In depth guides to traversing the Amazon rainforest and in depth guides to sourcing caipirinhas.

Travel blog guide to traveling down the Amazon river in a cargo boat to Manaus. Safe budget travel in Amazon jungle.

The slow boat to Manaus

I spent 4 days hitching a hammock on a cargo ship down the Amazon river. Read more if you’re crazy enough to join me.

Travel blog city guide to Manaus, Brazil


The biggest city in the jungle, with a population quite as wild as the forest that surrounds them.

Travel blogfull guide to Ilha Grande, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Ilha Grande

Essentially, paradise. Swim with baby turtles inches away from the shore, hike forested mountains, sip cocktails, a delight.