Girl Flaking, Brazilian Style

One of my posts that has grown in popularity and comments is the one called “The One Thing I Can’t Stand About Colombian Girls.” I’ve had numerous Colombians themselves comment on the post, including girls from Medellin who confirm exactly what I talk about. Well, I just went on a romp through Southern Brazil and [...]



8 Reasons To Go Abroad Before You’re Ready To

A lot of people wonder if they are ready to go abroad, ready to travel, ready to jump into the unknown of a foreign place. Let me just answer this question for you… GO. REGARDLESS. Seriously, do not sit around waiting until tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes. Your life is now. You should even go abroad [...]



Is Brazil Expensive? (My Findings From The Southern Region)

One of the primary things I was curious about before I decided to go on this blitz through southern Brazil was the cost of living in the country. Rumor had it that Brazil was ridiculously expensive. Some articles I read recommended a budget of $100 per day. Others told me that São Paulo and Rio [...]



7 Questions People Ask Me About Colombia

It’s amazing that for the, oh, 10 people that read this blog, I’ve been getting a good amount of email. Below are some of the most frequent questions I get asked about Colombia: 1. I am thinking about going to Colombia or to country X, what do you think? Well, you shouldn’t come to Colombia [...]



I Hate Hostels. I Love Hostels.

These past few weeks I found myself back in hostels for the first time in awhile. I hate hostels. When I walk in the front door carrying my suitcase, I have to navigate narrow walking spaces and doorways, side-stepping to people can get by, and doing nothing less than leg presses as I walk up [...]



How I Read Portuguese After Just One Week Of Study

I recently wrote a post outlining my practical hacking Portuguese plan. It really is very practical, because it includes some of the programs and instructional materials I am using. To this point I have been pretty lazy, but still have been picking up some Portuguese. A couple weeks ago I was Facebook messaging (i.e. not [...]



Important Tools To Help Your Business

Lots of people these days use travel as a way of designing their lifestyle. They want to travel, and so they need to set up a business that will give them the time and money they need to traverse the world. These days, a number of internet entrepreneurs are setting up in places like Europe, [...]



How To Live In Florianopolis Brazil For Less Than $30 A Day

Today I am going to show you how Brazil can be affordable. This comes from what I’ve actually been doing for several days this past week. So this is tried-and-true, boots-on-the-ground verified. However, I do admit that this kind of thing requires significant lifestyle adjustments… i.e., no, you aren’t going to eat out three times [...]



Brazil: First Impressions

1) The people of Brazil seem to be of all shapes, sizes, and colors. There is no one ‘Brazil’ body type. It’s like anyone could be Brazilian. 2) Although there is no one ‘Brazil’ body type, the good looking girls in the club definitely have a ‘Brazilian model’ look. 3) And, although there is no [...]



The Brazil Blitz – Southern Edition (Or, My Plan To Find Liveable Cities)

The more I travel– perhaps, the more I age– the more I become clear on my priorities. Over the past year, I’ve realized I am not traveling just to travel. I am not that interested in traveling just seeing the sites of a city… I mean, after awhile, all the historic city centers tend to [...]