Category Archives: Activities

Where to stay in Porto de Galinhas

Looking for a nice and fun place to stay in the beautiful Porto de Galinhas (60km from Recife, about 1-1.5hour drive)  Head to Village Porto de Galinhas, with a great location, and fun amenities you will have a wonderful stay.  Village is located right on the beautiful beach of Porto de Galinhas the property is covered with hammocks, […]

Iguassu: Brazil side + Boat toar

The Brazilian side of Iguassu is incredible, shorter trails but you are right up close and you will get completely soaked! Check out some of the pics from the Brazil side: Ok, now that you have seen what the falls are like from above, you have to check them out from below by doing the […]

Iguassu: Exploring Parque das Aves (Bird park)

Have you ever wanted to get up close with a toucan? Walk amongst the butterflies? Talk to the parrots? You must go to Parque das Aves , the famous bird park located a short walk from the main entrance into the Brazilian side of Iguassu.  There are 1020 birds covering about 150 different species some of which […]

Iguassu: Argentina side

If you are staying on the Brazilian side of Iguassu (see previous post for where to stay), it is a a quick one hour drive over to the Argentina side.  You will need to bring your passports and stop and get some pecos (there is a gift shop about 10 mins before the boarder where […]

Where to stay in Iguassu

Iguazu Falls are the massive waterfalls of the Iguazu River that separate Argentine and the Brazilian state of Paraná. They are one of the 7 World Wonders so when I say it is an amazing place to visit, believe me it is! Now, when planning a trip to see such an amazing place it only seems right to stay in […]

Movie night in Sao Paulo V.I.P style

Folks, this is NOT your average movie night out…. Brazilians love anything that screams exclusivity and going to one of the VIP movies definitely has that appeal.  Right when you enter Cinapolis you will see a special lounge sectioned for VIP movie goers which includes a full bar, and select menu (not your average movie treats). […]

Matetic wine tour experience

One of the highlights of staying at La Casona (see previous post), is their packages which include various ways to explore their vineyard: Matetic. Instead of your average walk through/sit down wine tour at Matetic you can choose to horse back ride or bike through the vineyard; we chose the bike ride through the various parts […]

Where to stay in the Casablanca valley, Chile

If you are looking for that perfect combination of comfort and experience then you must stay at La Casona, a cozy,  7 room boutique hotel set in the Chilean countryside which is part of the Matetic Vineyards. The property is beautiful, very green with flowers lining the different walk ways and the views of the vineyards and country […]

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 […]

Scenes of Santiago