About the Author

Globetrotting Contributing Editor - Christian’s first globetrotting adventure saw him get lost exploring the streets of Saigon. Following his nose to Asia’s best coffee, two lifelong addictions were born. A freelance writer and novelist, Christian’s travels have since taken him around his native Australia, Asia, Europe, and much of North America. His favourite trips have been through Japan, Spain, and Brazil, though with a love of off-beat, artsy cities, he’ll seize any opportunity to return to Paris, New York, or Berlin.

Pelourinho District in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

10 Great Cities to Visit on a Brazil Vacation (that aren’t Rio de Janeiro!)

Ah, Rio. The marvelous city that decorates most every popular image of Brazil. The city of Copacabana and Carnaval, where Christ the Redeemer gazes out over endless white sands, backed by the towering peaks of Tijuca Rainforest. It’s easy to get lost in the beauty and romance of Rio. Unfortunately, most tourists on a Brazil […]

Yacht passing Belem Tower in Belem district, Lisbon, Portugal

Four Perfect Days in Lisbon on a Portugal Vacation

If Europe has a current “it” city, it’s Lisbon. Accessible and affordable, combining the creative hunger of early 00s Berlin with a Southern European devotion to good living, the Portuguese capital seems to have it all. On your Portugal vacation, Lisbon offers a long and colourful history, beautiful architecture, lively nightlife, great restaurants and cafes, […]