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The best hikes in Rio de Janeiro

View from Morro do Leme

While Rio de Janeiro has an amazing coastline, the city offers so much more than just beachside relaxation and caipirinha sipping. In fact, the best way to enjoy the coastline for an adventurous traveler might not be from the seaside, but rather viewed from up above. Luckily, there are three awesome and easy-to-reach hikes within […]

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Is Christ the Redeemer on your bucket list?

Maybe it should be. The most iconic monument of Brazil (and, some argue, South America), Christ the Redeemer is an epic reminder of the power of the Christian faith and also an important symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Almost 2 million tourists visit the statue every year, and many more dream of […]

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Top 5 totally free activities in Rio de Janeiro

Travelers love South America for its accessible language, easy transportation, and relatively inexpensive prices. But within the region, one notorious budget-breaker (and language anomaly) tends to be avoided or quickly skipped through. The rumors are true: compared to the rest of South America, Brazil can be more difficult. The whole country is pretty pricey – […]

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Why Dark Tourism Is Important

My first experience with dark tourism happened on a party bus tour around Europe, of all things. Our schedules were […]


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