Iguassu Falls, Brazil/Argentine Border

A Personal Observation on the Rise of Luxury Travel in South America

As a former overland driver and expedition leader in South and Central America, I’ve witnessed over my lifetime seismic changes in South America, from coup d’etats, revolutions World Cups, the rise and fall of the drug industry of the 80’s, and most strikingly a shift in the quality of travel and accommodation in this wonderful part of […]

Feijoada, Collard greens and orange slices.

Recipe: Brazilian Feijoada Stew

Considered the unofficial dish of Brazil, this hearty yet simple stew is actually an interesting snapshot of Brazilian history, one as old as colonial Brazil itself. The dish has similar variations in other former Portuguese colonies like Angola, Mozambique, and Goa (India), but no trip to Brazil would be complete without trying Feijoada. It is typically […]