Category Archives: Hotels

Guide to Wine Tasting in the Casablanca Valley, Chile (full overview!)

50 miles northwest of Santiago (a short 45 drive) you will enter the Casablanca wine valley where some of your favorite Chilean wines come from! There are lots of tours like Uncorked, chile-wine.com, or  you can do it yourself….. As you can see from the map above there are a number of vineyards all within short driving […]

Where to stay in Santiago

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the W Hotel in Santiago is the place to stay.  W Hotels are known around the world for their fresh design, trendy atmosphere and even in Chile you are able to frequent their popular Whisky Blue bar. The location is super convenient, right in the heart of […]

Where to stay in Ilhabela

There are lots of beautiful hotels in Ilhabela, however things book up pretty fast leading up to and during high season (summer) so try to plan ahead! We stayed at the Abayomi hotel (above), which is about a 3k walk to the Vila and has a nice beach area directly across the street from the main hotel with […]

Gastronomic and Eco-friendly experience at Fazenda Catuçaba (awesome weekend trip!)

After an awesome 4 days in Picinguaba, we hit the road back up through the mountains to the sister property Fazenda Catuçaba. The drive is nice, you’ll see lots of lush greenery as you drive through the mountains in hill county with cows and horses dotting the hills.  The property is located 30 minutes from the historical […]

Where to stay in Picinguaba

Summer time!! Come December 15th Paulista’s tend to evacuate the city and head to the many beaches that line the coast of Sao Paulo. Though there are tons of beautiful beach towns to visit we chose to pack up the car and drive to Picinguaba (just 20mins past Ubatuba).  The ‘town’ is a very small […]

Where to stay near Inhotim

Planning to visit Inhotim;  The famous art park/ botanical gardens which is located in Brumadinho, a small town about an hour and a half drive from Belo Horizonte?  If the answer is yes, you don’t have many hotel options… there are a few hotels close to the park but they look a bit run down.  If you want […]

Visiting the town of Flecheiras,Ceará Brazil

Located about 70 miles (120 kms) from Fortaleza, Flecheiras is a simple, rustic fishing village with a lot of charm.  The precious coral reefs offshore create splendid natural pools during the low tide, while the palm trees, lagoons, and endless sand dunes paint a unique picturesque scenery.  The constant breeze makes the location ideal for wind related sports, […]

Where to stay in Guajiru: Rede Beach Boutique Resort

Hidden amongst the tropical tranquility of coconut palms, on the beach of the small fishing village of Guajiru, is the unique, privately owned Rede Beach Boutique Resort. The resort (about an hour drive from Vila Mango) sits 120km along the breathtaking sunset coast, from the state’s capital of Fortaleza, Ceará, in North East Brazil. Simple yet […]

Where to stay in Icaraizinho: Villa Mango

From Jericoacoara it is about a 2 hour drive to Icaraizinho, another small fishing village famous for kite surfing. When I say very small, I mean you won’t see many other people for miles as it is very remote.  We stayed at Villa Mango, a charming hotel that completely integrates you with the beauty of […]

Kite surfing and lunch at Rancho do Peixe

Rancho do Peixe, located on the Preá beach, 12km from Jericoacoara (CE), is under the same ownership as Vila Kalango and situated  in the midst of a 200.000m² coconut tree farm, providing an exotic combination of beaches, dunes, cliffs and coconut trees. Since the resort is about a 30 min drive from the center of […]