Brasil: Day 2

February 5, 2010
Unfortunately, my room was right above the hotel's restaurant, so I was woken up bright and early by the kitchen staff setting up breakfast. On a positive note, I was the first to arrive at breakfast and therefore the first to arrive at the pool, so I was able to get...

Brasil: Day 1

February 3, 2010
My trip had really begun the day before, but nothing reportable had happened, as I had been traveling for almost twenty four hours to arrive at my ultimate destination of Porto de Galinhas. Porto, as it is affectionately called by the locals, is a sea-side village about one hour away...

Planning Brasil

February 2, 2010
My trip to Brasil began to materialize last June when I discovered that USAirways was starting a new direct route from Charlotte, North Carolina (my hometown) to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil the following December. I had 100,000 points with the airline and had been waiting for the right opportunity to...