Birding is Boresome and Other Myths

Let this be an ode to the non-tactile senses. To the joy of looking and seeing, the richness of listening and hearing. To being still long enough and staying put long enough to enjoy some of the world’s subtleties. About 15 years ago, I had burrowed my way into the professional world of travel. In […]

Hidden Gem: The Pantanal

Brazil is a veritable piñata of sights and experiences. And while the Amazon, the epic Iguassu Falls, and Rio are all rightfully high on the must-see list, there is another compelling reason to visit (or revisit) this gigantic playground. And it’s called the Pantanal (say this to yourself in the echo-y voice of an omniscient […]

On My Plate: Brazil

We’ve already caused countless fits of jealousy and envy by posting gorgeous views and fancy hotel rooms. Now, we offer a disclaimer: don’t read before lunch. Here we begin a series to share some of our favourite meals, every Friday. Where: A roadside restaurant in Brazil’s Pantanal region (think Florida Everglades meets Australian outback). What: Piranha soup. […]