Brazil Travel Tips
For hundreds of years, Brazil has symbolized the great escape into a primordial, tropical paradise, igniting the Western imagination like no other South American country. From the mad passion of Carnaval to the immensity of the dark Amazon, it is a country of mythic proportions.
Perhaps it's not quite the Eden of popular imagination, but it's still a land of staggering beauty. There are stretches of unexplored rainforest, islands with pristine tropical beaches, and endless rivers. And there are the people themselves, who delight the visitor with their energy and joy.
Written by Ernest White, March 2013
Songs tout the beauty of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches and beachcombers, and for good reason. Brazil’s “Marvelous City” boasts nearly 50 miles of powdery beaches, stretching south and west from ...
Written by Ernest White, November 2012
Rio de Janeiro
is known for a few high-profile events that command the world’s
attention every year, and some of the biggies are even free. Still,
Rio’s got a few more rockin’ street festivals ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2011
The biggest music festival in the world, Rock in Rio , Cidade do Rock is returning home. The past four incarnations of this mega festa have been held in Lisbon , Portugal and Madrid , Spain ...
Written by Ernest White, December 2012
Embraced lovingly by emerald mountains and azure seas, Rio de Janeiro offers the perfect setting for precious romance. True, unadulterated sex in the sultry city is easy to come by, but don’t ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2012
One of Rio de Janeiro’s hidden treasures is tucked away in the Zona Norte, far from most traditional tourist attractions (with the notable exception of the Quinta de Boa Vista, a gorgeous park ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, December 2012
This was once Brazil’s boomtown, where untold billions were made off the bounty of the rainforest. Founded in 1669, Manaus profited off rainforest products ranging from rubber to Brazil nuts; ...
While Rio de Janeiro gets all the ink (and Sao Paolo, the business), the true birthplace of what we now think of as Brazilian culture is the tropical capital of Bahia State, Salvador de Bahia. ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012
While Rio de Janeiro is one of the world’s favorite destinations for beach lovers, party people and culture lovers who like it hot, not everyone comes prepared to make the most of their visit. A ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2012
The Amazon is famously the world’s largest rainforest, and its biggest city is Manaus: simultaneously a florid, humid, beaux arts-ish monument to the golden age of the rubber barons and a thriving, ...
One of the top surf spots in Rio de Janiero is just west of the city proper, along the wilder white sand beaches that run along 17-km Barra da Tijuca (Rio’s longest beach) and Barra de Guaratiba. ...
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