By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Those looking to spend the Christmas or New Year holidays on a sun-soaked beach may want to head to the Northeast of Brazil where lazy days by the ocean, cocktails by the pool and total relaxation in beautiful surroundings are the way to celebrate the year ending. A long ways from Rio's famous Copacabana Beach Réveillon party - with literally millions of people - are a number of fantastic pousadas offering intimate getaways . . .