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Checking into Villa Teresa 1
Brazil

CHECKING INTO THE VILLA TERESA

The plan was to stay in Copacabana near the Olympic festivities and the sun drenched beaches for the duration of our trip to Brazil. But a hotel mix-up threw a wrench into our plans and my Russian and I were…

Exploring Santa Teresa, Brazil 9
Brazil

EXPLORING THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF SANTA TERESA

If it weren’t for a hotel mix-up that left me stranded in the middle of Rio, I would have never visited Santa Teresa. After learning that our original hotel had no record of our reservation, my Russian and I…

Riding the trolley in Santa Teresa, Brazil
Brazil Travel Tips

13 TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHILE TRAVELING

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…

Overlooking Rio from the Villa Teresa Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Brazil Thoughts From The Road

BIRTHDAY REFLECTIONS IN BRAZIL

  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,…