It’s been a while since I have shared any epi fun on the blog, and I am very overdue on an update, but I thought I would tide you over with this little research snack – a paper we just published on substance use disorders in migrants and refugees: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002944 Why did we do this … More Substance use in migrants and refugees: New research!
While sled dogs might not be the top of everyone’s mind in the summer, if you are looking for something heartwarming while in Tromsø, a visit to Tromsø Villmarkssenter is the ticket, because YOU GET TO CUDDLE PUPPIES (but I am getting ahead of myself). Only a short drive from central Tromsø, you will arrive … More HUSKIES?! PUPPIES!?: Fluffy friends in Tromsø
Norway is blessed with some of the most pristine and remarkable wilderness I have ever seen. The best way to see the best Norway has to offer is to take a boat out onto the fjords. In my opinion, it would be an egregious error if you visited Tromsø and did not explore the arctic fjords. … More Oh my fjord! Norway at it’s most spectacular
Our destination on this Norwegian adventure was Tromsø, a little town nestled in the Arctic. A place of midnight sun, and the location of the midnight sun marathon on summer solstice. Apart from running a very long distance, this trip was a treat because Tromsø is a truly charming city. This striking city is home to … More Tromsø, Norway
We only had a few hours in Oslo, so it seems like the perfect amount of time to go to the Viking museum… and eat a hotdog. We successfully achieved these lofty goals.
Of all the places I have visited, I was most nervous to visit Rio. Rio has a reputation as a wild city – which can be the most fun but also can skew dangerous in a second. With these cautious ringing in my ears, I arrived in Rio with low expectations. However, this city really … More The magic of Rio
Guys, you knew this was coming. In my last post, I raved about the clear waters off Ilha Grande, so obviously the first thing I looked into upon arrival was WHERE TO DIVE! You will walk by a few dive shops off the main street in Andra dos Reis, and (to be honest), I picked … More Ilha Grande diving
From the moment my ferry arrived at Ilha Grande, I understood why people leave their lives, sell their house, give away their shoe collection, and move to a tropical island. It is simply paradise here – where the simplest moments are perfect. Ilha Grande is a 2.5 hour drive from Rio but could not be more … More Island paradise: Ilha Grande, Brazil
Paraty doesn’t have a bad side – it is delight during the day, it has superb natural spaces for adventure just beyond the town limits, and the streets take on a romantic charm as the sun goes down. The restaurants spill out onto the streets, tables and chairs strategically balanced on the cobbles and the live music flows … More Paraty after dark (Brazil)
Paraty is not just a quaint little colonial town, but it is nestled in between among jungle-y mountains and close to some incredible beaches. One of the funnest excursions of my trip was a short bus ride out of town to a natural water slide- Cachoeira do Tobaga. You get off at this cute church … More A jungle slide and mud bath: Paraty adventures (Brazil)