Brazil

Tips and Articles in Brazil

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...
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. —Lauren David Peden 1 LOSE WEIGHT Put down that eggnog and kick-start your fitness routine with a state-of-the-art spa ...
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 polenta, scion Rogério Fasano has steered the clan into the hospitality business with an über-cool...
“You can often understand a destination better through its literature than through a guidebook,” says David Del Vecchio, a former press officer for the United Nations, who recently opened IdleWild Books, a stylish new spot in Manhattan's Flatiron ...
Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way. In Prague I learned from expensive experience that meters can be set at different rates. The next time, I made sure the driver set the correct rate, but he...
Secluded Scottish Castle By Shane Mitchell Any faraway land gets my blood pumping, but if I desire the pleasure of my husband’s company, the choice narrows to the bonny realm of haggis and heather. Nothing in life gives Bronson, who claims Scott...
Art Europe London “From Russia: French and Russian Master Paintings, 1870–1925, from Moscow and St. Petersburg,” at the Royal Academy of Arts (through April 18; royalacademy.org.uk). This exhibition, highlighting one international love affair b...
See our list of 27 affordable beach resorts. Imagine yourself, for an indulgent moment, sunbathing on Tiririca Beach in Brazil’s Bahia. Palm trees cast slender shadows along the stretch of golden sand; the sparkling, azure ocean beckons you in ...
The bunda. In its female incarnation it is the soul, the moral sustenance, the very psychic infrastructure of Brazil. It is the subject of song, of innuendo, of contention and violence, of worship and delight. At a literary conference in workaday ...
ALASKA Explore the untamed wilderness on Safari Quest, Abercrombie & Kent's 120-foot yacht. Sail from Juneau to Glacier Bay National Park, then get in a kayak and scout for puffins, sea lions, and black bears. Back on board, continue along the 500...
Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah Kantrowitz, Xander Kaplan, David A. Keeps, Peter Jon Lindberg, Ralph Martin, Connie McCabe, Shan...
Former French banker Jean-Luc Boucharenc has opened his two-bedroom Flat in Rio to travelers who want a little privacy in Brazil's sexiest city. Part of a collection of properties, including House in the Forest, the penthouse ...
No knock on Rodeo Drive, if that's your (very expensive) cup of tea—and for sure Wal-Mart has its conveniences—but for my (limited) money, give me a shopping experience a bit more off the well-heeled path. The Russian Market in what passes...
ASIAHua Hin, Thailand Like much of the sea pine–dotted coast within a few hours of Bangkok, Hua Hin started out as a little-known village where the only commuting involved the local fishermen sailing to and fro. Its popularity has grown e...
The Pedigree After much anticipation, the Fasano Group, in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck, has finally opened its 92-room sophomore property—a sister hotel to the four-year-old Hotel Fasano São Paulo. The Look In contrast to the club...