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Unwind Post Olympics At This New Wellness Resort Near Rio

Aug 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Located a couple of hours from Rio de Janeiro, in the picturesque town of Penedo, at the foot of the Mantiqueira Mountains, Rituaali is a blissful new getaway for those looking to unwind after the Olympics. Set amidst lush green hills, the resort is in one of Brazil’s best-kept secret regions, settled by Scandinavians many generations ago, and still retaining its Nordic influences. The wellness retreat like blends Nordic spa customs with indigenous Brazilian naturopathy.

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Former Olympic Parks Actually Worth Visiting

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The 2016 Summer Olympics are officially underway (Go Team USA!). Although taking place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, excitement for this year’s games have taken a back seat to all of the trouble surrounding Rio de Janeiro. Of course, when the medals have been given out, the crowds head home and news outlets move on, it’ll still top many traveler’s bucket lists. That’s because now, sojourners will have even more reasons to visit, since they'll get to see an up-close look at a then former Olympic village.

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20 Quick Facts About the Summer Olympics' Host Country That You May Not Know

May 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With FIFA 2014 come and gone and the Rio Summer Olympics kicking off this Friday, Brazil has been all the buzz around the internet and in conversation. But how much do you really know about the country? 

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Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi Spent $2 Million on a New Lobby Café

Jun 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Brazil takes its coffee seriously. As the world’s number one coffee exporter, producing more than 43 million 60 kilograms bags of beans a year, Brazilians fervently believe that you can’t make the perfect cup of Joe without a perfect setting. Recently, the cosmopolitan Hilton São Paulo Morumbi underwent a $2 million renovation to recreate its Caffè Cino coffee shop, build its new Armazem Morumbi restaurant, and give a minimalist update to its soaring atrium lobby. Now, the aroma of fresh-brewed Caffe Americano wafts up the central lobby to guestroom hallways, making a perfect wake-up call.

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Visas Waived for Summer Olympics in Brazil

Jun 6, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The 2016 Summer Olympics are right around the corner. And among other things to worry about—accommodations, tickets to specific events, packing lists, Zika virus—one thing you won’t have to fret over is acquiring a tourist Visa. Brazilian officials have stated that travelers with a US, Japan, Australia or Canadian passport, will not need the government document from June 1 through September 18.

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The 7 All-Time Best Beaches in the World

Mar 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Every year, travel sites all over release a list of the world’s best beaches. As we took a look at these selections and compared them with our own, we noticed that many of the same sandy locales show up time and again. In an effort to truly identify the best of the best, we looked at travel authorities from TripAdvisor to Condé Nast Traveler, on top of an array of other publications, to determine the clear cut winners who were consistently mentioned. 

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Getting to Know Brazil's Less Famous Carnival Destinations & Festivities

Feb 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

With the Summer Olympics taking place in Brazil in 2016 and The World Cup having occurred in 2014, the country has been one of the top travel destinations in the world recently. And of course, there's always Rio de Janiero’s Carnival festivities each February. While you may know about the Rio parade, there are other cities that throw equally massive events, in even more epically gorgeous beach settings such as Bahia and Recife. You may not be able to pronounce their names, but don’t worry, you’re still invited to the party.

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5 Under-the-Radar Cities in South America Worth Skipping the Crowds For

Jul 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In 2014, all eyes were on Brazil for the World Cup and come 2016, it will again sit in the spotlight with the Summer Olympics taking place in Rio de Janiero. In any year, travelers heading to Peru typically plan on visiting Machu Picchu, while in Argentina, lovers seek out Buenos Aires for a romantic vacation. So what do these destinations have in common? They are some of South America’s most sought-after cities and are in turn, flooded with tourists from all over the world.

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Artists Os Gêmeos Traps Mankind in Bunker With the Sun For New Brazilian Installation

Feb 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As if we didn’t have reason enough to visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian duo Os Gêmeos (“The Twins”) just gave us another. Their newest project, which was created with Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos, is called The Bunker. The permanent installation was unveiled to the public January 31 and is intended to “unite the Brazilian folk art from the Museu Casa do Pontal with contemporary art.”

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Travel by Month: A Year's Guide to Following the Sunshine Around the World

Jan 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We love the start of a new year; and not just because all the “New Year, New You” hype, but more so because it means 365 days of potential travel ahead. For 2015, to assist you with your own travel plans, we thought we’d put together a list of some of our favorite destinations to visit by month. Keeping in mind that sightseeing is typically an outdoor activity, we chose each destination based on its sunniest and/or its most pleasant weather months. 

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Behomm is the Premier Members-Only Home-Exchange Community Exclusively for Artists and Creatives

Jan 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the success of Airbnb and home exchange programs, it was only a short time before companies began to get even more creative with their home-swap communities. Crafted as an exclusive membership for designers and visual artists such as architects, film makers, stylists, photographers, and interior designers, Behomm is an invitation-only home exchange program for those with a similar love of tasteful things and beautiful homes around the world.

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Start Planning Your 2016 Rio Summer Games Trip With VIP Tour Group

Dec 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s only been a few months since the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but many travelers and tour companies are already planning their trips for the 2016 Rio Summer Games. VIP Tour Group, specializing in unique experiences in South America, has put together a list of all inclusive packages for the world-renowned event.

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Heading to Brazil For The World Cup? Here’s Our Guide to the 12 Host Cities

May 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

With less than 30 days to go before the World Cup kicks off, host country Brazil is in serious party-prep mode: sweeping up the shavings on new stadium construction, rigging up huge screens on the beach for public viewing parties, and preparing to welcome millions of visitors from around the world. Surprise, surprise though, while the US might not be as crazy about soccer (AKA futbol) as other countries, it was still the No. 1 ticket-purchaser as of April 11.

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Stop Dreaming & Let Black Tomato Finally Plan Out Your Bucket List Vacations

May 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Everyone has a bucket list, seriously, everyone. And somehow we’re always adding to them but rarely crossing things off…mostly because, who really has time to plan these things anyway? Well the good people at Black Tomato, a luxury lifestyle and travel service company, has made it easier to start checking off those boxes. Launching My Bucket List, the company has begun offering its clients a chance to fulfill their goals and finally take part in the experiences they’ve been dreaming about.

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The Trump Hotel Collection Expands to the Lively City of Rio de Janeiro

Jan 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The stylish Jardim Oceanico district of Rio de Janeiro will soon have a new luxury property in its midst with plans for a Trump Hotel to open on its grounds in 2016, just in time for the Summer Olympics. Having worked with LHS Barra S.A. and Polaris Brazil to get the development underway because of their expertise on the surrounding area and hospitality, the property is expected to go beyond the normal scope of luxury hotels

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