Since 2016, the U.S. has experienced the greatest drop in global confidence.  The world's trust in our country, which is extremely divided politically and has stirred global alarm over the U.S. killing of an Iranian general during the previous presidential administration, has dropped by more than 50%.  According to the 2020 Best Countries report, this is the sharpest drop of any country assessed.




Furthermore, it has not been quite easy for Americans lately.  Also, it has not been easy for the rest of the world.  In an effort to restore our country’s reputation as a solid world leader and because ALL nations really do matter, it would only be right to show love to them around the world.  Check out my photo book below.

Bom Dia Brazil!

Brazil is a beautiful country!  When you travel there, be sure to stop off in downtown Brasilia to get that sci-fi feel.  Then, take a trip to visit the quaint town of Abadiânia.  Afterwards, make the drive to Pirenópolis, a historical city with a curious mix of Afro-Brazilian art deco and Portuguese colonial architecture.  This city dates back to 1727 and was known for having lots of gold.  You will be dazzled by the cobblestone streets and great Brazilian cuisine.  I sure was!

Fun Facts About Brazil


  1. Relatively recently discovered evidence suggests human settlement in Brazil began more than 30,000 years ago.

  2. Brazil's name comes from the pau-brasil, Portuguese for Brazil tree, the country's national tree and a natural resource that played an important role in the economic development of the nation.

  3. Brazil's border touches all countries on the South American continent except Chile and Ecuador.

  4. Brazil was the last country in the Americas to abolish slavery, in 1888.

  5. Football – soccer – is by far the most popular sport in Brazil, and the men's national team has won a record five World Cup championships.



Want to try some excellent Brazilian cuisine?  No worries!  Check out Fogo de Chão in Baltimore, MD.  You will not be disappointed!