Looking for tips that will help you fit in and travel live like a local? You’re in the right place. Here, I’ll share all of the places you should visit and things you should do to experience the world through a local’s eyes.

10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

Heading to Rio? Do these 10 things if you want to see the city like a local.


Spending a Day in Tossa de Mar & Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava

Escape from Barcelona for a day (or night) and head to the Costa Brava towns of Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar. Here’s how to get there and what to see.


Beyond the Beaches: Getting to Know Some of the Real Mexico

There’s so much more to Mexico than just beautiful beaches. Here are a few destinations that will allow you to see the real Mexico.


Hiking Around Paraty & Surrounding Beaches

Thinking about hiking around Paraty for a few days? Here’s a little preview of what to expect.


Being 20 Again: 12 Days Spent in Ouro Preto

Find out my secrets to living like a local in Ouro Preto, Brazil.


How to Celebrate Carnival in Rio Like a Carioca

Find out how to celebrate Carnival in Rio like a true Carioca (Rio local).


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Beach Culture in Rio: How to Blend in Like a Local

The beach culture in Rio is one of a kind. Here’s how to make sure that you fit in.


Tips for Staying Safe in Rio

Here are my lessons learned on how to stay safe in Rio after 9 months spent living there.


Getting Around Rio by Bus: Everything You Need to Know

Find out what to expect when you take the bus in Rio.

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