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Unexpected findings to share.

Traveling is the passion of many. Discovering  places off schedule, taking the risk of small or big detours, not so much. I started traveling this sublime earth as a teenager, with a backpack and staying at youth hostels. Since then, I have circled the globe several times, but the constant element in my trips, it's the fact that I live the most memorable moments when I go off script, and plunge into The Small Detour. This site is to inspire you to take your own. 


COLOMBIA: Bogotá | MEDEllín

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September 5, 2017

Jerusalem- This adventure in Israel involved the rental of a battered van and taking to off roads, stopping everywhere to taste the food in tiny holes in wall, until we took the small detour and reached Jordan. Crossing the Israel border by ca...

September 1, 2017

Santa Cruz- I traveled to Galápagos Islands alone. Before I met my husband, traveling solo to destinations such as this, was something I relished. I traveled around the world alone, with a suitcase, my travel guides and a positive disposition,...

August 26, 2017

Orlando- Without a doubt, it's a real challenge to find a worthy small detour in Orlando, Florida, for obvious reasons: this is the theme park capital of the world (not a fan of those, even as a kid) and the ubiquitous Mickey Mouse shape is ev...

August 18, 2017

Monter o Novo- The Small Detour is about being spontaneous while traveling so you can let yourself be carried away by the surprises that can be found when you leave your schedule behind. This was a great one last April. During our road trip ar...

April 4, 2017

Lisbon- In this magical city which we adore, if you know good food, you have to start by eating at one of chef Jose Avillez restaurants. We tried his newest one, Bairro Do Avillez.  There are no words for the sheer magic Avillez creates i...

March 30, 2016

My wife and I met for the very first time at an airport. This should have been a clear sign that our amazing life together will include plenty of trips and adventures. I was leaving for a short trip and she had asked me for a work related meet...

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