Category: South America

  • Applying for a Brazil Travel Visa in NYC

    Applying for a Brazil Travel Visa in NYC

    When planning a trip to Brazil, it can be a bit nerve-wracking when you realize there is an extra step to get a travel visa to enter the country, even if you are going for a short period of time. Americans are in fact very fortunate that there is only a short list of countries […]

  • Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

    Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

    After a brief overnight layover in Florianopolis (a cute Brazilian beach town that locals call “Floripa”) we eventually made our way to Rio, the last stop on our South America tour. We only had 3 days to see what this huge city had to offer, and it was not quite enough time. But we certainly […]

  • Montevideo Travel Guide

    Montevideo Travel Guide

    Uruguay is a country that’s creeping up lists on travel sites and blogs, and increasingly becoming a place to know when it comes to travel bucket lists. The late Anthony Bourdain had an episode in Uruguay, where he explained their new-ish government after years of hardship has led them to being a country with an […]

  • Taking the Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo

    Taking the Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo

    The easiest way to get from Buenos Aires to several cities in Uruguay is via ferry. Buquebus is the ferry company that runs huge ferries that sail direct to Colonia, Montevideo, and Punta del Este. We took the Sunday morning ferry to Montevideo on the “Francisco” ferry, which is the large boat that runs between […]

  • Buenos Aires Travel Guide

    Buenos Aires Travel Guide

    Our fist stop on our South America itinerary was Buenos Aires. After taking a long direct flight from Newark, we landed in Argentina’s capital to explore the incredible culture … and eat a lot of steak. My first thought after wandering around was that the city itself feels like a mix of a bunch of […]