The Best of Rio Blogs
December 5, 2014
December 5, 2014
You’ve bookmarked the biggest travel sites. You’ve lurked (or posted) on their forums. You might have browsed (or bought) a travel guide or mobile app.
But have you read any blogs?
Not the blogs from the aforementioned sites. Not the blogs that come up on the first page of Google. Real blogs, written by real locals, about daily life in Rio.
Bloggers offer invaluable, firsthand insight that you won’t get from a generic site. The best Rio bloggers are doing it for a true love for their city – nothing else.
Know a blogger we should add to the list? Let us know!
Julia Michaels is an American writer, editor and journalist who has lived in Brazil for more than 30 years. Her bilingual posts provide detailed, compelling coverage of the social and political climate in Rio de Janeiro.
Tom Le Mesurier left London for Latin America in 2009. What started as simple food blog has grown into an immense resource, with insights and advice on all aspects of Rio life – food, culture, safety, language, and everyday adventures. Thanks to Tom, we know going to the gym will keep one’s pneuzinho (ahem, spare tire) under control.
After accruing a list of hidden gems through her personal travels, Alison McGowan decided to start Hidden Pousadas, a resource of inns, ecolodges, boutique hotels and B&Bs in Brazil. The recommended pousadas (literally, “place to stay”) have been visited, reviewed, and photographed by Alison and her team. You can’t beat the exhaustive list of beautiful accommodations covered in this blog.
Rachel is an expat, mother, and author of a highly entertaining blog that covers everything from light topics to cultural discussions to serious conversations about the realities of life in Rio.
Cris is the only non-expat blogger on the list. Born in Rio, Cris shares a little piece of her quotidian life in Rio through pictures and personal anecdotes.