Articles Tagged ‘Brazil’

5 Places to Learn About Indigenous Cultures

5 Places to Learn About Indigenous Cultures August 2, 2012 | Around the World, General | Read More
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was first celebrated on August 9, 1995 after a declaration by the United Nations affirmed the organization’s commitment to global “first cultures.” This year, in honor of the day, we highlight five places where you can learn...

Postcard Perfect: Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil

Postcard Perfect: Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil March 1, 2012 | Featured, Postcard Perfect | Read More
Forming the border between Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu Falls sure beats the Four Corners in wow-factor. It has the second greatest annual water flow after Niagara Falls, and well maintained walkways surrounding the falls make it easily accessible to visitors. If you’re coming to the falls from...

Twilight Fans: Rent out Bella and Edward’s Honeymoon Suite

Twilight Fans: Rent out Bella and Edward’s Honeymoon Suite December 23, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
That’s right, the famous honeymoon suite from the latest Twilight movie is available to rent. And if you do rent it, please let us know…because then we’re allowed to laugh at you. It’s the site of Bella and Edward’s marriage consummation in Breaking Dawn: Part One, and the entire scene...

Piranhas Recreate Scene from Jaws on Brazilian Beach

Piranhas Recreate Scene from Jaws on Brazilian Beach November 30, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It sounds like a scene from a horror flick, but it’s actually real life: a popular river beach in Brazil has been overrun with flesh-eating piranhas, and so far 15 people have been attacked while swimming. The beach in the touristy Pantanal region is remaining open, despite the threat from the bloodthirsty...

Prostitutes Invade Dutch Airport

Prostitutes Invade Dutch Airport August 5, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
What does Amsterdam’s Shiphol Airport got that your local international airport doesn’t? Nope, not marijuana. That other thing that Amsterdam is famous for. Though it’s not Dutch prostitutes…ahem, courtesans that are raking in the cash from male travelers flying from place to...

Insanely Scary Fire Tornado Hits Brazil (Videos)

Insanely Scary Fire Tornado Hits Brazil (Videos) August 31, 2010 | Brazil, Hawaii, Travel News | Read More
As if vacationers didn’t have enough natural disasters to worry about, a fire tornado stopped traffic for a few minutes in Aracatuba, a city in Northwest Brazil. Fire tornadoes, also known as fire whirls or fire devils, are extremely rare but can last up to 20 minutes. The Brazil fire tornado was...

Bike Parking: More than Just Junk in the Trunk

Bike Parking: More than Just Junk in the Trunk July 14, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
If you’ve ever seen The Bicycle Thief, you know how painful it is to have your bike stolen. For some people, the bicycle is the basis for their well-being, and with bike theft continually on the rise, practical innovations must continue to be made in order to protect bikes. This means that locks...

Nip, Tuck, Travel: Medical Tourism Destinations

Nip, Tuck, Travel: Medical Tourism Destinations July 8, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Let’s face it: here in the United States, we’re coming to terms with the fact that medical services are unbearably expensive. Sure, if you have excellent health insurance you’re covered for most things, but many plans don’t cover elective operations such as plastic surgery. And...

Going Through Security, United Airlines Pilot Laughs, Drops Pants

Going Through Security, United Airlines Pilot Laughs, Drops Pants July 2, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Airport security isn’t the greatest time of your life. You stand in line behind a family with a triple-stroller, take out all your metallic objects, place everything on the belt, have it not fit through the conveyor, get snapped at by the security, step through the metal detector, beep, step through...

Facebook Mobile Platform Announced; Saves Money By Cutting Photos

Facebook Mobile Platform Announced; Saves Money By Cutting Photos May 25, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Tips | Read More
Cell phone billing can be expensive in foreign countries, where data plans and pay as you go services make life simpler but potentially more costly. Facebook is one of the most popular websites on Earth, and they’ve devised a mobile solution to help cut down on cellular costs. The service, 0.facebook.com,...