By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The splendors of the Northeast Region of Brazil, from the state of Bahia north to Maranhão, seem worlds away during rush hour traffic in downtown Centro Rio de Janeiro. Remote beaches, fine sand, historic cities and tranquilo (chill) attitudes are classic characteristics that merely skim the outer shell of Northeast adventures.
Salvador, Natal and Recife are all heavily traveled destinations in the region and well known outside Brazil. Yet, destinations like Lençóis Maranhenses, Maranh . . .