I was pleasantly surprised when I felt the cold air filling up my lungs even on a hot summer’s day in Rio de Janeiro. The strong and sweet Brazilian arabica coffee helped me through my state of torpor at 4:30 a.m. The dark sky was clear and soon Vitor would be picking me up for our day of activities.
I USUALLY TRAVEL with an 8kg backpack — including my laptop. I don’t remember the last time I checked my backpack in. And I obviously never pay for it. Consequently, I never have to wait for it on the baggage carousel — those 10 minutes waiting might make you miss the one-per-hour airport shuttle.
Every time I read another article about tips for solo female travelers, I get a warm feeling inside. I know that our friends, sisters, mothers and partners have a new source of information. It’s easy to think that women’s safety is their problem. It isn’t. We, men, have to be as engaged as they are to tackle this issue.
Our Through the Lens interviews offer a never-before-seen view of our favorite communities. This time we look Through the Lens with Lucas Pinhel as she captures the vast, beautiful landscape of Santos.
When Lucas Pinhel was invited to Santos, Brazil, to experience Sheraton’s “Heart of the City” local, cultural celebration, he couldn’t have been more thrilled — it would be a chance to relive some of his most cherished childhood memories.
Nowadays he’s one of the most sought-after photographers...
Brighton is one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts, with hordes of Londoners coming to bask in the summer sun. But it’s in the evenings that the city truly comes alive, through the Brighton music scene.
With a music history spanning over 60 years, featuring big names such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix, it’s no surprise that over 500 bands perform gigs here every night of the week.
For most travelers, packing can be a panic-inducing activity. They’ve booked Instagram-ready hotels, bought long-haul flights to exotic destinations, and can’t wait for the thrilling tours awaiting for them. However, when they must decide what to put in their luggage, anxiety sets in, and they undoubtedly overpack.
Experienced travelers, on the other hand, understand that traveling light means a lot more than just fewer clothes—it represents a lifestyle choice. By employing a proven strategy ...
Nos dias de hoje, o redator freelancer que fala inglês, ou mais precisamente que escreve bem em inglês, leva vantagem sobre seus colegas redatores que falam somente português.
Além de ter acesso a um mercado gigante (o mundo todo!) que está preparado para trabalhar com freelancers, tem o fato de ganhar em moedas estrangeiras (dólar, euro, libra, etc), o que facilmente triplica ou quadruplica os seus ganhos.
Eu comecei a trabalhar como redator em 2013 pelo antigo Elance, que se juntou com o Od...
It took me some time to get to sleep the night before, but it didn’t take long to realise we had chosen the wrong hammocks. Yes, they were new and beautiful; the fancy red and green weave definitely caught our eyes — we were perhaps too quick in deciding to buy it. Unfortunately we didn’t know better.
You cannot get comfortable in your hammock from beauty alone, they need to be wide so you can stretch your legs without falling — ours weren’t. So, after moving about incessantly from side to side I finally found a half decent position and fell asleep.
From the car window, I could see the sea of white tents as we slowly approached Haridwar in Northern India. The sheer amount of people was proof that Kumbh Mela was indeed one of the largest gatherings in the world – 100 million souls.
Amazingly, I still had some personal space, a big difference from when I was in Brazil during Carnival, where for several moments I felt like I had a conjoined twin attached to me. I wondered if Haridwar would be so full of life if it hadn’t been hosting such a big event.
EVERY TIME I READ ANOTHER ARTICLE ABOUT TIPS FOR SOLO FEMALE TRAVELERS, I get a warm feeling inside. I know that our friends, sisters, mothers and partners have a new source of information. It’s easy to think that women’s safety is their problem. It isn’t. We, men, have to be as engaged as they are to tackle this issue.
As summer begins to reach its highest temperatures, there’s no better way to enjoy it than going outdoors with your friends, family, and pets. While most people are aware of the dangers of excessive heat and sun to humans (sunburn, heat stroke, nausea, etc.), not many realize your four-legged friends also need attention.
What is Heat Stroke?
Heat stroke is an extreme form of hyperthermia (high body temperatures) that if left untreated can lead to multiple organ failure and become fatal. Dogs ...
Many people think that when they’re applying for a new job, they’ll only be assessed based on their resumes and interviews. However, as social media is becoming more prominent, with an ever-growing user base, that’s not the case anymore. The way you portray yourself online might determine whether you get a job or not.
So, before you starting applying for new jobs, make sure your digital persona is not tarnishing your image and you’re not putting yourself at a disadvantage. You should have the...
It’s impossible to think about Rio de Janeiro without visualising the semi-naked bodies, the parties and even more so - the mesmerising beaches. With an average of 280 days of sunshine each year, it’s easy to understand the love Cariocas (Rio’s locals) have for the sand and sea.