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Running the 2015 NYC Marathon 966 522 Jennifer Santiago

Running the 2015 NYC Marathon

The last two months of my life have been mired with loss and grief. One day, in an awful moment, I felt this inexplicable urge…

Aecio Sarti: My Favorite Brazilian Artist 478 384 Jennifer Santiago

Aecio Sarti: My Favorite Brazilian Artist

  We stumbled upon Aecio Sarti’s gallery in Paraty on our first visit to the UNESCO Heritage Site in Rio De Janeiro State. It was love…

Home Leave in Miami 480 480 Jennifer Santiago

Home Leave in Miami

    Practice on tiny waves makes perfect     One of the many perks of being a Foreign Service Officer is home leave. Without going…

Living Like A Gaucho in Argentina 640 388 Jennifer Santiago

Living Like A Gaucho in Argentina

According to several of my local staff, plenty of Brazilians actually despise Carnaval. Not the holiday, but the crowd/noise/traffic and drunken revelry that come with…

Porto De Galinhas 359 480 Jennifer Santiago

Porto De Galinhas

  I recently had an opportunity to TDY in Recife. After three days of shooting a video for the consular section’s waiting room, it was…

The Genesis Awards- Fighting for Animal Rights 1500 757 Jennifer Santiago

The Genesis Awards- Fighting for Animal Rights

Though I have juggled careers – reporter, lawyer, now FSO, one constant is my commitment to raising awareness about animal rights. It is lovely to…

La Paloma, Uruguay 1600 1066 Jennifer Santiago

La Paloma, Uruguay

La Paloma A few months back I stumbled upon this article outlining the world’s 20 best surf towns. I then made a promise I would visit…

Pousada Alto Mar 640 427 Jennifer Santiago

Pousada Alto Mar

A few work colleagues have asked me for hotel advice for Noronha since it is a notoriously expensive place. I originally made a reservation at…

Itapua Beach, Salvador, Bahia 1600 1067 Jennifer Santiago

Itapua Beach, Salvador, Bahia

We spent our last three days in Salvador at the beautiful and secluded Villa Da Praia Hotel on Itapua Beach. I so recommend the hotel- lovely staff,…

Anamaya Resort – Montezuma, Costa Rica 1600 1067 Jennifer Santiago

Anamaya Resort – Montezuma, Costa Rica

Enjoying the view from the infinity pool at Anamaya Resort Day 1- Miami to Montezuma Arriving in Montezuma is quite easy- with some advanced planning.…

A Human Canvas 1600 1097 Jennifer Santiago

A Human Canvas

Here are the photos from my shoot with the AMAZING, award-winning photographer Joao Carlos http://www.joaocarlosphoto.com. Just a few moments together and he came up with…