The Pulse (Or Lack Thereof) Of Boipeba, Brazil

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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 country just sort of exudes this sexy, vibrant, beautiful vibe to the average pale-faced foreigner, creating a seductive allure that […]

Video: A Behind-The-Scenes Visit To A Brazilian Samba School

Monday, February 28, 2011

You don’t have to be in Brazil this March 4th to have your very own Carnaval experience. The samba schools that compete for Carnaval honors in São Paulo hold open rehearsals in the months leading up to the big night. For travelers it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an up-close experience most people only see from the stands. […]

Exploring Recife Away From The Famed Coastline

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It’s probably safe to say that if you really want to get to know a city, stay away from where the scenic beaches and high-rise hotels are located. Far from the pulse of the city, these upscale, over-developed, tourist-friendly locales not only attract the crowds of tourists you’re likely trying to avoid in the first […]

Exploring The Other Rain Forest In Brazil

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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 the north. We’re talking about […]

A Hammock Cruise: Getting Into The Swing Of Things

Friday, June 25, 2010

There are some people who choose to remain busy, and there are those that are able to take things as they come. Then there are those people who can do both. Finding a balance may start in a hammock. Figuring out how to relax while away is probably one of the biggest obstacles for most […]

Paradise In Brazil: Salvador

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Brazil: the name itself conjures images of astounding beauty. As Latin America’s largest country, not only is the terrain diverse — jungles, beaches and mountains — but the cities, too. Usually, those who have not ventured to the Portuguese-speaking country, tend to think of São Paulo, the booming metropolis, or Rio de Janeiro, with its […]

Why I’m Listening To Seu Jorge Right Now

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Someone recently left a comment on my YouTube Argentina video asking me why I would play Seu Jorge, one of Brazil’s megastars, in the background of a video about Argentina. My answer? It’s Seu Jorge. You don’t question these things. One thing I feel like I don’t do enough of on the site is to […]

Where To Find The 10 Best Beaches In Brazil

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Guardian compiled a list of the top 10 beaches in Brazil as chosen from some of the world’s foremost experts on travel to Brazil. Not surprisingly, many looked far beyond the famed coastline of Rio to come up with a list of beaches as far-flung as the river beaches in Alter do Chao deep […]

Falling For The “Other” Brazil In Minas Gerais

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A taste of true Brazilian culture is waiting for you just a short trip from Rio in Minas Gerais. By Lindsey Witthaus When most people picture Brazil they usually conjure up images of Rio de Janeiro and its many postcard-worthy locations such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. But let’s […]

Flavors Of Brazil

Monday, May 19, 2008

By Caroline Shin of Argentina’s Travel Guide A tropical celebrity playground in the 1950’s and 60’s, Brazil has enchanted Brigitte Bardot and Rita Hayworth, and now more recently, served as a backdrop for Snoop Dogg’s “Beautiful” music video in 2002. Only a stone’s throw away from Argentina, a flight to Rio de Janeiro takes only […]

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