Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The curious thing about Rio de Janeiro is that it simultaneously ranks as one of the “Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World” and one of the “Top 10 Places You Should… Continue reading

That time we reunited with Justin’s sister from 1996

The Salisbury family hosted their first exchange student, a girl named Priscilla from Brazil, back in 1996. Knowing we would be in her neck of the woods, Justin, curious, reached out to her… Continue reading

São Paulo, Brazil

Our first impression of Brazil admittedly wasn’t the best, but what can you expect when your first stop is São Paulo with little time? A five-hour flight from Lima brought us to the… Continue reading

Lima, Peru

The part in our Disney World post about plucking a Peruvian boy straight out of the jungles was not entirely true. Pepe had been living in Lima with his sister’s family for seven months… Continue reading

Fun in the sun at Atlantis Bahamas

Most of our flights for our RTW adventure were booked well in advance with air miles. Can you believe it cost fewer miles to fly to Lima via Nassau than to go from… Continue reading

Top Five Small Cities in Europe

To follow up on our Top Five Big Cities in Europe list, here are our Top Five Small Cities, those with populations of fewer than 500,000 people. SEYDISFJORDUR, ICELAND The dramatic drive up… Continue reading

That time we took a Peruvian to Disney World

In 2009, Justin volunteered with a Scottish charity for two weeks to provide, by boat, the communities along the Peruvian Amazon River with dental care. That was when he met a then 12-year-old… Continue reading

That time we crossed the Atlantic for next to nothing

The purpose of a RTW adventure is to see the world, so it came as a surprise to us that one of our best experiences has been being held captive on a cruise… Continue reading

Sunrise Sailing into Cape Liberty

Our 8-day Transatlantic voyage wrapped up in the most fashionable way possible–an early morning sailing through New York Harbor, with spectacular views of the city skyline and, of course, Statue of Liberty.  It… Continue reading

Top Five Big Cities in Europe

We often use redundant adjectives to describe many of the cities we’ve visited, like “charming” and “beautiful,” but our Top Five Big Cities in Europe offered something more—sort of a sense of breathlessness,… Continue reading