While researching my end of year trip to South America, I stumbled across a cute little historical town in Brazil called Paraty. Apparently itâ€™s known for its 19th century colonial architecture, but I canâ€™t tell you a thing about that. Iâ€™m too busy imagining what my life would be like if I called this palatial beach house my casa. Maybe Iâ€™d be a Brazilian swimwear designer and use the beachfront pool to host collection launches. Or perhaps I’d dabble in some sort of illicit trade, making the boat-only access more of a necessity than a luxury.