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Category: South America

July 13, 2018

A Week in Salvador, Brazil

The first time I visited Brazil, I spent time in Rio de Janeiro, partied in Buzios, basked on the beaches of Ihla Grande and Florianopolis and spent my 30th birthday exploring waterfalls at Foz de Iguacu. At the time, I wanted to visit Salvador, located in the Northeast of Brazil, but I didn’t have enough […]

July 11, 2018

Solo Traveling in Montevideo, Uruguay

Five days is hardly enough time to explore a city, but it’s enough time to know whether or not you’ll want to come back. When it comes to Montevideo, a return visit is definitely in order. Ideally in the summer months, so I can go to the beach without a winter coat, scarf, and gloves. […]

July 9, 2018

Bolivia: A Journey Home

Home for me is a lot of places. It’s California where I grew up, Hawaii where I plan to move back to after my travels, and it’s Bolivia. My family’s roots are here.  It’s the country I’ve been to the most. So many times I can’t even count.  I love coming back. Every visit is […]

June 8, 2018

The Flavors of Peru

There are certain moments you don’t even remember you had stored in your memory bank that start to pour in once you revisit a place. Flashbacks that fill your mind with all the good times, a feeling so beautiful that you can’t help but smile. When I got off the plane in Peru, it all started […]

May 27, 2018

Top Experiences on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

From Colombia’s Caribbean coast to the vibrant cities of Bogota and Medellin, this country is such a diverse and fun place to explore.  In the Northern region, you can’t miss Cartagena, and in my opinion, no trip to Colombia would be complete without experiencing the magic that is Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona.  Whether you have […]

May 10, 2018

Comuna 13 – Medellin, Colombia

Colombia keeps surprising me with it’s magic and diverse landscapes.  I spent a few weeks on the Caribbean coast, explored Bonda and truly felt connected to nature at Tayrona National Natural Park.  After a quick plane ride from Santa Marta, I arrived in Medellin and took a bus into the city. Comuna 13 I heard […]

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