Brazil – Off The Beaten Track in Bonito

A little known gem situated in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul on the west coast of Brazil is the small remote town of Bonito. Bonito is a great place for more down time, outdoor activities and a good place for getting off the beaten track. It is also perfect if you are wanting…

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil – A Hostel for Hotel People

One of the best hostels I’ve ever been to is in Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil, and its name is Concept Design Hostel! First of all I have to say it’s not like other hostels, or it would be suitable to say that the concept of this hostel is to be completely different than the facilities…

Rio de Janeiro – Stay in a Favela to Hike at Sunrise

Río is understandably a highlight destination for many that travel to Brazil. With such a popular destination, it’s easy to miss out on the authentic lifestyle of many Brazilians living here. But that is changing quickly. While visiting a favela in Rio is nothing new, guesthouses are starting to offer accommodation for those interested in the…

Cabo Polonio, Uruguay – A Hidden Hamlet

South America is a big continent with so many destinations to choose from, and Uruguay is often overlooked as one of those destinations. Overshadowed by its bigger neighbors, Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay struggles with its tourism. But its small-scale tourism makes it the perfect place to visit now. Along Ruta 10 there is a turn…

Ilha do Amor, Brazil – Make Your Heart Throb

This Tip has been suggested by our Italian Explorer: Giulia Furlani Ilha do Amor is reachable by renting a boat from the unique village of Cacha Pregos, and it is indeed a heart that floats on the ocean. In fact, its particular shape reminds many of a heart and, because of it, someone gave it this…

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro – Take a Stroll to the Wonder

This Tip has been suggested by our Italian Explorer: Giulia Furlani Everybody knows that Christ the Redeemer is the symbol of Rio de Janeiro. No surprise, then, if you pop to the city and catch the train bringing you to Corcovado Mountain, you can enjoy this major work, which has been included in the Seven Wonders of the World…

Praia do Sonho, Brazil – A Dream Come True

This Tip comes from our Italian Explorer: Noemi Russo If you travel to the state of Rio de Janeiro, you can’t miss a visit to Praia do Sonho, in the protected environmental area of Cairussú, not far from the city of Paraty. As the name Dream Beach suggests, the place is a dream come true. Hidden behind…

Itaparica, Brazil – Oasis For Smart Travelers

This tip is from our Brazilian explorer: Giulia Furlani. Itaparica is the largest maritime island in Brazil but it is not very well known, especially amongst tourists. It is located in the Todos os Santos Bay, about 10 km from the city of Salvador, and it is easily reachable thanks to an efficient ferry-boat service. It runs from 5:30am to 6:30pm, leaving every half…