Rio De Janeiro​​
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 be like to attend the parade at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí (capacity 90,000), check […]

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 most famous landmark (along with the Christ the Redeemer statue that sits at its top). […]

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 predictions for the year to come: Your Travel in 2010? My travel in 2010 consisted […]

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 it’s kind of lame. While in Buenos Aires, I heard about villa tours — “villa” […]

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 good of access to a rain forest, without having to travel the several hours to […]

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 overlooks Ipanema Beach and the Cagarras Islands (and was the filming locale for “City of […]

Brazil Without A Clue
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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 them. Tim left the decision as to where we would be going up to me. […]