One of the greatest joys of travel is the connections you make with the local people. It takes considered effort to break down language barriers and cultural norms, but it is in these very efforts that we learn the beauty of human interaction. On a recent trip to Peru with Intrepid Travel I had the privilege of meeting an incredible family who made me fall in love with South America all over again.
Given what we do for a living, we see a lot of the Earth. We’ve developed a deep fondness and appreciation for all the natural wonders the world has to offer–in South America and beyond.
Rio de Janerio is not just a sizzling, seductive beauty, it’s also a convenient launching point for a number of other exciting destinations in South America. Just look at some of the places you can visit from Rio (or São Paulo, for that matter) in just a flight of five hours or less.