My winter will start off a little warm this year, as I'm spending a couple of weeks exploring Brazil! We plan on spending the majority of our time in Rio, Salvador, and Iguaçu Falls, which will be hot, humid, and rainy at times. While Brazil is known for its beautiful beaches, this packing list doesn't focus on how many bikinis or shorts you should pack. Here's the packing list for travelers who want to explore Brazil in a more adventurous way:
Internationally known for its barely there bikinis, Brazil has become synonymous with sand, sea, and sun. Nowhere is this more true than in Rio de Janeiro, home to some of the world’s most iconic beaches. While there’s no denying the allure of days spent lounging in the sun, Rio has a lot more to offer than miles of pristine white sand. Here are 7 ways to discover Rio beyond its beaches:
Last fall, my best friend and I were mulling over where to visit for the winter holidays. We’re both big on travel and hadn’t taken an international trip in ages but deciding where to go was really tricky. Europe? Nah, too cold. Caribbean? Zika…yeah. South East Asia? Way too far for our short trip. And then it hit us: Peru! It’s summer time there and, surprisingly, it isn’t in the thick of their tourist season. Looking back, I’m so happy we went – it was the perfect mix of activity, culture, and leisure. I still remember our train ride through the Andes mountains to Machu Picchu and I seriously miss the amazing food (one word: ceviche!).
Colombia is the most biodiverse country on earth. From flourishing cities to lavish landscapes, the country offers a taste of everything for the multifarious traveler.
You’d be remiss not to experience everything the country has to offer. Yet, the average traveler knows little about the bountiful secrets that Colombia has in store. If you want to experience Colombia fully, you’ll want to add these 7 places into your itinerary.