Chapada dos Guimarães: the Grand Canyon of Brasil

The word ´´chapada´´ in Brazilian Portuguese means: a region of steep cliffs at the edge of a plateau. Chapada dos Guimarães National Park is certainly that.  The plateaus are a strange mix of desert plants and lush tangles of brush … Continue reading

The Cost of Traveling in the Pantanal

The movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles is rife with travel mishaps, from John Candy setting the rental car on fire to Steve Martin losing his shoe in a snow storm. Our travels through the Pantanal weren’t quite so epic. But we did … Continue reading