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After getting robbed in Rio and trekking 36 miles through sand dunes in Brazil's rugged northeast, three days in the city of Salvador were exactly what I needed.
Sometimes, it's nice just to be a tourist, don't you think?
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The process of getting to Brazil's Lençóis Maranhenses National Park was trying, to say the least – I lost my faith in humanity several times! Thankfully, I ended up regaining it more times than I lost it and, most importantly, I arrived at my destination.

Read my dramatic tale below!
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The bad news? Avoiding the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro has proven way harder than I hoped it would. The good news? All the hassle has been more than worth it.
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I'm returning to Brazil to see my friend +Leah Walker, to hike in the Lençóis Maranhenses and to visit the city of Salvador, for the first time – but I'm also righting a profound wrong.

Read today's post to learn more – I bet it's not what you think it is!
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My trip to Australia was 20 years in the making – I hope these pictures inspire you not to wait that long.
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BIG TRAVEL ANNOUNCEMENT!
As you might've gathered exploring the site, I'll be headed back to Brazil on June 25, to visit with Leah Walker Puckett, among other things. That's the good news.
The better news is that I've partnered with LAN Airlines, who happens to be giving away two free tickets to Rio between now and July 13. Read today's post to learn more, or simply click the link below to enter the contest now:

http://www.lan.com/onlyinsouthamerica/countdown?utm_source=blogger&utm_medium=leaveyourFB&utm_campaign=Countdown%20to%20South%20America

Good luck or, as they say in Brazil, "boa sorte"!
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I won't mince words: Brazil's Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is the most beautiful, exhilarating, captivating place I've ever been. If it's not already on your bucket list, I have a feeling it will be after you read today's post!
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I had gone the entire day without a single scratch on the camera so many people had warned me would be stolen, only to be pickpocketed on the most expensive bus in the safest neighborhood of Rio. 
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A great deal of the emails I receive from readers ask me for advice about planning trips to Europe. On one hand, I am uniquely qualified to answer these, having visited Europe nearly a dozen times during the past decade. On the other hand, I feel that I have barely scratched Europe’s surface, in spite of having traveled in so many of its countries.

This sample itinerary for two months in Europe is meant to provide an overview or cross-section of Europe – it is not meant to be all-inclusive. Feel free to modify or adapt it, adding bits and pieces of it to your own itinerary. 
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Read today's post to save 10% off your next travel booking, courtesy of Travel Factory.
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You might remember me making posts about something called “Honeyteering” a few months ago. Even if you don’t, I have a feeling you’re going to enjoy today’s post, which shows honeyteering (a combination of “volunteer” and “honeymoon”) in action.
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Many of you have written me asking about my favorite tips and tricks for finding cheap flights, and I've compiled the answers into today's post. I hope you find it helpful!
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  • Leave Your Daily Hell
    Editor, 2010 - present
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    ESL Instructor, 2009 - 2010
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Shanghai, China - Tampa, Florida - Fenton, Missouri - Sylvania, Ohio - Houston, TX
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Idiosyncratic, offbeat travel writer and photographer making rockstar dreams happen on lounge singer income.
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I was raised middle-class in the Midwest and my income is probably lower than yours. Using a combination of hard-work, determination and outside-the-box thinking, however, I’ve been able to travel like a rockstar for the past several years — on my own dime. This is something anybody, including you, can do. Want to learn how?
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I've traveled to 50 countries, had my work featured on CNN and haven't set foot in an office in almost four years.
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    Writing, 2003 - 2006
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Rio Rita has a lot of potential to be a great place to hangout, but it's also got a lot of barriers. Its rustic ambiance is a bit too dusty and dark; its delicious drinks are a little too expensive; and its cool staff sometimes verge on being cold. Oh well – yay for infused vodka!
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
East Side King offers up great food – that's the good news. The bad news? It's a f*cking food trailer, and each dish costs the same as a similar one in a sit-down restaurant. Good thing most ESK customers are too drunk to care!
Food: Very goodDecor: Poor to fairService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Progress is one of my favorite coffee haunts. Not only are their iced toddies amazing – especially if you get them with Mexican vanilla – but their quiet atmosphere makes it a great place to get work done. Plus, I'm not gonna lie: I have a crush on one of their employees!
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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I ate here for the first time today and I was absolutely floored. Great food, great service and a great Russian-kitsch atmosphere. I'll definitely be back!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed a year ago
Nuevo Leon offers up tasty Mexican food at decent prices. Is the ambiance world-class? Absolutely not! But then, you get what you pay for.
Atmosphere: GoodDecor: Poor to fairService: Good
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reviewed a year ago