This video was shot all on my GoPro Hero 4 and it profiles my LONG day, from dawn till…dawn, in Rio De Janeiro. We go to Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado, the Selaron Steps, Santa Theresa, Copacabana, Santa Marta Favela and then we go out for a night on the town! See the behind the scenes of how much we do in one day as a travel vlogger.
I strapped on my sneakers and dove headfirst into all the adventurous activities of Bahia in the Chapada Diamantina National Park–from snorkeling in underground caves, ziplining off cliffs, hiking up mountains and swimming in grottos–this state of Brazil has so much going for the intrepid traveler. Our homebase was Lençóis for 4 action packed days. Check out my favorites!
Show: Live like a Local in Brazil with Kelley Ferro USTOA Travel Together
I get local all over this country, from Salvador to Lencois to Rio de Janeiro. Whether I am spelunking caves, snorkeling in grottos, learning capoeira, drinking caipirinhas or climbing Corcovado, I experience only what the locals love in their country.
Shows: Live Like a Local in Brazil with Kelley Ferro USTOA Travel Together Series
Rio de Janeiro is as beautiful as it is cultural, and on our tour, we explored its peaks, beaches, historic neighborhoods, favelas and everything in between.
Show: Live Like a Local in Brazil with Kelley Ferro USTOA Travel Together
Bahia is a Brazilian state with an identity all it’s own. Salvador, it’s capital, has been the central port and thus a melting pot of this fusion culture. We explore the dance, the food, the art, the culture, and the charming towns through the people on this USTOA and Adventure.com experience.
Show: Live like a Local in Brazil with Kelley Ferro, USTOA Travel Together Series
The culture of Brazil translates directly its food—each dish has a history, story and purpose. I loved the rich feijoada, the crispy acarajé, decadent churrascarias and of course, refreshing acai. We bit into the food of Bahia checking out top eats in Salvador & Lencois and then we went on a food BINGE in Rio De Janeiro. YUM. Don’t miss the caipirinhas either–they might be my favorite cocktail ever.
Show: Live like a Local in Brazil with Kelley Ferro: USTOA Travel Together
I am very excited to announce that a video from our Live Like a Local: Peru series won a Trippy Award from Tripfilms. Food of Peru won top honors in the Best Bites: Top Food Video for 2015. Tripfilms is the largest travel video website and I’ve had the privilege of contributing to Tripfilms for the past 8 years.
I can understand why all those tasty, exotic Peruvian staple foods and signature dishes made the audience salivate enough to bring home the top prize. From a ceviche cooking class to tasting local fruits at the market, to dining 6000 feet up at Machu Picchu, Peru deserves all its credit as a world-class culinary destination.
If you haven’t seen it already, check out the award-winning Best Food of Peru below.