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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Some of the most spectacular beaches in Brazil are located along Costa Verde, the coast connecting the states of Rio and São Paulo. Besides its great tourist destinations, like Ilha...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As summer gets closer, Rio's high temperatures are a great excuse to visit the State's mountain range, like the small city of Teresópolis. Not as well known as its neighbor...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Nearly two weeks after the death of Spanish tourist Maria Esperanza Jimenez in the Rocinha favela community, Brazil’s Tourism Ministry began to inspect tourism agencies, guides and carriers operating in...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Between Rio and São Paulo lies Penedo, the only Finnish settlement in Brazil. Situated in the Mantiqueira's mountain range, in the south of Rio's State, the charming district attracts several...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The pousada Casa Dois Irmãos in Santa Teresa was opened in 2015 by siblings Kristopher and Josephine Jennings-Bramly, who are from Vancouver Island in Canada, and children of British and...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The winter season in the Southern Hemisphere sends temperatures in Rio down to an average of 21°C (70°F) in the coldest month July, with lows statistically at 18°C (65°F). ...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Visiting an immense city like São Paulo with kids can be a challenge. Yet while major financial and business hubs usually do not cater to young visitors, there are three...
By Mariana Sales, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Perhaps the most culturally diverse city of Brazil, Salvador in the state of Bahia has a unique energy that expands well beyond their famous Carnival celebrations. Once the capital of the country,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Second only to Carnival in the number of spectators and participants, the Festas Juninas (June Festivals) throughout Brazil gather hundreds of thousands to celebrate Brazilian folklore and popular culture. Named...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Located about two hours and a half from Rio de Janeiro, Visconde de Maua is a perfect spot for a weekend getaway in the mountains. Its waterfalls and bucolic, artsy...
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