Tag Archive: Travel

Rhythms of Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Tuesday, April 11

Salvador da Bahia, Brazil We departed Olinda, Brazil and travelled by bus to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, arriving approximately 14 hours later.  Also known as Salvador, it is a city full of culture, color and rhythm. 5 Fun Facts: Third largest city of Brazil with 2.9 million people. First capital of Brazil. Lacerda Elevator was the first public elevator in the... READ MORE

The Colorful City of Olinda, Brazil

Tuesday, April 4

Our Journey to Olinda After our Amazon trip we decided to work our way down the coast of Brazil with a stop at Olinda, Brazil. The original plan was to take a river boat cruise from Manaus to Belem to save some money. After hearing about theft problems, the conditions of the boat and length of time it would take, we... READ MORE

Exploring The Amazon Life

Tuesday, February 7

The Amazon The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest extending into Brazil, Columbia, Peru and other South American countries, and is also known to be the world’s largest river. It has the ‘Meeting of the Waters’, where the Rio Negro and the Solimoes River meet, but because of density and different temperatures, they don’t get mixed. The separate shades of... READ MORE

The Floating City of Iquitos Peru

Tuesday, January 31

Iquitos, known as the “capital of the Peruvian Amazon” is the world’s largest city that cannot be reached by road; you either fly in or arrive by boat. But this doesn’t keep the city from road noise – it still has the hustle and bustle of buses, motorcycles and the auto rickshaw. For many, Iquitos is the gateway into the Amazon,... READ MORE

Inca Trek to Machu Picchu

Tuesday, January 24

Taking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was such a rewarding and difficult travel experience – the best thing my husband and I have done together! If you are looking for a trip or honeymoon with adventure, an opportunity to bond with your partner, and/or a journey to enjoy some peace and scenery, look no further. It may be a challenging trek,... READ MORE

Explore Cusco, Peru

Tuesday, January 17

Last week I mentioned that 10 years ago my husband and I adventured on our first backpacking trip. In the upcoming weeks I will be sharing some photos from our trip; not for the purpose of saying “hey look at where we have been”, but to share the beauty available for all of us to explore. Who knows, perhaps it... READ MORE

Planning Your First Backpacking Trip

Tuesday, January 10

The Travel Bug This winter weather has me thinking travel. It was 10 years ago when my husband and I were planning our very first backpacking trip, and we’ve had the travel bug ever since. At that time I really didn’t know what to expect, and I can’t say that I had backpacking on my radar or bucket list. However, since... READ MORE