Cruz the Coast, from Rio and Salvador

By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As anyone familiar with overland travel in Brazil can attest, bus stations can be pretty rough going. With this in mind, expats and Brazil enthusiasts Jonathan Flynn and Jane Bell started Cruz the Coast, a transport service between Rio and Salvador that provides backpackers and independent travelers with a safe, convenient and fun alternative to the standard stresses of getting from A to B.

Jane, an Australian former tour leader who has worked across South America and Jonathan, a former telecommunications . . .

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