9 Brutally Honest Reality Checks Before Moving to Rio de Janeiro

All of the information I wish someone would have been candid enough to share with me before moving to Brazil.

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How to Visit Christ the Redeemer

One of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World, you don’t want to miss the Christ on your trip to Rio.

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Get Your Yellow Fever Vaccine FOR FREE at Rio de Janeiro’s Posto de Saude

I needed a Yellow Fever Vaccine to travel to Costa Rica from Brazil, and I got it (for FREE!) at a Posto de Saude. Read how!

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Joy and Journey Guide to Rio de Janeiro (for Tourists AND Expats)

Save yourself the trouble and skip the duds to cut straight to the best of what Rio de Janeiro has to offer.

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12 Harsh Truths about Being an Awkward American Girl in Rio de Janeiro

The struggle is real for an awkward American girl in one of Latin America’s sexiest cities.

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My Favorite Places to Stay Under $100 a Night: Best Hotels and Hostels in South America

From under $10 and up to $100, all of these best hotels and hostels in South America share one thing in common: VALUE.

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Reveillon: Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro

While you’ve got a month before you need to SERIOUSLY consider your New Year’s Eve plans, some of you might already be getting a jump on things… not that I plan my NYE plans like… View Post

16 Realizations about Rio de Janeiro: Life as an Expat

After a little over a year in Rio de Janeiro as an expat, here are my top realizations about the city that I wouldn’t have picked up on as a tourist. Some are silly, some are… View Post

Open Letter to the “Macho” Men of Rio de Janeiro

A plea to the least pleasant part of Rio de Janeiro: its men.

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What Thanksgiving Means to Me (Hint: It’s Not Turkey)

Whether in Thailand, in Brazil, in the United States or on the moon, Thanksgiving for me means an attitude of gratitude and a gathering of friends and food. (and wine)

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