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Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art-cum-dance, is suddenly all the rage. At Berkeley's United Capoeira Association (2026 Addison St.; 510/666-1255),... Read More

I inspected another pod, pulled out the seeds, and held them in the palm of my hand. As though hypnotized, my eyes roamed happily from the black seeds... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Craziest Party Towns. ... Read More

See our slideshow of The World’s Most Pristine Forests. ... Read More

PJL: If you’re a type-A traveler like me, the only thing more infuriating than four hours of tarmac purgatory is never being told what’s happening, or... Read More

PJL: The highlight of my trip to Brazil was seeing a Corinthians futebol game at São Paulo’s beloved Pacaembu Stadium, an Art Deco landmark built in... Read More

His braids fly up as he pounds his drums. A brass section blasts, guitar players riff, and two women sing and shimmy. It's a hot November night in... Read More

PLUS: 10 FAR-FLUNG SOUTH AMERICAN ADVENTURES ... Read More

(19) Chapada dos Veadeiros Brazil's New Age paradise A growing number of spiritual travelers are making pilgrimages to Chapada dos Veadeiros, an ancient... Read More

A few years ago, I spent a week at the Ashram spa in Calabasas, California. Hard-core hikes and 1,200-calorie days had my body toned and taut, and my... Read More

Sugar-sand beaches, round-the-clock nightlife, innovative restaurants, and a lively string of shops have made the fishing village of Búzios the Hamptons... Read More

While major cities across the globe scramble to build starchitect-designed art museums, deep within the Brazilian mata (dense forest) one of the most... Read More

The seductive rhythm of Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova classic "The Girl from Ipanema" is the perfect reflection of Rio: sexy, spontaneous, and... Read More

For wellness-seekers, the goal isn't just the outward journey, but the inward one as well: travel as one part recreation, one part re-creation. Higher... Read More

Descending from a long line of Russian naturalists and explorers, it’s not surprising that I’ve ended up making my living by traveling to the world’s... Read More

South America's food scene is heating up with five new restaurants. ARGENTINA The ... Read More

This is a story about unraveling, a story whose dial is set to defrost, an account of how I—a tired, numb, and very, very pale urban wreck—arrived at an... Read More

Wandering the cobblestoned streets of the quiet village of Embu, it's hard to imagine that frenetic São Paulo is just 16 miles away. Portuguese Jesuits... Read More

To toast the New Year—and with it, dreams of an improved you—we've come up with a few suggestions, at home and on the road. ... Read More

The name Fasano has long been synonymous with Brazil's finest restaurants. Now, more than a hundred years after his family served its first plate of... Read More

“You can often understand a destination better through its literature than through a guidebook,” says David Del Vecchio, a former press officer for the... Read More

Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way. ... Read More

Secluded Scottish Castle ... Read More

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