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Mar212013

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Day Trips from Cartagena

Cartagena

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Cartagena might be the jewel of Colombia’s Caribbean coast, but that doesn’t mean that visitors to this gorgeous colonial city aren’t also interested in treasures that might be buried a little farther afield.

Mar202013

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Pipa Beach

Natal

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Turquoise water and sandy cliffs bring beach bums to one of Brazil’s most exclusive strands, Pipa Beach. Called Praia da Pipa in Portuguese and located a mere 52 miles from the northeastern city of Natal, Pipa Beach is surrounded by a verdant ecological sanctuary boasting thousands of animal and plant species, while the beach itself has been drawing expert surfers and suntanners since the 1970s.

Mar132013

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Best Places to Travel with Kids in Brazil

Brazil

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When people think of Brazil, they don’t usually think of it as a family-friendly destination. Sun-splashed adult playground is what initially comes to mind, but throughout South America’s largest country, kid-friendly attractions and accommodations abound. You just have to know where to look.

Mar082013

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Barra de Cunhaú

Brazil

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Situated halfway between the northeastern coastal cities of Natal and João Pessoa in Brazil, the lovely stretch of beach called Barra de Cunhaú calls visitors from around the globe, all year round. Straddling an estuary where the Curimatau River meets the Atlantic Ocean, Barra de Cunhaú features shady mangrove forests and stands of wind-whipped palm trees. A fishing village-turned-shrimping haven, Barra de Cunhaú is the perfect place for a day trip from Natal for swimming, kayaking, sunbathing, and seafood snacking.

Mar062013

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Best Happy Hour Deals in Las Vegas

Las Vegas

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Sometimes when we wander the labyrinthine streets and walkways of Las Vegas, it seems hard to get our bearings. Even more importantly, come four o’clock, it seems hard to gain clear insight as to which of the hundreds of restaurants and bars at our disposal has the best deals for Happy Hour. Don’t worry about getting lost in the confusion; here are some great Happy Hour spots.

Mar062013

Travel Recommendation

Rio’s Best Beaches

Rio de Janeiro

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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 shimmering Guanabara Bay and patrolled intermittently by Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, and Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers in Portuguese) like immense, natural lifeguard stations.

Mar062013

Travel Recommendation

Bus Travel in Colombia

Colombia

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Straddling three branches of the Andes, with two coasts and a blanket of jungle on either side, Colombia may not seem like an easy country in which to get around by bus, and historically, it wasn’t. Now, however, with better roadways, new tunnels, and increased security, bus travel in Colombia has never been easier. Every city and town of note in the country has a central bus station, with several companies offering inexpensive scheduled services throughout the country, and even to neighboring Ecuador and Venezuela. All bus fares are quoted in Colombian pesos.

Feb192013

Travel Recommendation

Jericoacoara

Fortaleza

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One of the most popular “in-crowd” beaches in the world with one of the most difficult-to-pronounce names, Jericoacoara (jerry-kwa-KWA-ra)—b.k.a. Jeri—is a little slice of paradise on the northern coast of Brazil. This tiny, isolated fishing village about 190 miles northwest of Fortaleza, with spectacular beaches and soaring sand dunes, has been a backpacking hotspot since it first appeared on the Washington Post’s best beaches list back in 1984. Since then, the tourist offerings have blossomed to include dune buggy rides and adventure sports activities, but the rabble remains tempered by the government’s establishment of a 20-acre national park in the area in 2002, keeping the exotic, remote nature of the area intact.

Feb192013

Travel Recommendation

Parque de Catacumba

Rio de Janeiro

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If the hustle and bustle of Brazil’s most exuberant city, Rio de Janeiro, gets to be too much, there’s one little green spot in the Lagoa district that offers all the peace and tranquility one could ask for. With walking trails, zip-lining, and spectacular views of lofty Christ the Redeemer, the Parque da Catacumba provides lovely, verdant respite for the weary and adventure sports for outdoorsy types stuck within the confines of the city.

Feb192013

Travel Recommendation

Outdoor Activities in the Galapagos

Galapagos Islands

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Straddling the equator and offering up some of the most memorable ecological experiences in the world, Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands house some of the planet’s most unique wildlife amid a striking, volatile landscape. Visitors to the archipelago usually arrive by air from mainland Ecuador, but end up slowing down the pace a bit with multiday Galapagos cruises, weaving between the islands and providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and excursions, including hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Feb142013

Travel Recommendation

Things to Do in São Paulo

Brazil

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Aside from being Brazil’s largest city and the country’s financial heavyweight, São Paulo is a vast metropolis full of exciting activities and events, award-winning restaurants, unbeatable nightlife, and multicultural neighborhoods.

Feb142013

Travel Recommendation

Rio for Cruise Visitors

Rio de Janeiro

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With its stunning natural setting and boisterous, engaging culture, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most exciting ports of call available on any cruise itinerary.

Feb122013

Travel Recommendation

Nightlife in Medellín

Medellín

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Being Colombia’s second city and newfound expat paradise, Medellín has a lot to prove.

Feb052013

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How to Rent an Apartment in Rio

Rio de Janeiro

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Who hasn’t imagined waking up one morning (or afternoon) and walking out the front door only to be greeted by the sun, sand, and surf of Ipanema Beach?

Feb012013

Travel Recommendation

Climbing Cotopaxi

Ecuador

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Mountain climbing in Ecuador is but one of many adventure activities offered in the northern stretch of the Andes, and climbing Cotopaxi is often featured on the bucket lists of backpackers from around the globe.

Jan232013

Travel Recommendation

Carnival Celebrations in Brazil

Brazil

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There’s no bigger bash on Earth than Carnival in Brazil, and while Rio de Janeiro might host the best-known celebration, cities in every corner of the country party just as hard. Commemorating 40 days of sacrifice before Easter, per Catholic tradition, Carnival means packing in as much revelry and debauchery as possible before the season of solemnity begins on Ash Wednesday. In 2013, Carnival runs officially from Friday, February 8th, through Tuesday, February 12th, with parties and parades starting even earlier in many places. Wherever you are in Brazil, there’s sure to be a celebration nearby.

Jan212013

Travel Recommendation

Baia Formosa

Brazil

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Perched almost at the easternmost tip of Brazil, Baia Formosa’s very name—“beautiful bay” in Portuguese—gives visitors an idea of its tropical charms even before arrival.

Jan072013

Travel Recommendation

Art Lovers’ Guide to Rio

Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro might be known more for its beautiful natural setting than for its artistic tradition, but that doesn’t mean the Marvelous City can’t serve up a mean art scene. From massive public institutions to humorous street art to intimate, out-of-the-way galleries, there’s plenty for art lovers to love about Rio.

Dec212012

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Brazil’s Biggest New Year’s Eve Parties

Brazil

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While in the Northern Hemisphere, revelers shiver in cold-weather climes in the run up to the new year, New Year’s Eve in Brazil—known as Reveillon—is sizzling, as summer in the Southern Hemisphere s in full swing. A combination of cultures and traditions mean that New Year’s Eve in Brazil takes on unique character, with celebrants all over the country dressing in white to honor the Afro-Brazilian sea goddess Iemanjã in exchange for good luck, and rapid-fire samba beats whipping up the crowds into ecstatic bursts of song and dance. And there are plenty of parties happening in every corner of the country.

Dec212012

Travel Recommendation

Romance in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

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Embraced lovingly by emerald mountains and azure seas, Rio de Janeiro offers the perfect setting for precious romance.

Dec192012

Travel Recommendation

Things to Do in Quito

Quito

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Cradled high in the Andes, in the shadow of sleeping volcano Pichincha, Quito combines historic charm and Andean culture with a unique, urbane aesthetic that enchants visitors to Ecuador’s capital city and keeps them coming back for more.

Dec122012

Travel Recommendation

Where to Spend Christmas in Brazil

Brazil

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Carnival and New Year’s Eve might be the biggest bashes in Brazil, but Christmas in South America’s largest country isn’t exactly a snooze-fest either.

Dec072012

Travel Recommendation

New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

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Second only to Carnival as Brazil’s biggest bash, New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro—called Reveillon—brings over two million people to Copacabana Beach to ring in the coming year with music, fireworks and champagne raining down on the crowds like glitter.

Nov282012

Travel Recommendation

Rio’s Best Street Festivals

Rio de Janeiro

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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 that you might want to pencil in your agenda.

Nov282012

Travel Recommendation

The Pantanal, Brazil’s Inland Wetlands

Brazil

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Who would expect that one of the world’s largest wetlands would be situated thousands of miles away from the coast, virtually in the middle of a continent? Known for its incredible biodiversity and stunning sunsets, the Pantanal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site which sprawls over almost 75,000 sq mi of territory in Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay—is an immense floodplain ecosystem of lush plant life and a dizzying array of animal species: jaguars, caimans, anacondas, anteaters, iguanas, wolves, macaws, otters, and yes, mosquitoes.

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