Chicago to Portland – Epilogue – Road Trippin’

Interstate driving in the United States gives you a wonderful feeling of freedom.  You rarely meet any significant traffic and it is possible to feel, at once, powerful and dominating in whatever giant vehicle you may be driving, yet small and insignificant against the vast, imposing, landscape.  It is a baffling paradox in so many […]

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Ilha do Mel, Brazil

If you travel about 75 miles East of the city of Curitiba in Brazil to the coastal town of Paranaguá you can get a ticket for a small wooden ferry which takes you on a thirty minute journey to one of the best kept secrets in Brazil.  Ilha do Mel is a small island just off […]

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