Chill Chic Trancoso

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In our three-week journey down the coast of Brazil we encountered some of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen, but none as chic as Trancoso, Bahia. Accessed by a semi-paved road an hour from the nearest city of Porto Seguro, we bumped along assuming this was going to be a ten-shack town but instead ...

Beyond Rio…Carnaval Style

Some people think Carnaval is just a debaucherous four-day party in Rio de Janiero but the rest of Brazil would have to disagree. Months leading up to Fat Tuesday, even the tiny towns are constructing elaborate floats, practicing samba routines, and gearing up for this nationwide party. Beyond the grandstands of Rio (we'll get to ...

Architecture of the Amazon

The honeymoon has begun! The first stop on our around-the-world journey has landed us in Manaus, Brazil, the heart of the Amazon. It's a 2-million person city in the depths of the jungle that can only be accessed by plane or the only highway in town, the Amazon River.  Native Brazilians have obviously been living ...