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    Brazil

    7 Brazil Travel Tips to Know Before You Go

    I recently had the pleasure of adding Brazil to my growing list of most beautiful countries to visit. I took 9 flights, visited 10 cities and lounged on a handful of beaches in just over two weeks, and as always, I’ve returned with tons of awesome travel tips and fun facts starting with these 7 Brazil travel tips to give you a jump start on your own trip planning. 1) Learn the Lingo  English is not widely spoken in Brazil, and while you don’t have a hope in hell of mastering this complicated language before you go, learning a few key phrases will not only help you navigate around, the locals are more…

  • Adventure Travel,  Travel,  Travel Inspired

    What is Real Travel Anyway?

    Over the last decade, travel trends, and buzzwords have dictated where and how people should travel. Certain destinations have not just become popular, but trendy and the travel experience is now harshly judged not only by colleagues and peers, but by the industry itself. It’s no longer socially acceptable to dedicate your hard earned time away from work, to a week on some beach somewhere, doing nothing but eating good food, soaking up some rays, or getting lost in a good book; Unless you’re camping out at Everest Base Camp for two weeks, it’s not real travel! I’ve read countless travel blogs, including some of my most beloved, and in one…

  • Travel,  Travel Tech

    Top 5 Weird Things I Never Travel Without

    It’s been four months since my last epic trip. I know, can you believe my Big Island Adventure was that long ago! My soul is restless again with thoughts of hitting the road again. I have my eye on South America in the fall, and a big trip to Europe the following summer. Every time I come home from a trip, I’m always trying up my  preparedness and packing list game for the next time. You would think after over-landing across Africa, or living out of a backpack for  a year I’d have it down, but there’s always something. Women have this unshakable reputation for packing everything plus the kitchen sink…

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    Couples Travel: 5 Ways to Avoid a Travel Divorce

    Traveling with the one you love is supposed to be whimsical and romantic, but let’s face it, it’s also a huge pain in the tuckus if your travel style doesn’t exactly match theirs. If 5 star hotels and Louis Vuitton luggage is what you envision your vacation to look like, then you probably won’t get along with someone who prefers a backpack and two changes of underwear. As someone who loves being on the road, I’m convinced the conversation about ‘traveling styles’ should fall in the same realm as the “child rearing” conversation. A simple trip can either be the greatest bonding experience, or a first class ticket to splitsville.…