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Is There Anywhere Better To Shoot Video Than Brazil?
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Is There Anywhere Better To Shoot Video Than Brazil?

In honor of the World Cup wrapping up this weekend, I thought I’d feature this amazing compilation travel video from Brazil (as if the seemingly never-ending parade of enviable panoramic shots of Copacabana Beach and […]

Greetings From Brazil [Travel Video]
Greetings From Brazil [Travel Video]

Greetings From Brazil [Travel Video]

Heading to the World Cup in Brazil next month? Yeah, me neither, although any and all invitations that include a spot on a couch in someone’s rented house and/or an extra seat on their jet […]

49 Unforgettable Pictures Of Carnival
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49 Unforgettable Pictures Of Carnival

Last Sunday saw the giant mass of sweaty, jiggling, sambaing humanity that is Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, a must-see bucket list entry for every traveler. For just a small taste of what it might […]

Michael Palin: The Greatest British Traveler Of Our Age?
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Michael Palin: The Greatest British Traveler Of Our Age?

Everyone’s favorite ex-Monty Python member turned traveler turned three-year term as president of the Royal Geographical Society, Michael Palin, is back with a new travel series, Brazil With Michael Palin, which recently began airing on […]

In Search Of The Real Lost World: Scaling Mount Roraima
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In Search Of The Real Lost World: Scaling Mount Roraima

My trek the top of Mount Roraima was an accidental adventure. Serendipitous? Yes. Rewarding? No doubt about it. However, there were times when I would have given anything to be anywhere other than on that […]

Climbing Rio’s Sugar Loaf James Bond Style
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Climbing Rio’s Sugar Loaf James Bond Style

I had been enchanted with Sugar Loaf Mountain ever since I saw it in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker, in which Bond battles with Jaws on a cable car traveling up Rio de Janerio’s […]

Ideas For Travel To South America This Fall
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Ideas For Travel To South America This Fall

Is there nothing better than shipping off on a red-eye flight in the depth of a cold winter night and arrive, half-a-day later far on the other side of the Equator (assuming you’re coming from […]

What Does The U.S. Have Against Brazilian Tourists?
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What Does The U.S. Have Against Brazilian Tourists?

Let’s face it, the U.S. economy is limping along at best, and the last thing it should be doing is making it difficult for people outside of the country to come and spend money here. […]

Brazil May Not Be Ready For The 2014 World Cup (Or The Olympics)
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Brazil May Not Be Ready For The 2014 World Cup (Or The Olympics)

Having just returned from Barcelona — a city that was immensely impacted by hosting the Olympics — I saw firsthand and heard in almost every story about the history of the city how hosting the […]

The Pulse (Or Lack Thereof) Of Boipeba, Brazil
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The Pulse (Or Lack Thereof) Of Boipeba, Brazil

Brazil. The word alone conjures visions of dark-haired, curvy women, swaying to samba in the sultry heat of a mid-summer’s night, clinging to their equally gorgeous counterparts on the coarse sands of Copacabana beach. The […]