Power lines tangled into impossible webs. Thin staircases between five-story buildings stacked like pastel boxes in an attic. The smell of concrete dust and curing meat. 1 in 5 Rio de Janeiro inhabitants call a favela home. Yet, the only time I’d ever heard of these urban hillside shantytowns was in a story from a […]Read more "Inside a Favela"
Pedra de Gavea is ever so slightly taller than the tallest building in the world. It’s also the tallest mountain in the world that ends directly in the sea. Challenge accepted.Read more "The Best Hike in Rio"
My visit to Rio de Janeiro in July 2017 heralded my proudest bucket list achievement ever: seeing all the New 7 Wonders of the World. I still can’t quite believe I managed to do it. I thought about ranking them from best to worst, but that seemed somewhat crass considering they’re all awe-inspiring marvels. So […]Read more "Conquering The Seven Wonders"
The Rocky mountains are beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that even though I hate driving alone, I just kept driving all day. I made it from Banff to Jasper and back – in total about 9.5 hours of driving. And it was totally worth it. Let these pictures tell you why… The Fairmont Banff Springs […]Read more "Canadian Rocky Road Trip (In Photos)"
#4 – Go Up the Willis Tower I’ll start with the obvious one. Formerly known as the Sears Tower, the Willis Tower was the tallest building in the world for many years, and it’s well worth the visit (as every single tourist and their family seems to already know). #3 – Millennium Park Anish […]Read more "A Weekend in Chicago: 4 Unmissable Activities"
I’ve always wanted to go dogsledding. In fact, I flew all the way to Norway for a long weekend pretty much solely so I could try it.Read more "Dogsledding in Norway"
Let’s face it, Cancún isn’t exactly known for its culture. On the scale from Abandoned Paradise to Crowded Tourist Trap, Cancún ranks just behind the Olive Garden in Times Square. Determined to find out whether the oyster had a pearl, I decided to spend a long weekend in Cancún.Read more "5 Highlights of Cancún"