ve had several questions about the safety of the city, especially for female travelers.  So we since we stayed with someone who lives in Rio and happens to be female, I thought I’d get her firsthand recommendations.  Thanks Aline for all of your tips! Also......
  • Everything About Rio's Beaches
~ Carmen When planning a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, you have to plan for beach time.  With 31 miles (50 km) of beaches, spending at least one full day at the beach is a must! Also read: 8 Must Sees in Rio How to Be Safe in Rio De Janeiro What to Eat......
  • 8 Must Sees in Rio
~ Carmen If you want to make your 50th birthday an experience you’ll never forget, I highly recommend our latest trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  We were fortunate to have a local, my friend and Brazilian “sister” of 30 years, Aline, show us her favorite places.  It was one thing to see the beautiful......
  • 9 Epic USA Road Trips
    1.  Colorado to Los Angeles Road Trip Driving from Colorado to California opened my eyes to how beautiful America is. On this journey, I got to see the Rocky Mountains, Arizona deserts, the four corners, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Laguna Beach, the Hollywood sign and countless breathtaking landscapes.  ~ Cass (lovinglifewithcass.com) Read......
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