Rio De Janeiro


A king room at the Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro in Brazil
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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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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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As much as we appreciate hotel loyalty programs, accumulating points from just one hotel brand can feel like quite a slog, and a little uninspiring — who, besides the very frequent business traveler, wants the same brand experience each and every time they check in? Just over a year ago... Read More

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By Reggie Nadelson for Yahoo! Travel The secret’s out: many of us break the rules on our vacations — and we have a lot of fun doing it. OK, fess up. I know you’ve been a dedicated traveler. Determined, you have moved from country to country, seeing the best there is: the... Read More

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Dangerous. Corrupt. Overrun by drug lords. Who, in their right mind, would travel to one of these places? The below five cities are unfairly recognized as some of the worst places in the world. Some suffer from decades-old reputations as murder capitals or corrupt drug states — perceptions that aren’t necessarily... 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

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In cities around the world, Carnival revelers party from mid-February through Ash Wednesday. As this year’s festivities wind down, here are ten excellent Carnival parties you can live through vicariously – or plan a trip for next year. ... Read More

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Brazil World Cup 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is still a year away, but when it comes to booking travel plans for Brazil, it’s never too early to start planning. Today, millions of soccer fans all over the world tuned in as FIFA made it official announcement about ticket prices (the projected on-sale date is still... Read More

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3, 2, 1 . . . Happy New Year! Whether counting down to 2013 at tried-and-true celebrations like New York’s annual Times Square extravaganza, or by eating a grape for every stroke of midnight in Barcelona, your adrenaline is sure to be racing as 2012 winds down at our... Read More

Rio de Janeiro

It’s simple supply and demand. You don’t need to be an economist to understand that concept. And when it comes to hotel rooms in Brazil, tourists may soon find themselves on the right side of the equation. With the country playing host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup (that’s... Read More