Articles by Lucy Bryson

Outdoor Adventures in Rio

Outdoor Adventures in Rio January 20, 2012 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
With a dramatic landscape that sees mammoth mountains jutting right out of the ocean, crashing waves beating against endless beaches and thick Atlantic rainforest edging right into the city center, Rio de Janeiro can be seen as something of a giant playground for those with a taste for adrenaline-pumping...

Up for the Craic – Irish Pubs in Rio

Up for the Craic – Irish Pubs in Rio January 15, 2012 | Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Photo courtesy of Shenanigans Head to any city, anywhere in the world, and chances are that you will find an Irish pub there. Rio de Janeiro is no exception, and the party-hard Irish spirit fits in perfectly with Rio’s own love of the good times. In fact, given the size of the city and the number...

Hotel Restaurants, Rio Style

Hotel Restaurants, Rio Style January 8, 2012 | Five Star, Food, Hotels, Romantic, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo: Cipiriani, courtesy of www.pololido.com.br Hotel restaurants worldwide have something of a reputation for serving overpriced, uninspired fare, but that is about as far as it is possible to get from Rio’s hotel restaurant scene. Many of Rio’s very best restaurants can be found within...

Valentine’s Day in Rio de Janeiro

Valentine’s Day in Rio de Janeiro December 30, 2011 | Hotels, Romantic, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Sunset view from Arpoador   New Year’s in Rio was a rather wet and rainy affair , so if you didn’t book a holiday here and have been cursing yourself for missing an opportunity to ring in 2012 in romantic style, you may well have had a lucky break. Valentine’s Day is just...

Summer Weekend Getaways in Rio de Janeiro State

Summer Weekend Getaways in Rio de Janeiro State December 25, 2011 | Hotels, Kid Friendly, Romantic, What's New | Read More
Angra dos Reis It’s midwinter in North America and Europe, which means it’s midsummer in Rio de Janeiro, and temperatures in this steamy city are spiralling into the high 30s and above. When things start to hot up in Rio they get seriously hot, and for those who literally can’t stand...

Top Five Romantic Restaurants in Rio

Top Five Romantic Restaurants in Rio December 17, 2011 | Five Star, Food, Romantic, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Restaurante Aprazivel, in Santa Teresa, courtesy of http://www.apartmentinrio.net Balmy evenings, beautiful views, and an abundance of fresh tropical delicacies…all these factors combine to make dining out in Rio a memorable experience as long as you pick the right restaurants and avoid the tourist...

Top Five Romantic Hotels in Rio

Top Five Romantic Hotels in Rio December 10, 2011 | Hotels, Romantic | Read More
When it comes to getting romantic in Rio de Janeiro, there are no shortage of accommodation options. Take care, though, when booking your hotel if you want somewhere that offers beautiful views and luxurious fixtures and fittings rather than mirrored ceilings and blacked out windows. The concept of the...

Best Hotel Alternatives in Rio

Best Hotel Alternatives in Rio November 28, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Rio’s beach zones are chock-full of high rise hotels, but if you’re looking for something a little different, the more interesting alternatives are often to be found some distance from the beach. But what you lack in ease of access to the sands you will make up for in views, as some of Rio...

Rio Gets Ready for New Year’s Eve

November 14, 2011 | Events, free, Kid Friendly, Nightlife, Romantic, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Once again, Rio de Janeiro is gearing up to host one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties on the planet. The city’s New Year’s celebrations are second only to carnival in terms of sheer unadulterated revelry, with the focal point of the celebrations being the legendary party on Copacabana...

Best Cheap Eats in Rio de Janeiro

Best Cheap Eats in Rio de Janeiro November 12, 2011 | Food, Kid Friendly, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Comida a Kilo restaurant, photo courtesy of Finnish Eys/Flickr/CreativeCommons Budget visitors to Rio de Janeiro often find cash flow-based panic setting in once they clock the steep prices of restaurants in Rio de Janeiro. Those at the top end of the scale would be enough to blow the healthiest of travel...