Author: Stuart Lewis

Destinations, Los Angeles, North America, USA

Hollywood: Five memorable things to see and do

Hollywood is one of those wow-factor destinations that we all feel like we know a bit already. Preceded by its reputation as the dazzling heart of the world’s entertainment industry, it’s synonymous with celebrity, glamour, wealth and showbiz success – and revered for its incredible movie and tv history. It’s […]

Brazil, City breaks, Destinations, Rio de Janeiro, South America

Rio de Janeiro: is it safe?

Thoughts of Rio de Janeiro conjure up an exotic concoction of carnivals, parties, beaches, mountains, sunshine, enormous Jesuses, Olympics… …and crime. Renowned for its gang culture, gun crime and high death rates, the city of Rio is a microcosm of Brazil’s widespread corruption – largely stemming from many of the […]