The Genius of a Cruise Ship

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Imagine you manage a hotel, and one day 4,000 guests arrive at the same time. They all want rooms now, and if you could show them how to operate the safe in the room that would be nice. Such an unlikely scenario is exactly what happens every day on cruise ships like the one I invaded recently. The size of these giant ships operated by companies like More...

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On March 8, 2018

Open Skies: Cheaper Flights to the US

This week Brazil’s Congress approved the Open Skies treaty between Brazil and the United States that clears the way for a partnership between American Airlines and LATAM Airlines. While the two airlines entered More...

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On March 5, 2017

Jericoacoara: Brazil’s Paradise

Brazil is famous for its alluring attractions – friendly people frolicking in tropical waters. Not only are there no hurricanes, earthquakes, or tornadoes to worry about, but you can swim in the South Atlantic More...

On December 20, 2016
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Stonehenge in Brazil

As the foreman for a cattle ranch in the far reaches of northern Brazil, a city called Calçoene in the state of Amapá, Lailson Camelo da Silva was cutting trees to convert forest into pasture when he stumbled More...

On December 18, 2016

Swimming with Sharks

South America’s largest aquarium has opened in Rio de Janeiro, giving visitors an opportunity to explore the sea in a transparent tunnel and swim with sharks. AquaRio, constructed with private funds, has 28 tanks More...

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On January 6, 2016

Réveillon in Rio

Millions of people have taken cruises all around the world, but I am not one of them. I’m not sure exactly why I’ve avoided them all these years. Is it the fear of nausea ruining the vacation? Fear More...

On October 13, 2015

Ecotourism in Brazil

Brazil has an immense territory of more than 8.5 million square km. with almost 7 percent of it under some type of environmental protection. In Brazil there are 76 national parks, 88 natural biological reserves, More...

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On September 30, 2015

Brazil’s Efforts to Expand Tourism for Handicapped

In an effort to expand the appeal of tourism, Brazil’s Tourism Ministry is adapting some of its sites for the handicapped. Now what is known as “sensory tourism” allows people with visual impairments More...

On September 29, 2015

Southern Brazil Embraces Its German Roots

In 1861, the town of Pomerode was founded in the northeast region of Santa Catarina state by Pomeranian Germans, who originate from the north of Germany. Santa Catarina is the second most southern state in Brazil. More...

On July 29, 2015

Marajó Island’s Unique Animal

Marajó Island sits majestically in the mouth of the Amazon River where the river ends its long, arduous journey to the Atlantic Ocean. Besides the notoriously hot and steamy location directly on the Equator, Marajó More...