Why is it that so many people live in cities, but whenever given the chance escape to small towns? Through the history of time, more and more people have been flocking to big cities. But somehow, I feel our hearts long for the tranquility of somewhere less hectic. Somewhere without the background noise of cars, horns, planes, and…… Continue reading Small Towns
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
Do you ever think about what life would be like as a coconut? As I stroll down the black and white patterned walk of Ipanema, I wonder about the life of these coconuts. Maybe they grew up in a tree a few hours away, were picked off and rolled into a van on the way…… Continue reading I’d Be…a Coconut in Ipanema
1. Stay in an Airbnb apartment – Airbnb has truly revolutionized how we can travel. Pulling up an app, zooming in on a map, and scrolling through various pictures of apartments in a city, you can find a entire apartment or room to stay in for a very affordable price. Sometimes, even less than what…… Continue reading 5 Money Saving Travel Tips
I’ve been thinking a lot about travel, particularly why we chose to move ourselves through the world in what we call “travel”. Why not just stay in one place? With our families, our friends, our lives? Why do we have this urge to, at times, seemingly complicate our lives, like going through security, loosing luggage, and…… Continue reading Why Do We Travel?
It’s hard to explain, or give it a name. It’s a feeling I get, like curling up with a warm drink. I feel safe in this home, as I no longer want to roam. Sprawled out in that floor, its that I adore. An old record, a jukebox, music that remind us to step off our soapbox. If we could just…… Continue reading Room
I’ve changed my mind. I hope that’s ok? Socrates once said, “All I know is that I know nothing.” I find it comforting to know that even the greatest philosophers of all time realized that we don’t really know or understand anything. It’s nice to know we can be free in changing our thoughts, because ultimately,…… Continue reading A Change of Heart [Bullfighting]