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  • The great cathedrals of Rio

    Given that there are more Catholics in Brazil than in any other country in the world–almost two-thirds of Brazilians are Catholic–it should come as no surprise that the country is home to a massive number of gorgeous, inspiring cathedrals. And while the city of Rio de Janeiro is home to spectacular beaches and mountains, Rio also boasts its fair share of cathedrals worth a visit.

  • Plataforma Samba Show

    Beautiful dancers in elaborate costumes, soul-shaking drumbeats, a swirling celebration of color–it’s small wonder Carnival in Rio is one of the world’s most popular attractions.

  • How to Experience the Best of Florianopolis During Your Next Trip to Brazil

    As the capital of Brazil’s Santa Catarina state, Florianopolis is a half-island, half-mainland retreat, home to some of the country’s most sought-after beaches. Serving as a melting pot of cultures and home to friendly locals, there’s no end to adventure in Florianopolis. Whether you seek to lounge at the beach or enjoy a multi-day hike, read below to discover 10 not-to-miss experiences on your next trip to Brazil’s leading southern city.

  • The bar that hosted the inspiration for a “Girl of Ipanema”

    Ice cubes dance on the waves of caipirinha in my glass, like the waves from Ipanema beach in the distance. The sun is out in all its glory, illuminating the sidewalks outside Veloso Bar Café. I come here often to drink in the lazy summer afternoons when the smell of the salty ocean breeze lingers in the air. Two blocks from Ipanema, Veloso opens up onto the streets like a classic French café and bustles with activity at all hours of the day. It’s my favorite spot in the city, a perfect piece of history to watch the magical atmosphere surrounding Ipanema, the relaxed excitement that is contradictory but characteristic of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Rio Olympics is coming soon

    The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics are quickly approaching, and now more than ever, it’s time to familiarize yourself with Brazil’s most vibrant city. Beginning August 5th, Rio will come alive as it becomes the first South American city to host the world games. As if you needed anymore reason to travel to this exotic locale, the trip is now even easier with the visa waiver program going into affect for U.S., Canadian, Australian and Japanese citizens. The waiver program runs from June 1 until September 18, and we have your go-to travel guide for exploring Rio when you visit for the Summer Olympics.

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