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Celebrating Reveillon In Rio De Janeiro

Where is the best place you’ve ever celebrated New Year’s Eve? Around this year, it’s a common question to ask fellow travelers, and bond over shared stories of awesome escapades abroad. For me, the answer is simple – the place I spent last New Year’s and look forward to celebrating again in just a few […]

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The best hikes in Rio de Janeiro

View from Morro do Leme

While Rio de Janeiro has an amazing coastline, the city offers so much more than just beachside relaxation and caipirinha sipping. In fact, the best way to enjoy the coastline for an adventurous traveler might not be from the seaside, but rather viewed from up above. Luckily, there are three awesome and easy-to-reach hikes within […]

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Is Christ the Redeemer on your bucket list?

Maybe it should be. The most iconic monument of Brazil (and, some argue, South America), Christ the Redeemer is an epic reminder of the power of the Christian faith and also an important symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Almost 2 million tourists visit the statue every year, and many more dream of […]

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Top 5 totally free activities in Rio de Janeiro

Travelers love South America for its accessible language, easy transportation, and relatively inexpensive prices. But within the region, one notorious budget-breaker (and language anomaly) tends to be avoided or quickly skipped through. The rumors are true: compared to the rest of South America, Brazil can be more difficult. The whole country is pretty pricey – […]

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Tips Learned from Hitchhiking from Albania to Croatia

Kotor, Montenegro

It all started with a brief conversation in Tirana, Albania; the same conversation backpackers have over and over again in […]

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