Brazil

Tips and Articles in Brazil

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 why. Heck, lie to me if you have to, just tell me something. (If the reason is "massive radar ma...
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 1940. I’ve seen soccer games in England, Italy, Thailand, and Croatia, but I’d never seen such an...
Beijing The sprawling, three-story facility at the Kerry Centre Hotel (866/565-5050 or 86/10-6561-8833; shangri-la.com; doubles from $412) contains a 38-yard lap pool, two indoor tennis courts, a 256-yard jogging and rollerblading track, and mor...
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 Brazil, and native son Carlinhos Brown is rehearsing for an upcoming concert in São Paulo to promote...
PLUS: 10 FAR-FLUNG SOUTH AMERICAN ADVENTURES Just south of the Amazon lie the vast central plains of the state of Mato Grosso, the Texas of Brazil. Only the occasional saucer-sized, iridescent-blue morpho butterfly or yellow-breasted blue macaw w...
(19) Chapada dos Veadeiros Brazil's New Age paradise A growing number of spiritual travelers are making pilgrimages to Chapada dos Veadeiros, an ancient mesa with a holistic pedigree in central Brazil. A three-hour drive north of Brasília, it lies...
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 mind as clear as I could remember. So when the cold-weather blues hit me last winter, I called u...
Sugar-sand beaches, round-the-clock nightlife, innovative restaurants, and a lively string of shops have made the fishing village of Búzios the Hamptons of Brazil. Here, where to find the action on Orla Bardot, the town's happening seaside strip. ...
While major cities across the globe scramble to build starchitect-designed art museums, deep within the Brazilian mata (dense forest) one of the most ambitious contemporary art centers in recent years is growing. The 3,000-acre Inhotim (Brumadinho...
The seductive rhythm of Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova classic "The Girl from Ipanema" is the perfect reflection of Rio: sexy, spontaneous, and incurably romantic. Thirty-seven white-sand beaches, terraced cafés overflowing with beautiful peopl...
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-minded resorts from Hong Kong to Brazil are answering the call, providing an escape from life's ...
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 kamchatki, as Russians call faraway places—remote, inaccessible corners of the planet like the Am...
South America's food scene is heating up with five new restaurants. ARGENTINA The stylish Casa Cruz (1658 Uriarte; 54-11/4833-1112; dinner for two $68) in Buenos Aires highlights chef Germán Martitegui's urban Argentine cuisine (rabbit med...
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 oceanside city cradled by mountains and left two weeks later contemplating the purchase of bod...
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 founded this colonial town of Baroque churches and whitewashed houses in 1554. Four centuries l...