Category Archive: South America

Pão de Açúcar

Sugarloaf Mountain at sunset, Rio de Janeiro. No need for words…

Cidade Maravilhosa

Rio de Janeiro is by far the most beautiful city I have ever laid eyes on. The contrasting rugged terrain and raw urban dwellings lead down to the soft sandy shores and into… Continue reading

“I don’t believe in art. I believe in artists.”

– Marcel Duchamp

Make every day an adventure

Meeting other adventurous souls is a gift of more adventures to come. We experienced countless excursions while in Itacaré such as,  walking down empty beaches as far as our legs would carry us, eating… Continue reading

pôr do sol

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” – Shakespeare For the 3 weeks we lived in Itacaré we joined our new friends right where we met them; we… Continue reading

Life by the Sea

I am a sucker for anything beach and ocean related, and this tiny town lives and breathes the sea.  We slowly started to discover all the nooks and crannies of Itacaré, the myriad… Continue reading

Scenes from Itacaré

Capoeira at Jungle Bar

Sitting on the concrete floor of Jungle Bar in Itacare, sipping on a freshly squeezed passionfruit caipirinha, and enamored with the Capoeira Roda unfolding before my eyes, I flashed back to the very… Continue reading

First days in paradise

We weren’t going to miss out on another day of swell, so the next morning we joined a group of surfers sharing a taxi from the surf shop to a nearby beach. After… Continue reading

A cidade no fim do mundo

Every friend I spoke to about visiting Brazil told me I would fall in love with Itacaré, so I tried my hardest not to hype the place up in my mind. It was… Continue reading

A place to return to

We drove around all day visiting various caves, rivers, waterfalls and the beautiful countryside of Chapada Diamantina yet it was very apparent that we saw only a fraction of what this incredible place… Continue reading

Fumaça, Chapada Diamantina

Ribeirão do Meio, Lençois

“Wilderness. The word itself is music.”  (Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire) And it was by the music of nature that I found this amazing place. I was unable to rest after a long a… Continue reading

The Mountains Were Calling: Lençois, Bahia

The decision to head inland to one of Brazil’s most beautiful national parks was spontaneous at best. We were planning on heading to yet another beach, an Island off of the coast of… Continue reading

As Praias de Salvador

Brazil’s coastline is laden with breathtaking beaches, and visiting them never gets old. The landscape and culture shift slightly from State to State but the general experience remains the same. No matter where… Continue reading

Soul of Salvador

On Tuesday nights in Salvador da Bahia, the Pelourinho goes electric. Every direction you turn you encounter a parade of people blockading the cobble stoned streets jamming to live music, cups in hand,… Continue reading

Farol Da Barra

We found ourselves at Farol da Barra beach in Salvador on the right night; Sundays the beach is the place to be. Instead of encountering a mellow, scenic sunset as anticipated it felt… Continue reading

First Taste of Salvador.

I was excited about visiting Salvador far before arriving, but once I stepped out of the airport the hot sticky weather swallowed me and I was instantly in heaven. I adore tropical climates… Continue reading