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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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Editor's Choice: JustLuxe Lists Their Dream Destinations for 2014

Jan 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s a rare day for me when I’m not dreaming about travel. Sometimes it’s jet-setting to a small exotic island in Fiji, other times it’s the city streets of Tokyo or to South American countries where dancing reigns supreme; whatever the daily choice, my passport is always close at hand. With the new year looming over our heads, many of us are making resolutions and lists of things we’d like to accomplish this year. 

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TravelAdvisor Names Traveler's Choice Top Destinations on the Rise for 2014

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

TripAdvisor released their yearly Travelers' Choice Awards and not only are they letting us know the best places we love to travel, but also where we’re we'll be heading in the future. Along with categories like "Hotels for Romance," "Islands," and "All-Inclusive Resorts," they revealed their top 10 choices for what they believe are Destinations on the Rise. Fifty-four locations around the world made the coveted list after receiving positive feedback year after year.

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Discover Everything From Spectacular Locales to Black Rhinos With These Exotic Treks Below the Equator

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

Two of the world's most exotic countries, South Africa and Brazil, will be intriguing travel destinations in 2014 for travelers who enjoy extensive, pre-planned schedules. Travel services Audley and Elevate Destinations are making it easy to visit these countries with tailor-made trips to help tourists experience the local culture and venerable history. 

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Oceanfront Brazil Hotel Kenoa Exclusive Resort & Spa Will Awaken Your Senses

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Brazil is perhaps best known for its barely-there bikinis, but second on the list of Brazilian treasures would have to be its beautiful beaches. Kenoa Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort offers to help elite travelers make the best of that famed coastline with their state-of-the-art facilities. Instead of experiencing those beaches with other cooler-toting tourists stepping all over your tranquility, Kenoa promises to “expand your journey, while ensuring your privacy.” The Design Hotels resort was built with the surrounding natural environment in mind, using fragrant woods and calming colors to engage all of your senses in luxury.... Read More

Rio de Janeiro Named World's Most Expensive Hotel City

May 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

It might come as a surprise to some, but Rio de Janerio was just named the world’s most expensive major city for a hotel stay, according to a new study done by travel booking site Hotel Reservation Service (HRS). From January through March of 2012, the average cost for a night in the Brazilian capital was ?192.88 (approx. $300) which is almost a 50% increase from the same three-month time period in 2011.... Read More

Ernesto Neto Invites You to Enter His Artistic Labyrinth

Apr 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto is commonly recognized as the heir to the "Neo-Concreto" art movement in his home country. Neo-Concreto is a splinter of the Concrete art movement, which was formed in Brazil in the 1950s. The movement calls for greater sensuality, color and poetic feeling than Concrete art, translating to three-dimensional works that encourage the viewer to experience, and not just look upon, art.... Read More

Campos do Jordao | The Swiss Alpine Village with a Brazilian Twist

Oct 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge  |  1 Comment

There is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. Campos do Jordao, located in the state of Sao Paulo, is known as the Brazilian Switzerland for good reason. A recent visit there revealed a unique Swiss alpine-type experience albeit with a Latin twist.... Read More

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