Beach bums strolling the sands of Jurere Beach, Florianopolis, Brazil.

Florianopolis, Brazil Travel Guide: Where Beaches, Oysters and Firm Bottoms Collide

Florianopolis is a sizeable island filled with good eats, better beaches and really hot people. In a nutshell: It’s fantastic.

NOT the shawarma that did me in -- this one's a stand-in, y'all.

When Bad Shawarma Happens to Good People

I returned to my hotel after the shawarma incident, when suddenly I felt filled with a whole lot more than regret.