Tag Archives: Brazil

Meet Francis Almeida Barros, a Private Guide for Iguazu Falls

Francis Almeida Barros is a professional tour guide whose main focus is Iguazu Falls, located on the triple border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Operating his entertaining and informative tours from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides, Francis’ specialty is customizing itineraries to fit his clients’ needs and expectations.

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November 12, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Francis Almeida Barros, a Private Guide for Iguazu Falls

A City Girl’s Guide to the Amazon

In preparing for my trip to Brazil, I figured I should probably book a few days in the Amazon. Not really because I always dreamt of trekking through the rainforest, more so that I felt I owed it to the one of the Seven Wonders of the World to make an appearance.

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July 17, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Florianopolis: Brazil’s Beach City

While the name Florianopolis technically refers to the capital city of Santa Catarina state (also the name of the island), locals refer to the entire island by its nickname: Floripa. The island is located in southern Brazil, south of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, and is home to 42 beautiful beaches. Given the large […]

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June 28, 2013 by | Comments Off on Florianopolis: Brazil’s Beach City

Visiting the Favelas in Rio

Rio de Janeiro sells itself on images of white sand beaches with a bright city lights backdrop. The perfect blend of tropical and urban. But, it does not like to talk about how those twinkling city lights are mostly made up of favelas. Favelas, the Brazilian version of ghettos, have a reputation for being dangerous […]

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May 2, 2013 by | Comments Off on Visiting the Favelas in Rio

10 Best Cities Seen From Above

For the ultimate bird’s eye view of your destination there’s no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the best cities […]

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April 8, 2013 by | Comments Off on 10 Best Cities Seen From Above

World’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Burney Falls

For those who love experiencing beautiful landscapes, visiting waterfalls is one of the best ways to add some extra beauty to a day in the outdoors. Not all falls are created equal, however. If you want to view some of the world’s best cascades, here are our suggestions.

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March 15, 2013 by | 5 Comments

Meet Private Tour Guide Martha Vasconcellos in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro private tour guide

Meet Martha Vasconcellos, one of Viator’s local experts in Rio de Janeiro with a license to provide private tours.

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January 2, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Martha Vasconcellos in Rio de Janeiro

7 Things to Do in the Amazon River Basin

Amazon River cruise

You could spend a lifetime exploring its vast interior, but here is a list of things to do in the Amazon to get you started.

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November 7, 2012 by | 2 Comments

11 Adventure Activities in South America


For those looking for adventure, South America is full of options. Whether you’re looking to dive with sharks, bike precarious paths overlooking steep cliffs, venture deep into the world’s largest jungle, or trek for days on end through unworldly terrain, this continent has you covered. While there are hundreds of daring options, here are 10 […]

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July 25, 2012 by | 4 Comments

10 Great Honeymoon Ideas for Any Travel Style

Arc de Triomphe

You’ve tied the knot, taken the plunge, looked deep into the eyes of your loved one and said “I do”. You do! And now with the love of your life on your arm, all the rice on the ground behind you, where to? Granted, just about anywhere would likely be a blast, but this is […]

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March 12, 2012 by | 3 Comments