Posts filed under: Travel Destinations

~Carmen Whenever we visit a new place, Joe and I like to spend our first day taking a walking tour.  It gives us an overview of the city layout and helps us know where we want to concentrate our time.  Our last trip to Greece wasn’t our first time in Athens, but it was the......
~Carmen I’ve always been a big fan of Greek food.  Every year, Joe and I attend Memphis’s huge Greek festival and load up on pastries and delicious entrees.  On our recent return to Greece, I wanted to make sure Joe and I didn’t waste any meal (or stomach space) on subpar food, so before we......
~ 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......
~ 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......
~ 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......
~ 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 of what......
~ Carmen With our recents posts about Rio de Janeiro, we’ve had several questions about how to be safe, 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 about how......
~ 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!  From what to wear, to ordering food on the beach, keep reading to find out everything about Rio’s......
~ 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 8 favorite places.  It was one thing to see the......
~ Carmen If you have been following the blog, then you know we recently took an extensive tour of Bavaria. Stop 1- Vienna, Austria (read more) Stop 2- Salzburg, Austria (read more) Stop 3- Dachau Concentration Camp (read more) Stop 4- Munich, Germany (read more) Stop 5- Neuschwanstein Castle (read more) Stop 6- Lucerne, Switzerland (read more) Stop 7- Heidelberg, Germany (read......
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