We headed 3 hours west of Rio and reached the Serra de Mantiqueira, known as the Brazilian Himalayas. This area is known for its walking and bird life as well as stunning waterfalls and natural pools within the Itatiaia National Park. Breathe in the clean air while the melodious flow of water soothes as it intertwines through […]
Our journey started in Rio de Janeiro – it is an amazing city and spending time here is exhilarating, fun and energising. Cariocas (Brazilians who come from Rio) work hard and play hard and before long, over a few drinks, we’d made lots of friends. Everyone drinks caipirinhas – an exotic blend of neat Cachaca (alcohol derived from sugar […]
The jet touched down gently at 5:00 AM in Lima. After delays in Portland, Oregon and Dallas, Texas due to stormy Southwest skies, we were finally and happily in Peru. Four hours later, we enthusiastically hit the streets to start our three-week Peruvian adventure. Traveling for us means connecting with the people and their cultures. […]
Needing a World Cup Detox? Escape the madness and head for the hills, or the beach… Here are our 3 favourite places to stay in Brazil to make a break from the crowds: Santa Teresa Hotel Discover this exquisite small hotel hidden among Santa Teresa’s cobbled streets, old mansions and historic architecture. Nearby you can […]
This really was the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to expedition leader Hannah and her fantastic team was it was a magical experience. The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking and the history of polar exportation, and my hero Sir Ernest Shackleton in particular was vividly, brought to life. To be able to follow his journey and pay my respects to him at his graveside in South Georgia was very emotional and something I will never forget.
Lorraine traveled on Hebridean Sky. Find out more here.