13 TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHILE TRAVELING

Riding the trolley in Santa Teresa, Brazil

I’m fresh off my whirlwind birthday trip to Rio de Janeiro Brazil and though a bit jet lagged, I’m still buzzing from the beauty and excitement that filled this past week. My Russian and I spent our days exploring the… Continue Reading

BIRTHDAY REFLECTIONS IN BRAZIL

Overlooking Rio from the Villa Teresa Boutique Bed and Breakfast

  The past few days in Brazil have been a whirlwind. Walking the lively shores of Copacabana, cheering on Olympic athletes along with thousands of spectators from across the globe, exploring colorful street markets, dining on mouthwatering local dishes, and… Continue Reading

A GUIDE TO NEW YORK’S BEACHES

Coney Island Boardwalk in the summer

Living in New York has many perks. Access to world class museums, fabulous restaurants, endless events and exposure to just about every culture there is. But part of what makes New York even more special is its proximity to the sea.… Continue Reading

DAY TRIP: THE BEST OF BOSTON

George Washington Statue in Boston Public Garden

My goal this summer has been to visit cities across the U.S. that have been on my list for a while. My first stop was Seattle, where I caught a bird’s eye view of the city and devoured a delicious cup of… Continue Reading