Carnival Salvador – Three Ways to Experience the Greatest Party on Earth

Some samba dancers mid-move on the streets of Pelourinho

Travel pro tip (food): When in Brazil you must try the fried cheese sticks with oregano found on the beach (Queijo Assado), churrascaria (all you can eat BBQ), Acai fruit bowls and of course, Caipirinhas (alcoholic beverage with lime, sugar and Cachaça). I’m honestly lost with what to say about Carnival. How do I describe the absolute chaotic mayhem that consumes Salvador in heated frenzy to people who have not … Continue reading

Why I Travel and Why You Should Too

Brandon at the Beach, standing on a stack of square rocks, looking out over the sea, with a Brazilian flag draped over his shoulders.

“The important thing to remember, is that this simulation is a good one. It’s believable, it’s tactile. You can reach out, things are solid. You can move objects from one area to another. You can feel your body – you can say I’d like to go over to this location and you can move this mass of molecules, through the air, over to another location, at will. That’s something you … Continue reading