Stephanie Kempker

8 Reasons Not to Skip Sao Paulo

When planning an itinerary to Brazil, most travelers elect to skip over Sao Paulo and head straight to Rio de Janeiro. But Brazil’s biggest city has so much to offer! With amazing green parks, outstanding international dining, and safe neighborhoods, Sao Paulo is a great introduction to Brazil.

10 Amazing Places in Rio de Janeiro for a Beach Vacation

Rio de Janeiro is where people come to relax, socialize, and play. Stand up paddleboarding, surfing, bodyboarding, volleyball, futevolei (a hybrid volleyball/football combo), soccer, and swimming are all practiced along Rio’s beautiful coastline and across its many beaches. If you don’t want to get in on the sport scene, you can simply relax, maybe with...

Top 8 Must-Dos for the Real Carioca Experience in Rio de Janeiro

Whether you choose the hustle and bustle of Copacabana, the excellent people watching of Ipanema, or interesting Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro has a beach for everyone!

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8 Tips for Exploring Angkor Wat

The Angkor Wat complex is a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the largest religious monument in the world. It was first built as a Hindu temple during the Khmer Empire, but was gradually repurposed as a Buddhist temple at the end of the 12th century.

7 Tips for Having an Awesome Songkran (The World’s Biggest Water Festival)

Songkran is the exciting, energetic Thai holiday that can be described as a days-long water festival. For those who haven’t played Songkran before, it most closely resembles a countrywide water fight. Held in mid-April, the festival celebrates the traditional Thai New Year, and is most famous for the throwing of water and smearing of paste…

5 Most Beautiful Hikes in Rio de Janeiro

Want to explore Rio de Janeiro on foot? You’ll get some of the best views of Rio de Janeiro available by following our first-hand hiking adventures.

Your Guide to Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro

The Carnaval of Rio de Janeiro is the largest Carnival celebration in the world, with more than 2 million people flooding the streets to party. Are you going to be one of those people this year? You’ll experience the soul of samba, boisterous bloco parties, and beautiful beaches.