South America Travel

  • Santa Teresa Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro: Rooftop Sippin’ in Santa Teresa

    When we had originally booked our trip to Rio, we hotly debated where to stay, and the artsy Santa Teresa neighborhood made the list. The Relais & Chateaux property there looked enticing on its own and the views and boho…

  • Favela Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Favela Tour in Rio

    Heading into our trip to Brazil, a favela tour was on my must-do list before arrival. I had contacted a company simply dubbed Favela Tour in advance and had communicated with their founder, Marcelo Armstrong, whose tours are touted in guidebooks and…