Brazil

Tips and Articles in Brazil

Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
IT SEEMS ONLY RIGHT THAT THE FIRST THING I DO UPON ARRIVING in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil's City of All Saints, is take a leap of faith: I let a stranger tie a ribbon around my wrist. I'd seen these ribbons (fitas, in Portuguese) before, frayed and...
Q. Do you see yourself as a kind of cultural ambassador for Brazil? A. It’s happened by default. I grew up in one of the Rio favelas, and I sometimes sing about the plight of the people there. The favelas are not places anybody should live, an...
Italy The Details: The Petraia Sessions Trufflepig Travel Inc.; October 19–24; doubles from $5,574 per person, double. Why We Love It: Spend five nights at a 900-year-old agriturismo in Chianti where, in July, locavore author Michael Pollan k...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
When Brooklyn-based Dan Storper started making global music compilations to play in his Putumayo clothing and handicraft stores, he never dreamed that his hobby would develop into a record label known for introducing such artists as Oliver Mtukudz...
See our slideshow of The Best Cities for Street Art. For much of 2005, I walked the same five-block stretch of Rivington Street, on New York City ’s Lower East Side. A direct route to my favorite bars and restaurants, the street was lined with te...
The slender two-lane road to the western pampas runs through pale open country "pure in line and color," Erico Verissimo, the region's great novelist, once noted. "It was simple, ingenious," he wrote. "One could say it was painted in watercolors b...
After a decade of chic minimalist clothing wiped clean of any trace of gender, race, or culture—indeed, some would say any trace of humanity—fashion is obsessed with all things ethnic, handmade, and raunchy. The epicenter for this new trend is Bra...
Watching our Faldo Series championships last fall in Brazil, I was delighted to see how many young golfers were in the field and the many countries they represented. In ten years the number of players benefiting from this program has risen from th...
See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets. After the vacation crowds head home, you’ll find the smart traveler basking in good deals and wide open spaces. Quick: What’s the best time of year to visit Thailand?If you’re looking for grea...
See our Where (and How) to Go Dancing with the Stars slideshow. Planning a trip to Brazil and want to dance the samba like a local?One famous dancer can help: “Practice near a puddle,” says Lance Bass. “Step up and over it before going down into ...
A surprising number of major cities--Moscow, Rome, Washington, and Tokyo among them--haven't set their plans yet, but others are gearing up for major bashes. Berlin A pyrotechnic display will explode over the Brandenburg Gate. The surrounding...
In Curitiba, Brazil, 529 miles from São Paulo, the innovative engineers at Moro Construction have unveiled the world's first revolving apartment complex, Suite Vollard (177 Rua Elvira Rarkot; 55-41/3013-1234; www.moro.com.br; apartments from $300,...
Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art-cum-dance, is suddenly all the rage. At Berkeley's United Capoeira Association (2026 Addison St.; 510/666-1255), students follow the traditional format, moving to the beat of the berimbau and twirling around each ...