Tag Archive: travel

Between the Jerk Stand & the Jerk Stand

When we arrived in Port Antonio darkness surrounded us. There were few street signs let alone street lights on our journey across the island, and we took countless wrong turns. Luckily Jamaica is… Continue reading

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. ~ Bernard Meltzer

My happiest days spent in Jamaica were the result of lighthearted strangers including me in their daily routine, and sharing their way of life with me. It wasn’t often someone wanted to interact… Continue reading

Jamaican Wata

Yamon!  

Be good & if you can’t be good, be careful.

We all have our respective systems of measurement when it comes to aspects of life such as safety, morals, and love. There is no standard or universal definition of reality, and traveling certainly… Continue reading

Living it up in Rio

If I could have it back, all the time that we wasted, I’d only waste it again, If I could have it back, You know I’d love to waste it again. -Arcade Fire

Corcovado

“Quiet nights of quiet stars, quiet chords from my guitar floating on the silence that surrounds us Quiet thoughts and quiet dreams, quiet walks by quiet streams And a window that looks out on… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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