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By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brilliant blue skies and endless sandy beaches flanked by coconut groves exist, not only in our imagined vision of paradise, but also as an integral part of Brazil’s coastal landscape....
By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Amazon is one of the most extraordinary regions of Brazil. It covers over seven million sq kms of land, an area almost the size of Europe, and is...
By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The northeast of Brazil is made up of the most diverse landscapes, including islands, mountain ranges, waterfalls, rivers and lakes and as one of the largest of Brazil’s states, Bahia...
By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mountain retreats, tropical forests, pristine islands, and quaint cobblestone towns: these are just some of the many inviting locations in Rio de Janeiro state. The best part, though, is they...
By Alison McGowan Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While many people come to Brazil for the sun and world famous beaches, urban life also has its allure here. With wonderful opportunities to see historical sights and amazing...
By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Paraty is a world heritage site, a beautiful cobbled colonial town, with a traffic-free historical center. Outside festival season at least, it appears to have stopped in time. The original...
By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As one of the largest countries on the planet, Brazil has one of the most diverse eco-systems. However it suffers from large-scale deforestation in the Amazon region, as well as...
By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Carnival may well be Brazil’s most famous celebration, and the place the rest of the world wants to be, but for many locals who have seen it all before and...
By Alison McGowan, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Affordable travel are words on everyone's lips at the moment and while getting to parts of Brazil can be costly, particularly for visitors outside of South America, there are ways...

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