Two years later : some news from Latin America

From 2014 to 2016 I traveled through 16 countries of Latin America swapping my marketing skills in exchange for food and accomodation, and making videos to document good practices for a more responsible and sustainable tourism : a HopTour of Latin America. I stayed in touch with many of the tourism stakeholders I met on more »

Ilhabela, Brazil

Day 650 : Ilhabela, the “Beautiful-Island”

Ilhabela is small Brazilian island very easy to access as it is located at just twenty minutes in boat from the coast and 4h of bus ride from Sao Paulo. 85% of the island is UNESCO biosphere reserve classified (“mata atlantica” forest) and several isolated beaches are inhabited by traditional caiçaras fishermen communities: an amazing destination for more »

Day 620 : Through the pacified favelas of Rio

After a first crazy  stay during Rio de Janeiro’s carnival, here I am, back for a second “carioca” experience with a sweet program: Encounters and HopTrips with tourism initiatives having a positive social and/or ecological impact in five different communities (pacified favelas) : Babilonia, Santa Marta, Vidigal, Alemao, Tabajaras. Visit of Rio de Janeiro with my more »