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Boating in Brazil

Boat Ride to Heaven: Brazil’s Alter do Chão

Even by speedboat, this journey up the Amazon takes 13 hours. But the slice of heaven at the end makes the trip worthwhile.
Brazil

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil: A Collage of Cultures

Known as the "most African city in the Western Hemisphere," this bustling Brazilian town is a collage of cultures.
Airport Fees

When Leaving Isn’t Easy: Airport Fees

Before you head to to any foreign country, it’s good to know about potential surprise fees, especially departure fees.
Visa

It Really Happened: Visas Required

In all of my careful planning, I'd forgotten nothing ― except to apply for our visas.

Real Rio: Brazil’s Cidade Maravilhosa

With its rich culture of music and the fun-loving cariocas (locals), Brazil's Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) delights all five senses.