27 June 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Create an Active Holiday the Local Way in Rio (As Seen in Ultimate YOU Magazine!)

  Rio de Janeiro has long been an iconic destination for sizzling hot beaches, an even spicier Samba scene, and a tourist tickers’ dream come true! If you peel back the layers, Rio has a bit more to offer than sun, sand, and might I say, bangin beach bodies to boot! In fact, I would go as far to say, locals, called ‘Cariocas’ are some of the fittest (and finest) folks I have seen collectively! Apart from the upcoming FIFA Read more…

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08 June 2012 ~ 7 Comments

CELEBRATING ONE YEAR ON THE ROAD: 12 MONTHS IN SOUTH AMERICA AND GOING STRONG

It’s hard to believe that one year ago I left Australia on a one way ticket to South America with nothing more than a backpack and an open mind. With no real plans, no expectations, I set foot on my 6th continent arriving first in Santiago, Chile….12 months, 8 countries, thousands of photos, hundreds of amazing people and countless of incredible experiences later, I find myself here in Peru taking some solo time to reflect on one hell of a Read more…

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25 May 2012 ~ 4 Comments

POR QUE NO: A South American Concept I’ve Come to LOVE!

A South American Concept; in fact, a widely accepted concept of doing things for the simple reason that YOU CAN…but really, WHY NOT??? Why Not set out with a backpack, a one way ticket, and open mind? Why Not have another…aguardiente in Colombia, Cana in Ecuador, Pisco in Chile, Fernet in Argentina, Capirinha in Brazil…well, you get the idea. Why Not give a part of yourself to a community for just a day, a week perhaps, even a month?  Why Read more…

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25 April 2012 ~ 3 Comments

A Perfect Day in South America, Take 4: Standing On Top Of The World in Rio… AGAIN!

“A Perfect Day in South America” is my way of sharing some of my favourite moments in South America with all of you!  So often I find myself walking with a huge smile across my face and in a state of utter bliss enjoying “A Perfect Day.” These are usually the stories I write home about, spill to my best friends and it ends there. But why not share the love with everyone?! Typically I like to keep my personal Read more…

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22 April 2012 ~ 5 Comments

Inspiration For the Week: 23/4/12

¨What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Quiet Mind, Open Heart, Vitality, Energy, Peace. Photo by Edson Santos.   Have a beautiful week! Don´t forget to share this with someone that might need a bit of Inspiration today:) Health and Happiness, Jess    

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19 April 2012 ~ 2 Comments

A PERFECT DAY IN SOUTH AMERICA, TAKE 3: Standing On Top Of the World in RIO de Janeiro, PART I

New series!!  “A Perfect Day in South America” is my way of sharing some of my favourite moments in South America with all of you!  So often I find myself walking with a huge smile across my face and in a state of utter bliss enjoying “A Perfect Day.” These are usually the stories I write home about, spill to my best friends and it ends there. But why not share the love with everyone?! Typically I like to keep Read more…

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14 April 2012 ~ 8 Comments

Brazil, That´s a Wrap: The Sappy, Heartfelt Farewell to My Beloved…Brazil!

  Goodbye Rio! I left Brazil bronzed and baffled, sunkissed and full of stories, slightly heart-broken , certainly more broke than ever before, about 100 caipirinhas too many, a beach-bum, an acai, coconut and euro shorts addict, I’ve embraced my afro, wear nothing but havaianas, can feel the samba music inside (dancing is still another story) and have one hell of a desire to remain in Rio as a wannabe Carioca forever!!   See, I am a Carioca…I even have the T-shirt! To Read more…

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08 April 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Inspiration For the Week: 9/4/12

“Whether or not it is clear to you. No doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should….”     Camel posture (as shown above) is known as a heart opening pose. It helps to release emotional energy stored at the base of the spine and draws awareness to the heart centre stimulating love and compassion. For tips on camel pose, leave a comment below and i will send thru exactly what you need to perform this posture correctly! I honestly Read more…

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03 April 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Inspiration For the Week: 2/4/12

“People come into our lives for a REASON, a SEASON, or a LIFETIME! Embrace all equally….   Too often we underestimate the power of a TOUCH, a SMILE, a KIND WORD, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around” ~Author unknown   As my final days in Brazil are all to near, I’m getting unusually sentimental and am finding it difficult to move on. Then Read more…

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25 March 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Inspiration For the Week: 26/3/12

“BE DARING. Be different. Be impractical… …Be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers. The creatures of the common place. The slaves of the ordinary.” ~ Cecil Beaton   Saúde e Felicidade, Jess

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