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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 […]

São Paulo’s Hotel Unique

While in São Paulo this weekend, I stayed at the Hotel Unique and I must say, it is very unique.  The hotel was created by architectural genius Ruy Ohtake who made this boat shape or watermelon, not just a ‘unique’ hotel but also an urban work of art. When you enter the Unique, you will […]

The Maasai in Saquarema

I have walked past this beautiful beach restaurant multiple times and have been wanting to try it for dinner since I first spotted it. This weekend it was my mission to go over to Maasai, the hotel with a beautiful restaurant overlooking the beach- in front of the ‘post 9’ area of Saquarema. Maasai restaurant […]

Where To Stay In Buenos Aires

Looking to get out of Brazil for a weekend? Buenos Aires, Argentina is only a 3 hour flight and believe me it is worth the trip! Note: When you enter Buenos Aires as a foreigner for the first time you must pay $140 entrance tax.  You pay this every 10 years.  If you enjoy being […]

Views from Marina All Suites Hotel

Located in Leblon is one of the top contemporary boutique hotels in Rio de Janeiro, the Marina All Suites.  Not only is Marina All Suites in an incredible location it is also home to one of the hottest bars/restaurants Bar Da Praia, which as the name suggests it has a wonderful beachfront view. I will […]

Ilha Grande: How To Get There & Where To Stay

Planning a trip to Ilha Grande?  If you are in Rio, Ilha Grande is an easy weekend get-away.  To get there hop in your car (or take the bus) to Angra.  Normally you have the option of taking a ‘faster’ catamaran (45mins-hour) or the schooner (which takes about 1.5-2hours). Unfortunately when I went to catamaran […]

Best Place To Stay In Salvador? Aram Yami Hotel

Heading to Salvador for the weekend? I highly recommend staying at the Aram Yami Hotel. A beautiful boutique hotel located in the exiting neighborhood of Pelourinho, which is walking distance from anything you need. The hotel has only 5 rooms, and comes with a magnificent view of the entire Bay dos Todos los Santos. (see […]

Where To Stay in Paraty

Now that we have a car, exploring other areas of Brazil is much easier! About 4.5 hours away from Rio is the beautiful town of Paraty. Getting there is an interesting experience all on its own, driving through, in and around the many mountains (it is crazy trail as you can see from our GPS […]

Island Adventure at Hotel Pierre

After our delicious lunch (see Itacuruca trip), we decided to explore the island. From the restaurant, walk to the left to the beach (FYI-it is not a nice beach),  hike around that beach on a little trail to the cleaner beach where you can see the tiny island (above). We saw a few people standing […]

Buzios: Where to stay

Perched on a hill side between Centro and Orla Bardot, Vila D’Este is a wonderful hotel with amazing views, beautiful decor, excellent staff, very peaceful AND close to everything you need! The hotel itself is beautiful, overlooking the bay (above is the view from our room!),there are 2 pools: the one above is a regular […]