By Amy Skalmusky, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Watching the famed Rio Carnival Samba schools promenade on the “Avenue” of Sambódromo is a sight everyone should see, the world's most extravagant annual pageant of music, dance and costume. There may be just one way to top the experience of being there to watch, and that is to actually join the parade in costume.

Though many of the Fantasia (Carnival costumes) have sold out, most of the . . .

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