Favelas are supposed to be what we would call ghettos, slums or townships. They are a large part of what Rio is known, and often feared for. Visiting the favelas of Rio, especially the largest favela, Rocinha, is a very special experience. Rocinha is built on a steep hillside overlooking Rio, and is located about [...]
Exploring street markets can be the highlight of any destination and I’ve been lucky enough to explore my fair share from around the world. The following are my top ten favorites and they span the globe from South East Asia to Africa to the Middle East and Australia. Have you been to a market that [...]
I’ll admit it – I absolutely hate buying clothes. And the worst type of clothes to buy has to be suits which need to be measured and altered and usually involve more then one visit to the store. I find the whole ordeal zero fun mostly because of how tedious the process of finding something [...]
Now that our baby girl is five weeks old, it was time for her first vacation: New York City! It wasn’t a real vacation, since we live in NY, but rather it was a test for other trips we have planned this year. Vacationing where you live is a nice excuse to eat only in [...]
On a recent trip to South Africa my un-ending quest to find new and original adventure activities introduced me to something I had never heard of before – Blokarting. Blokarting is basically land sailing. That doesn’t sound like it makes much sense but basically we’re talking about very low, very light, go-kart with a very [...]
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