Category Archive: South America

“Wherever you are, it is your friends who make your world.”

Travel is wonderful in so many ways but becomes void of meaning without human connection. Staying in hostels makes it easy to meet other travelers but not always as easy to meet the… Continue reading

Sand Surfing

Praia Joaquina

A week after arriving, the relentless storms finally ceased and Floripa was transformed from a sleepy gray and mellow island to a vibrant, social, happy place. Everyone came out of hibernation mode and flocked… Continue reading

Piscinas Naturais

Sometimes in life, things just fall into place … if you let them. Remaining positive always seems to pay off in the end. These notions seem that much more present whilst traveling. The… Continue reading

Barra da Lagoa

The taxi driver was scaring me as we winded through the hills of Florianópolis on our way to Barra da Lagoa. ” All of the surf is on the North side of the… Continue reading

Ilha da Magia

The “Island of Magic” as seen from the air. Who knows what Florianópolis will bring…

São Paulo

As the plane flew over the outskirts of São Paulo, I believed we were at the city’s center, ready to land at any second. Instead, we kept flying over the megalopolis, the view… Continue reading