Top 5 Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

1. Bike or run Copacabana & Ipanema on a Sunday – My favorite thing about Rio is that the main road right next to the beach is closed to cars all day Sunday, so that bikers, runners, and outdoor seekers can use it. Nothing quite like enjoying the views of Copacabana and Ipanema using your own two feet to get…… Continue reading Top 5 Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro


Elephants, Giraffes, Ostriches….Oh My!

I was very spoiled this weekend to have gotten to see a myriad of animals without even having to leave my own city! Saturday began with a trip to the elephant orphanage.  The orphanage is for baby elephants who had been abandoned or separated from their mothers.  Most of them unfortunately had been orphaned due…… Continue reading Elephants, Giraffes, Ostriches….Oh My!