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Novo Airão and the Amazon travel

The mighty, black-hued Rio Negro presents travelers with wide-open, reflection-doubled vistas. Traveling by boat up this Amazonian tributary is a stunning way to venture deeper into the Brazilian rainforest. The small town of Novo Airão sits on the southwest bank of the Rio Negro, near the world’s second largest freshwater archipelago, with hundreds of islands. Beyond that lie a national park, isolated communities, and a remote rainforest reserve. While Novo Airão doesn’t abound in natural sp...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Ufc, All, Escher, Manaus, Rio Negro, Rio Solimões, Rossy, Amazon Travel, Brazil travel, Novo Airão, Rio Negro Bridge, Marcos Mello Shutterstock

Brazil’s top 5 nature destinations

Luxury tourism to Brazil is back in focus with the news that Virgin Atlantic recently announced that they would launch daily flights on their Dreamliner fleet between London Heathrow and São Paulo in 2020. Of course, Brazil’s beaches and Rio de Janeiro are on the wish list of most international travellers, but there has been […] The post Brazil’s top 5 nature destinations appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Attractions, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Virgin Atlantic, London Heathrow, Sao Paulo, Regions, Going Out

Spirit Vine, Brazil – a stay in an Ayahuasca Retreat Center

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. It’s filled with fiesta-loving cities and under the radar rainforest backwaters. And deep within this area of other-worldly beauty is Spirit Vine – one of the best Ayahuasca retreat center in Brazil. Surrounded by lush Atlantic forest, here you’ll be able to embrace a complete state...
Tags: Travel, Atlantic, Brazil, South America, Ayahuasca, Ayahuasca Retreat Center

Spirit Vine, Brazil – a stay in a Ayahuasca Retreat Centre

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. It’s filled with fiesta-loving cities and under the radar rainforest backwaters. And deep within this area of other-worldly beauty is Spirit Vine – one of the best Ayahuasca retreat centres in Brazil. Surrounded by lush Atlantic forest, here you’ll be able to embrace a complete state...
Tags: Travel, Atlantic, Brazil, South America, Ayahuasca, Ayahuasca Retreat Centre

A local’s guide to Rio de Janeiro: 10 top tips

As a direct budget flight from London launches this week, our Brazil correspondent picks out favela feasts, samba sessions and seaside cycle rides to savourWhen Rio introduced a bicycle hire scheme (sponsored by Banco Itaú), the bikes were constantly broken and the system frequently froze. It works much better now, with three-gear bikes available across the city with payment plans as cheap as £3 for three days. Seaside cycle paths lead from the Marina da Glória through the leafy Aterro do Flamen...
Tags: Travel, London, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, City Breaks, Top 10s, Sugarloaf, Flamengo, Rio, South America Holidays, Brazil Holidays, Ipanema, Copacabana, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro holidays, Urca

The Atlas of Happiness: Discovering the World’s Secret to Happiness with Helen Russell

Posted: 4/4/2019 | April 4th, 2019 A few years ago, I read the book The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell. I think it originally came up as a suggested book on Amazon. I can’t fully remember. But, I stuck it in my queue, ordered it, and it sat on my bookshelf until it was time to read it. I couldn’t put it down. It was funny, well written, interesting, and an insightful look into Danish culture. It was one of my favorite books I read that year. Last year, I somehow convinced Helen to sp...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, London, Greece, Happiness, Lego, Italy, Brazil, Finland, Un, Denmark, Norway, Vikings, Travel Books, Hostelworld

The best LGBTQ travel companies

As a queer traveler, planning a vacation that will be equal parts captivating and safe can prove to be incredibly difficult. And, while it may have seemed like a far-off dream just a few decades ago, there are now, with just the click of a button, a plethora of LGBTQ travel companies offering an endless array of pre-planned trips and tailormade adventures for every traveler in the rainbow. Whether you’re looking for a chance to meet fellow queer nomads or just desire a luxurious, exhilaratin...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Berlin, Africa, Spain, Thailand, Antarctica, Brazil, Lgbtq, Iceland, Vietnam, Zurich, Mediterranean, All, Sappho, Phuket Thailand

Best Easter food and desserts

Food plays a major role in most holidays, be it something to indulge in or abstain from. Easter is a time for eating, and it goes way beyond those little chocolate eggs. In the US, glazed ham is the centerpiece of most Easter dinner tables whereas lamb is the preferred protein in much of the world. In Europe, celebrants feast on sweets from breakfast to dessert, and in South America, you’ll find delicious, savory baked goods. Set aside some time to cook this Easter and let these traditional, ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, UK, Greece, France, US, Middle East, Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, South America, Uruguay, Ecuador, Lebanon

The global stage awaits: SiteMinder urges Brazil’s hotels to cater for tourists as arrivals jump to 7 million

SiteMinder, the global hotel industry's leading guest acquisition platform, is urging Brazil's hotels to internationalize their offering amid findings that inbound arrivals to the country have risen five percent to seven million, to support the 228 million domestic trips taken in the last year. The findings are detailed in SiteMinder's latest report, State of the Nation 2019: How big is the opportunity for hotel bookings in Brazil?, launched today at WTM Latin America.
Tags: Travel, Brazil

Why It’s Getting Easier to Travel Overseas: Visas

Read the full article on at - Why It’s Getting Easier to Travel Overseas: Visas It’s actually getting easier to travel overseas as a growing number of countries are either reducing or waiving visa fees or requirements entirely. Argentina used to charge around $160 for Americans to enter the country. That fee has now been dropped. In 2016, Brazil temporarily waived all visa requirements, hoping to draw more travelers for... The post Why It’s Getting Easier to Travel Overseas: V...
Tags: Travel, Brazil, Argentina, Visas, Peter Greenberg, The Essentials

Influential black women in travel

From hosts on well-known travel programs to popular travel bloggers on Instagram, the travel industry has not been representative of people of color. Over the past few years, there has been a surge of black millennial travelers documenting their travels online known as the Black Travel Movement. Now, there are many prominent black travel bloggers, tour operators, travel photographers, and communities online. These black women are the movers and shakers, the tastemakers and innovators of the ...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, Youtube, Mexico, India, Africa, America, Georgia, Iran, Sierra Leone, Washington Dc, Connecticut, Paris, Marriott, West Africa, Brazil

Landmarks as amateur sketches

When you hear Boise what comes to mind? Nothing? Potatoes? Lovely a place as the capital of Idaho is, it doesn’t exactly conjure up images of… anything. A big part of that is because it doesn’t have an icon, a landmark or associated image that immediately pops into the collective conscious when people hear the name. Some cities have one highly distinct image associated with them, like gondoliers in Venice. Others can be a bit more complex, like New York. To see what images people associated w...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Berlin, New York City, Idaho, Paris, Sydney, Dubai, Sony, Brazil, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Jesus, Venice, London Underground

Brazil Experiential Travel Guide: 18 Things to Do, See and Eat + 2 Week Itinerary

Are you interested in traveling to Brazil, but only have a limited amount of time? Maybe you have a couple of weeks and you feel overwhelmed by Brazil's size and variety of destinations. Don't worry, we've been there. That’s why we created this Brazil Experiential Travel Guide to get you started in organizing and planning your own trip. Admiring Rio de Janeiro: jungle, coast and city all in one. Early in our around-the-world journey, we spent fifteen months traveling through Latin America...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Japan, Australia, Eu, Unesco, Paraguay, West Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Christ, Latin America, Mother Nature, Bolivia

U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan Citizens Will Soon Be Able to Visit Brazil Without a Visa

Visitors can request to extend that stay to 180 days within a 12-month period.
Tags: Travel, Japan, Brazil, U S Canada Australia

Did an Airbus A330 Have the Same Problem as the 737 MAX? (Ask Cranky)

It’s time for another edition of Ask Cranky and today, it provides a good excuse to write more about Boeing’s 737 MAX problems. No small talk needed… let’s get into this. Everyone is bashing Boeing right now, but is there any real difference in the growing pains of the 737 Max vs the computer glitches that caused the pitch down incidents on the Quantas [sic] A330s? -David I love a question that makes me do research. I vaguely remembered a Qantas incident on an A330, but I didn’t recall...
Tags: Travel, Wikipedia, Singapore, David, Paris, Brazil, Libya, Qantas, Airbus, Perth, Western Australia, Boeing, Max, Air France, Atlantic Ocean, Quantas

Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 March 2019

Bet you can’t name this distinctive capital city. See item, below. Good morning“I’m sorry, I’m having difficulty understanding that right now.  Please try again later.”That was the regular response, during the last nightmarish couple of weeks, to my regular morning request “Alexa, turn on David Bed Light”.  An intermittent problem with my new Netgear router often meant it had frozen overnight, so when it came time to turn on the light in the morning as part of a regular getting out of bed routin...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, England, Science, London, Australia, France, Scotland, Hotels, Senate, China, Air Canada, Miscellaneous, US

Brazil to Allow Entry With No Visa to Citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan

“Brazil has taken a step in the right direction, in my opinion, as I have long asserted that if a country wants to increase tourism, it needs to relax its reciprocity fees or visa requirements. Two examples of countries which did just that are Chile and Argentina.” What you just read was an opinion which I wrote in this article on Monday, January 29, 2018 — and my suggestion is coming true: effective as of Monday, June 17, 2019, the government of Brazil will permit citizens of the United States,...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Financial, Visas, Health And Environment, Taxes And Fees, UNITED STATES CANADA AUSTRALIA

Travel News: March 20, 2019

Instagram Launches Direct Purchasing for Fashions Brands But Travel Is Missing in Action Skift After years of ogling beautiful images of food, fashion and design on Instagram, people will now be able to buy things they see and like directly through the app — providing instant gratification for the trend-obsessed and a new source of income for parent Facebook Inc. Starting Tuesday, the photo-sharing app is testing a shopping feature, called Checkout, with a handful of retailers including Nike In...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Florida, Disney, Brazil, Ariel, Walt Disney World, News And Deals, Facebook Inc, Nike Inc, Disney Parks Blog, Canada Australia, Global Travel Insights, Ariel Fox News Overwhelmed, Animation Resort Caribbean Beach Resort, Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

US no longer needs visa for Brazil

For a few years now , Brazil has been experimenting with its visa program when it comes to travelers from the US. In 2016, the country temporarily waived visa requirements to attract US citizens for the Summer Olympics, and in 2018, it launched an e-visa program to make visa acquisition easier for US travelers. Now, the country is eliminating the visa requirement altogether, making it easier than ever for Americans to travel to Brazil. Starting on June 17, American, Canadian, Australian, and J...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, US, Brazil, North, South, Sao Paulo, All, Midwest, Brazil Visa, Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil travel, Marcelo Alvaro Antonio, Brazil Tourism, Brazil Tourist Visa, US Citizen Visas

The best coffee in Panama

Coffee is something most of us take for granted. It shows up in our cups every morning, whether we take the time to grind our own beans or simply order the usual from a local cafe. But when you see the effort and care that goes into growing, harvesting, drying, and roasting coffee, it opens your eyes to how precious a simple cup actually is. Making a pilgrimage to the source during harvest will deepen your respect for the drink that gets you up every morning, and there’s no better place to se...
Tags: Travel, Coffee, San Francisco, Best, World, Colombia, Brazil, Bristol, Costa Rica, Panama, Latin America, Luna, Panama City, All, Volcan, Boquete

3 Links I Love: Azul To Buy Parts of Avianca, More BA Airplane Porn, Buzz is Back

Azul Signs Non-Binding Agreement to Acquire Selected Assets of Avianca Brasil – AzulThings keep moving in Brazil, and Azul keeps growing. I believe Avianca Brasil had about 10 percent of the market, so this might vault Azul into being the biggest airline in the country. British Airways New Livery. Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography Copyright 2019 LANDOR HOPE AND GLORY: 747 TOUCHES DOWN AT HEATHROW – British Airways Media CentreBA just keeps killing it with these retro liveries....
Tags: Travel, Ryanair, Heathrow, Brazil, Links I Love, Azul, Avianca Brasil, Landor, British Airways Media CentreBA, Ryanair Sun

Latino Mysteries That Still Keep Me Awake at Night

“Yesterday night, for the first time in seven weeks, I realized I was missing you,” I told Feng on Skype. “I really wished you were there.” “Huh?” “Oh, yes, I did. See, I squeezed the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube in the morning. Bad timing to run out of it since I’m leaving in two days and I’m not a big fan of Chilean toothpaste. I mean, it’s a bit of a waste to spend $2 on a new tube I’m probably going to leave behind. But if you had been here, I would have used yours!” We both laughe...
Tags: Travel, China, Santiago, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, South America, Jesus, Uruguay, Skype, Chinatown, Ottawa, Rio, Sao Paulo, Mark, San Isidro

American Airlines Cancels Plans for the Worst Flight in the World

In November American Airlines rolled out a schedule change -- a plan to fly their Boeing 737 MAX to Brazil and to Bolivia swapping out Boeing 757s with lie flat business class for their new, least comfortable domestic aircraft. This was supposed to start in May. Continue reading American Airlines Cancels Plans for the Worst Flight in the World...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Brazil, Boeing, Bolivia, American Airlines

A Favela Tour in Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro: How to Do One Respectfully and Responsibly

In this piece, we explore the nature and meaning of favelas in Brazil and the ethics of favela tours. Through conversations with residents and community leaders in Vidigal favela in Rio de Janeiro, we consider how community-driven favela tour experiences can create positive social impact and reduce the exclusion and separative otherness of marginalized communities. “I used to see guides from other places taking travelers around the favela,” Russo, our local guide, said as he began his story a...
Tags: Travel, Isis, India, South Africa, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Tripadvisor, Paulinho, Rio, G Adventures, Sao Paulo, Sustainable Tourism, Luciano, Planeterra Foundation, Ipanema Beach, Grenoble France

Australia Bans the 737 MAX

Australia has temporarily banned the 737 MAX. This affects only Fiji Airways which operates Boeing 737 MAX 8s on Australia routes. Aeromexico has grounded its 737 MAX aircraft. Groundings have occurred in Argentina and Brazil. In the US Senators Diane Feinstein and Richard Blumenthal, clearly aviation experts themselves, have called for the grounding of the plane. Continue reading Australia Bans the 737 MAX...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Advice, US, Brazil, Argentina, Boeing, Aeromexico, Richard Blumenthal, Fiji Airways, Diane Feinstein

Top 5 Latin American hotels for luxury spa retreats

Blessed with an abundance of luxury hotels in regions of astounding natural beauty, Latin America offers much for the discerning traveller seeking to switch off from the pressures of quotidian life. With wellness escapes and innovative spa treatments becoming an increasingly valuable element of a luxury travel experience, the natural bounty of Latin America’s unique […] The post Top 5 Latin American hotels for luxury spa retreats appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Colombia, Accommodation, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, South America, Costa Rica, Central America, Latin America, Regions, Speciality Travel, Spas & Pampering

Best family trips in South America

Perhaps you hadn’t been thinking of South America as a family travel destination. The huge continent is actually a fantastic place to explore with the kids — full of otherworldly landscapes, sand dunes, dinosaur sites, sky-high cable cars, national parks, and super beaches. For parents with an adventurous streak, there’s no better place to bring the family. From Ecuador down to Uruguay, here are some of our favorite places. Ecuador Photo: Stephanie Frias If Ecuador isn’t on your bucket li...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Usa, Colorado, California, US, Los Angeles, Atlantic, Chile, Beverly Hills, Brazil, Argentina, Patagonia, Peru, South America

The best things to do in Ruidoso

If you ever want to disappear for a while, there’s no better place than the hidden mountain town of Ruidoso in southern New Mexico. It’s so remote that you could drive the lonely interstates 10 or 25 that slice across the seemingly endless desert of without ever knowing you’d passed it. Make it your destination, though, and you are in for a treat. Drive first toward White Sands National Monument and continue to the imposing Sierra Blanca mountain range that serves as the monument’s backdrop....
Tags: Travel, Texas, United States, Clint Eastwood, Brazil, Lincoln, New Mexico, Lake Tahoe, Gucci, Summit County, All, Albuquerque, Southwest, Billy, El Paso, Midwest

February 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

When I left you last, I was having the time of my life in Thailand. I’d just begun exploring the Trang islands and had made my way from Koh Ngai to Koh Mook to Koh Kradan. Up next: Koh Libong! Libong is known for being one of the quietest islands in the province while also being the largest. Despite its size, there are just five guesthouses here, with four of them occupying the same beautiful stretch of sand. Looking back towards Koh Mook from our guesthouse on Koh Libong This island turned ou...
Tags: Travel, London, Senegal, Qatar, Ukraine, Dave, Thailand, Unesco, Heathrow, Brazil, Bristol, Doha, Cotswolds, Phuket, Souq Waqif, Trang

The Valparaíso Option

“I think I’m gonna spend a few days Valpo this weekend.” “Oh, cool. Go for it.” “Yeah.” “What, what’s wrong? Can’t find a place?” “As a matter of fact, I’ve just spent an hour online looking for accommodation.” Valparaíso is backpacker central. Chile’s most colourful city is also a magnet for rich tourists, artists and pretty much anyone who lands in Santiago—it’s next door to the capital, only two hours by bus. To accommodate everyone and hopefully every budget, there are literally hundreds of ...
Tags: Travel, Santiago, Chile, Brazil, Starbucks, Ushuaia, Valparaiso, Don, CUMMING, VINA, Feng, Valpo, South America 2018-2019, Amazonas Peru Bolivia

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