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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...

Top 10 Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

Top 10 Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro October 13, 2011 | free, Kid Friendly, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Tijuca National Park offers nature trails and some stunning views Whether you’ve got your heart set on lazing in the sun or are looking for high-adrenaline fun, Rio de Janeiro won’t disappoint. The city is awash with so many ‘must-dos’ that it can be hard to know where to start,...

Best Views in Rio

Best Views in Rio October 10, 2011 | free, Kid Friendly, Romantic, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Wherever you are in Rio, you’re never far from a breathtaking view. A city of towering mountains, thick jungle and seemingly endless beaches, you’ll encounter stunning vistas at every turn. Snap-happy visitors will want to have their cameras about them at all times in preparation for the...

Five Romantic Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Five Romantic Things to do in Rio de Janeiro August 19, 2011 | Food, free, Hotels, Romantic, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
With its magnificent views, pulsing nightlife, beautiful locals and steamy tropical heat, Rio is a city that will have your pulse racing and your senses tingling. As a destination for a romantic getaway it’s hard to beat, and aside from the city’s own myriad attractions there are scores of...

Five FREE Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

August 18, 2011 | free, Kid Friendly, Romantic, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
There’s no getting away from the fact that Rio de Janeiro is an expensive city, but there’s no need for cash conscious travelers to veto the city completely. Last week’s blog outlined how travelers can survive on US$50 a day in Rio, and now I’m going one better and letting you...

Rio on US$50 a Day – (Yes, it’s Possible…)

Rio on US$50 a Day – (Yes, it’s Possible…) August 13, 2011 | Food, free, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Cash-strapped travelers beware, Rio de Janeiro can be an extremely expensive city if you don’t plan your finances wisely. Spiralling prices and an extremely strong currency combine to make Rio not just expensive by South American standards, but expensive by anybody’s standards. But while...

Rio’s Festas Juninas – Party Like a Yokel

Rio’s Festas Juninas – Party Like a Yokel June 13, 2011 | Events, Food, free, Kid Friendly, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Forget the sequinned bikinis and spangled headdresses of Carnival, if you want to look the part during Rio’s winter party season you’ll need to channel your inner country bumpkin. That’s because throughout the months of June, July, and August (the Brazilian winter), a country-themed party – complete...

Rio for Exercise Addicts

May 30, 2011 | free, Kid Friendly | Read More
Exercise junkies planning a vacation in Rio de Janeiro will be in their element in this city of buff beach bodies. Those tanned and toned torsos don’t just hone themselves, and at times it can seem like the entire population of the city is either playing football or beach volleyball, working out...

Rio’s Arty Party Gets Started This Weekend

May 17, 2011 | Events, free, Kid Friendly, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This weekend (May 20-22) will see Rio turn into a giant arty party venue as the city hosts the third annual Viradao Carioca event. As in 2010 and 2009, the mega-festival will see a completely free programme of music, dance, theater and cinema events take place across the festival, with the musical emphasis...

Snooping Around Rio’s Lapa District

Snooping Around Rio’s Lapa District May 10, 2011 | free, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Me and my dawg attempt to recreate the Snoop and Pharrell video...with limited success Rio de Janeiro is home to more than its fair share of scene-stealing sights – from Christ the Redeemer on his mountain-top perch to the peak of Sugar Loaf and, of course, the beautiful beaches of Copacabana and...
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