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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2010 In Review: Co-Editor Brit Weaver’s Picks, Tips, & 2011 Travel Predictions
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2010 In Review: Co-Editor Brit Weaver’s Picks, Tips, & 2011 Travel Predictions

Our second installment of “The Expeditioner’s 2010 In Review” series comes from co-editor Brit Weaver. She’s planning a return trip back to South America, and she’s offering up some thought on the year past and […]

Are Slum Tours A Good Idea?
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Are Slum Tours A Good Idea?

I guess it’s simmers down to someone’s personal comfort level. For example, I would not go white water rafting. I don’t like baths, I don’t like swimming, I sometimes find beaches rather boring. I know […]

Exploring The Other Rain Forest In Brazil
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Exploring The Other Rain Forest In Brazil

The Amazon — with its 1.4 billion acres — may get all the glory when it comes to Brazilian rain forests, but visitors to Rio and the southern part of the country have just as […]

Are Rio’s Slums The City’s Trendiest Areas?
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Are Rio’s Slums The City’s Trendiest Areas?

Blessed with stunning views and located in what seems like worlds apart from the overcrowded, tourist-friendly sections of the city, Rio’s slums or “favelas” may soon become the city’s trendiest destination. Favelas like Vidigal, which […]

Brazil Without A Clue
Brazil Without A Clue

Brazil Without A Clue

Discovering Brazil on a whim and three weeks to spare By Andrew Porteous My friend Tim and I had three weeks vacation available that we had to use before the end of year or lose […]