My Christmas Holiday – Salt Lake City Utah

Family is important to me I am close with my siblings and parents. At the same time, I am the only one that lives outside of Salt Lake City. This is the main reason I make it a point to visit at least 2xs a year. I have 2 nieces and 1 nephew (born after this picture was taken) that I want to create a relationship with from a young age. I want my family to know they have an Aunt…

Hello 2016! Why I Started a Travel Blog

2015 has come to an end. It has been a good year. A tough one, but a good one. I started off last year with a trip to Costa Rica, and being unemployed. I lost my job in November of 2014. I was recruited for a small start up that wasn't supporting itself enough to keep me on board.  I had left a job I loved to seek a new opportunities (mainly with hopes of travel for work), only to…

Did Elsa Make This?

The cold never bothered me anyway... Just kidding! The cold is not my favorite... BUT I do enjoy a white Christmas!!! Back to the land of my nativity, Salt Lake City Utah. It is beautiful in the winter time. My days are filled with family time, and Christmas traditions. This year had a slightly different twist to it.  My boyfriends family (who is spread through out the USA) booked a cabin up in Heber UT which is about an hour away…

Hang glide in Rio De Janeiro

Loved it and would do it again! Hang gliding was on our bucket list from the beginning. We both have never been. We got a great deal from our Hostel ,the Vidigal House all for around $120USD. The runs are dependent on the weather. Luckily there had been some rain the day before which results in a nice breeze the following morning. Our morning started out fairly early. The driver picked us up and we were off to the near…

Staying at Vidigal House Hostel- Rio De Janeiro

We really enjoyed our stay in Vidigal Rio De Janeiro! Disclaimer: I meant to take more pictures of the rooms. I know, I know, I am a travel blogger and that should be my first priority! I will do my best to paint you the best picture of how it's like to stay there. I had a "Minor" case of culture shock when we first got there. The neighborhood seemed really shady. The location is at the top of the Vidigal…

Staying at Tupiniquim Hostel – Rio De Janeiro

I have found myself in a few hostels over the last few years. I figure, I would start writing and reviewing them in hopes that my readers can have more insight before booking. Starting with my Tupiniquim Hostel in Bogofoto Rio De Janeiro. The categories will be rated on the following: Location compared to major attractions: Location compared to local transportation: Customer Service: Community atmosphere: Overall experience vs cost: The rating will be 1-5, 5 being high. Location Compared with…

Transportation in Rio De Janeiro

What is the best way to get around this city? Ben and I didn't want to rent a car, we side on the backpacking/save money travel style. Good news is, Rio has a great and public transportation system! Below you will find my opinion on transpiration options in Rio. Personal driver If you have a personal driver then you must be doing something right. They are expensive but hey! If you have the means and want to travel that way…

Graffiti Art in Brazil

Is it weird that I like street art more then any other art out there? This post is dedicated to all the amazing street artists in Rio De Janeiro Brazil.  Please note that some pictures have been taken on an angle due to cars, or the angle on the hill. I did my best to editing to make them look level. Enjoy!   The picture above is taken by the Lapa steps. If you come out of the Lapa steps and head toward…

Vidigal Brazil 

The ride to Vidigal was a riot. Have you ever taken a bus in a different country and really wondered how you are going to know when to get off? Yep! That, AND the feeling of a roller coaster ride sums it up. What could I be worried about?  Taking the wrong bus, getting mugged, not being able to find our next hostel, and most of all motion sickness. It was fun and a good experience. I don't have much travel solo experience…