On The Road

Follow the adventures of the Urban Travel Bloggers “On The Road” as they deliver their weekly diaries from farflung cities around the globe. If you’re looking for stories interlaced with advice and travel tips keep on reading. Our experienced travellers know how to hunt down the best things to do and hippest places to hang out in any given new locale…

Ilha-Grande-brazil

Boat trips, blue lagoons, beautiful beaches… and bed bugs? The Editor discovers a quirky travellers’ paradise in Brazil in this, his latest adventure on the road. Come join the ride… “Do you think they have bed bugs here?” demands a comose Australian from his reclining position on a bottom bunk,…

The Editor may be safely back in Europe, but his summer adventures in Brazil continue right here on UTB. After partying hard for eight days during Carnaval, is it finally time for him to experience some culture? After lying in bed for 24 hours after Carnaval there was only one…

olinda-carnival-brazil-tips

After weeks of pre-parties and anticipation, the Editor finally gets to experience the real Carnival in Brazil. However it seems his beloved sleep is not on the agenda… “A-CORDA, A-CORDA, A-CORDA!!!!” I am fast asleep in my hammock, in the imagined safety of a family home in Olinda’s old town,…

recife travel guide

Having mastered Portuguese and explored Rio in full, The Editor gets on a jet plane and heads North East to the region of Pernambuco for one of Brazil’s best carnivals… I touched down in Recife on a hugely expensive internal flight from Rio de Janeiro, three days before Carnaval proper…

rio de janeiro activities

Stuck for things to do in Rio? After three weeks of experiencing every aspect of the city, our itinerant Editor has a few suggestions on how best to experience Brazil’s culture and nightlife capital. Rio is definitely a party town, especially in summer and during Carnaval season… but surprise surprise,…