Travel is a hobby for many of us, and like many other hobbies, it tends to attract certain people over others. The fact is that those who travel often have tendencies that make them easy to stereotype and pick out from a crowd. This is even more true when you yourself are a traveler, and are currently on a trip.
One of the joys of living here in Colombia is the diverse and plentiful selection of fruits to choose from. The choices are quite abundant and it is an integral part of the culture to imbibe in a cold and tasty fruit juice at the end of a long day.
Most people know that Brazil is the biggest and most populous country in South America, that it's the land of samba, soccer and Carnival. But do you have any clue where the country's name comes from? What do you know about Henry Ford's project in the Amazon rainforest? I've put together a list with some curiosities and fun facts that you probably never knew about Brazil.
Relocating to another country to live in paradise is a reality for many people. Some leave behind the snow storms that paralyze the North Eastern United States while others are looking for a leisurely lifestyle at a much lesser price. However, paradise does not come without effort. As with my post about some of the challenges specific to traveling, this post is about some of the pitfalls you want to avoid if you are thinking about relocating. Generally speaking, this is not for someone whose job relocates them and offers full relocation services that include assistance with finding a home.
Vacations can be incredibly expensive; it may seem impossible to find a place to visit where you won't need to spend any more than $25. The image one conjures when you think of cheap vacations is usually one of dilapidation, crime, and roaches.
When planning a trip, we now have more options than the standard hotel or motel when we are exploring the world. Airbnb has made it possible for us to leave home and explore the world from a number of different settings. While most of us opt for the cozy feel of someone’s apartment, there are so many unique and exciting places we can now stay when on vacation, and nothing is more exciting or unique than your own island.
For newly-minted travelers, it is understandable to start out by hitting all the regular tourist destinations. However I would see your Paris, Hawaii, and Amsterdam and raise you a different path, or rather many paths - the ones less travelled. The overlooked gems in the travel world offer a deeper look into the natural beauty of the world and the diverse cultures that call that place home. Some of these gems are hiding in plain site. Some you may have never heard of or even considered.