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Trying to choose your next destination? Looking for inspiration for your next vacation? Want to know more how to have an authentic experience while you are visiting a new country? Wondering if that dream activity is ethical and how can you be a responsible travel and leave your positive mark on our planet? Or maybe you are looking for some motivation between being super busy, traveling and being healthy.

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Most Recent Posts

Iceland Ring Road 10 day Itinerary – Bonus: Map + Resources to Plan and Book

Por Paula Martinelli | jul 28, 2020
Iceland Itinerary 10 days

A Self-Drive of the Iceland Ring Road is the best way to explore the beauty that Iceland has to offer. Check this very detailed 10-day itinerary and map

Homestay with Black H’mong: The most authentic homestay Sapa has to offer

Por Paula Martinelli | jul 8, 2020

If you are looking for an authentic experience to do Sapa trekking and homestay, the most outstanding homestay Sapa has to offer is with a local Black H’ mong hill …

Ethical tourism in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Por Paula Martinelli | jun 16, 2020

  Vietnam has seen a major tourism increase over the last decade, and visitors all over the world have one thing in common: taking a cruise to the UNESCO Heritage …

My Son, Vietnam – Tips on how to visit the Hindu Sanctuary

Por Paula Martinelli | jun 15, 2020
Vietnam 2-weeks itinerary

  The UNESCO World Heritage Site of My Son, in Vietnam, is often skipped. However, it is a worthwhile place to visit as a side trip from Hoi An or …

Jalapão Tocantins – Viagem para um paraíso natural (roteiro local)

Por Paula Martinelli | jun 3, 2020

Jalapão is a unique destination for ecotourism lovers and ready to reveal stunning experiences. As you travel along the dirt roads, you can’t even imagine the beauties lurking around the region, the dry and unbearably hot savannah gives way to the verdant green paths, mysterious boils, dunes and hills, waterfalls and transparent rivers.

South Africa Safari: 25 Pictures to inspire you

Por Paula Martinelli | maio 26, 2020
Giraffes at a South-Africa safari

This bucket-list safari in South Africa is a collection of 25 inspiring photos of a variety of safaris I have done during my trip to South Africa. From Kruger National …

21 fatos interessantes e divertidos sobre o Rio de Janeiro

Por Paula Martinelli | maio 19, 2020

  A local’s guide of 21 interesting and fun facts about Rio de Janeiro that you would love to know, and you can only find here.  The Brazilian city of …

Planning a Trip to Brazil: A step-by-step travel guide (insider’s tips)

Por Paula Martinelli | maio 13, 2020
Brazil Travel Guide - All to know before you go

Brazil is a diverse and beautiful country waiting for you to explore. Go beyond Rio’s beaches, and Sao Paulo’s metropolitan allure and see everything Brazil has to offer…

SAPA, Vietnam: Ethical Travel Guide

Por Paula Martinelli | abr 28, 2020

ETHICAL TRAVEL IN SAPA AND WHY I RECOMMEND BOOKING AN INDEPENDENT HOMESTAY Trekking and homestay in Sapa with a local H’mong hill tribe was the top of my bucket list …

Everything you need to know about trekking & homestay in Sapa

Por Paula Martinelli | abr 22, 2020
Homestay with Black H'mong in Sapa

Sapa is located beyond the clouds in a mountain town in Lao Cai Province which also includes Vietnam’s highest peak, Fan Si Pan.

It is in a remote place in Vietnam located about 350 km northwest of Hanoi, close to the Chinese border. We were so close to China that while my phone didn’t have service in much of Vietnam, in Sapa I could get on service from China.

Vietnam – The Best 2 Weeks Itinerary (complete day-by-day guide)

Por Paula Martinelli | abr 15, 2020

  Vietnam is amazing, from top to bottom, with such a diverse landscape, friendly people, rich culture and yummy food. Vietnam has over 1,000 miles long to be explored. The …

9 Positive Lessons from social distancing from people around the Planet

Por Paula Martinelli | abr 7, 2020
The positive things we can see when we slow down

  These 9 positive lessons from social distancing shared by people all over the world of things we can see only when we slow down, will inspire you to find …