Is Brazil Dangerous or Is It Just Paranoia?
Sep25

Is Brazil Dangerous or Is It Just Paranoia?

Prior to my first trip to Brazil, I read and heard how dangerous it is to visit. I read about debit and credit card skimming and cloning as well as muggings and pickpocketing. After my my first visit to Brazil, other than the hotel security guard following my sister and I to our room, the only incident was credit card cloning and I’m thankful Discover recognized and shut it down.

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Business Travel: An Unexpected Free Day in São Paulo, Brazil
Sep23

Business Travel: An Unexpected Free Day in São Paulo, Brazil

When traveling to someplace new, I’m a planner. Today, I found myself with a free day in São Paulo, Brazil, totally unprepared. I won’t get into the details as to why I ended up with a free day but when traveling for business, you just have to punt when you’re not sure what to do.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Tips for Staying Safe When Traveling to Brazil for the World Cup
Jun10

INFOGRAPHIC: Tips for Staying Safe When Traveling to Brazil for the World Cup

All eyes are on Brazil this week as the country welcomes the world to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and in two years, Rio de Janeiro will play host to the Summer Olympic Games. If you’re one of the estimated 3.7 million people traveling to Brazil, remember in all the thrilling excitement to take time to play it safe in Brazil.

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Travel to Brazil: Rio de Janeiro in the Blink of an Eye
Jun02

Travel to Brazil: Rio de Janeiro in the Blink of an Eye

Sleep? Who needs sleep when you’re in another country for two nights? Or, another continent in this case. Another business trip had me traveling to Rio de Janeiro last week and my on-the-ground time was three days and two nights with most of that time devoted to business meetings.

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Learn How to Prepare a Brazilian Meal with Cook in Rio
Nov25
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Lost in Brazilian Portuguese Translation: When the Security Guard Rings Your Bell
Nov15

Lost in Brazilian Portuguese Translation: When the Security Guard Rings Your Bell

“Do you sleep here?” my sister Lizzy asked the tall, dark and handsome hotel security guard who joined us in elevator. We had seen him morning, noon and night during our week-long stay in Rio de Janeiro and had exchanged smiles and little waves. On our last in night in Rio, this was the first conversation we had with him.

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Getting a Business Travel Visa for Brazil in Florida is Easy When Following the Rules
Sep23
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Florida Travel: A Walk in the Dark at Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville
Apr14

Florida Travel: A Walk in the Dark at Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville

Hear all the creatures who chirp, squawk, and bark in the dark during a nighthike at the Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville.

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Florida Travel: Exotic Safaris Without a Passport
Oct09

Florida Travel: Exotic Safaris Without a Passport

Florida is home to a variety of wildlife such as American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and Florida black bears. There are also several exotic safaris to visit and you don’t need a passport.

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Things to do in Gainesville: Visit the University of Florida Bat House and Barns!
May24

Things to do in Gainesville: Visit the University of Florida Bat House and Barns!

Looking for unique things to do in Gainesville, here something for ya – check out the University of Florida bat house and barns! Footballs and baseballs aren’t the only objects soaring through the sky at the University of Florida. Tens of thousands of bats inhabit the campus and their departure from the UF Bat Barns and Bat House each evening is one of Gainesville’s most interesting ecotourism attractions.

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Traveling Solo to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Apr29

Traveling Solo to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

If you were give an airline ticket to visit any place in the world, where would you go? Traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, was a big check off my bucket list and don’t think it would have ever happened without the assistance of Turkish Airlines. See, in October 2015 they ran a campaign launching new air service between Miami and Istanbul, Turkey.

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Solo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: We’re All Same Same But Different
May16

Solo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: We’re All Same Same But Different

What was one of the best things about being solo in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? We’re all same same, but different.

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Europe Bound to Cruise Portugal’s River of Gold with Viking River Cruises
Jul27

Europe Bound to Cruise Portugal’s River of Gold with Viking River Cruises

In a way, I’m feeling like a kid in the days leading up to Christmas because I’ll be cruising for the first time. And, I’ll be doing it solo with Viking River Cruises with their Portugal’s River of Gold up the Douro River itinerary.

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10 Things that Surprised Me About Thailand
Apr12

10 Things that Surprised Me About Thailand

Oh, Thailand. I had no idea how in a short period of time I would be so smitten with your wonderful kingdom. My visit was only a week long and definitely not enough time to call me an expert. I admit, I didn’t do the proper research before hitting the ground running in Bangkok and Loei Province and in my naivety, here are 10 things that surprised me about Thailand.

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Hanging On And Hoping Nothing Slips Through the Cracks
Sep21

Hanging On And Hoping Nothing Slips Through the Cracks

“It’s really, really hard,” I said in response to a friend telling me she didn’t know how I balance life as a single woman. Yeah, I don’t know how I do it either but I do. I’ve come accustom to it.

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