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With the Summer Olympics kicking off in Rio de Janeiro next week, many travelers are questioning if it’s safe to head to Brazil and other countries affected by the Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) doesn’t recommend that most people cancel their Brazil travel plans.... Read More

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This summer, all eyes will be on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics. As we reported earlier, new hotels are popping up all over the city just in time for the influx of visitors. One such property is the Grand Hyatt Rio, which opens in March and is... Read More

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Why watch the 2016 Summer Olympics on TV when you can experience them live in the host city of Rio de Janeiro from August 5 through August 21? Although most people who will be attending the games began planning months ago, it’s not too late. (In fact, there are actually... Read More

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Whether it’s dancing at a samba school, shopping at South America’s largest mall, or sipping a caipirinha (Brazil’s national cocktail) at the beach, there’s always something more to do in Rio de Janeiro. So, what if your time in the Marvelous City is very limited? Here’s what you can do... Read More

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As the Brazilian city buzzes in preparation for August’s Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is certainly one of today’s most talked about destinations. But perhaps you’re not keen on seeing the latest developments while jostling with the event’s anticipated 380,000 foreign visitors — which is why we suggest sneaking... Read More

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What waned centuries ago as a port after Brazil’s gold rush is now arguably one of country’s most charming seaside towns. Paraty, wedged between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, enamors small in-the-know crowds with its cobblestone streets, pristine beaches, brightly painted inns, and laid-back coastal vibe. Here’s your guide. A Brief History Paraty... Read More

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The latest airfare deal to show up on our radar combines two things we love: unlimited flights at a low price and Brazil. Low-cost carrier Azul Brazilian Airlines is offering two unlimited-flight air passes covering 100 destinations within Brazil. Pay either $299 for 10 days or $399 for 21 days. ... Read More

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Most fliers pay for coach seats (read: least expensive option) on airlines and use the rest of their travel budget towards a hip hotel or a nice meal out. But what if you paid just a little bit more – to settle into a plush seat in premium business class?... Read More

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Get your fill of surf and sand on the island of Florianópolis in southern Brazil, with a relaxing day at one of its over 40 beaches. You’ll see why navigating the extensive and complicated bus system is worth it to reach the far and spectacular corners of Santa Catarina’s... Read More

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Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1 to honor the deceased. The festivities run from October 31 through November 2 and are also observed outside of Mexico in other Latin American countries such as Guatemala and Ecuador — as... Read More

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Summer’s winding down, and as we approach the “hunker-down” days of autumn and winter, what better activity to amuse the armchair traveler than binge-watching Netflix shows? Rather than re-watching Breaking Bad for a fourth time, satisfy your travel cravings with our list of some of the best travel programs... Read More

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Sounds impossible to buy a ticket to the wrong destination, right? You’d never mistake York, England for New York State. But would you notice an airline issuing a plane ticket for Grenada instead of Granada, like British Airways did last month? Or the 1,500 mile difference between airline codes... Read More

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Flight: booked. Hotel: reserved. Language podcasts: Completed. What else do you need to prepare before jetting off on vacation? Most of us would probably never think that feeding pigeons in parts of Venice could get us fined as much as our plane tickets there cost. Likewise, while we always leave... Read More

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There’s no way  around the fact that Brazil’s major cities are going to be crowded in the next few weeks. And we’re not talking about morning traffic crowded — we mean 4 million extra bodies in a country that has a population of 200 million to begin with. Beyond... Read More

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Ever wanted to see all – and we do mean all – of South America’s coastline? Holland America’s newest Grand Voyage for 2015 will let you do just that. The 68-day journey will make a complete loop around the continent from Fort Lauderdale, with a few additional ports of call in the... Read More