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Should you feel badly about taking a favela tour?

Should you feel badly about taking a favela tour?

There are tours, and then there are tours. So-called “slum” tours (or, in Rio de Janeiro, favela tours) are a constant topic of debate in the tourism industry. Should they exist? Can they be done ethically and with sensitivity? Or do they exploit rather than support? There are two ways...
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These South American cities are calling your name

These South American cities are calling your name

Tourism in South America has grown a lot in recent years. The cities are safer, the economy is developing, and the infrastructure is growing. Events like World Cup last year have put the continent on the travel wish lists of anyone who is interested in history, nature, and, of course,...
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Photo of the Week: The Baianas of Carnival

Photo of the Week: The Baianas of Carnival

We’re sure all of Brazil is still sleeping it off. Carnival — one of the world’s biggest parties — was on last week and, in Rio de Janeiro, we celebrated right along with everyone, partying in the streets with locals and capturing moments like this one: a group of Baianas...
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The 8 best cities to break up in

The 8 best cities to break up in

Most of the time, breaking up sucks. In some cities, however, it’s not as bad as others. If you have to break up, here’s where you’re going to want to be to make it suck less. Prague As a city so full of energy, you cannot go wrong with Prague....
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8 cities we’d rather be in right now

8 cities we’d rather be in right now

Don’t get us wrong, being home for the holidays can be awesome. We love the family, the food, the friends, the food… more of the food. But what we don’t love? The crowds at the mall, the stress of finding the “perfect” New Year’s Eve bash, the anxiety of trying to...
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Travel trivia: November

Travel trivia: November

Want a quick workout for your brain? Test your travel knowledge against our cheeky little travel trivia quiz of the month! I’m the largest producer of coffee in the world. What country am I? What’s the Bean Belt? What country is considered to be the birthplace of coffee? (Thanks to...
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From bust to boom: 5 cities stepping up their game

From bust to boom: 5 cities stepping up their game

One of our favourite things about cities is how quickly they can change. A new delicious restaurant can open at any moment, a new festival may roll into town any season, or a neighbourhood could suddenly become the new “it” spot overnight. Spread those moments out over five years and...
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Be More Social, 5 Pros For Group Travel

Be More Social, 5 Pros For Group Travel

Our friends at Make It Social are obsessed with social travel, and they should know – their platform is helping make group travel that much easier by letting you converse together, plan together, but pay separately. As much as we love solo travel, we also love getting out there and...
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Travel Trivia: March

Travel Trivia: March

Want a quick workout for your brain? Test your travel knowledge against our cheeky little trivia quiz of the month! 1. With eleven, which country comes out on top with number of official languages? 2. Carnival has just kicked off in Rio de Janeiro. What style of dance takes centre stage during the celebration?...
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Need to Know: Brazil

Need to Know: Brazil

As the World Cup comes storming into Rio this year, 2014 is going to be a pretty big one for Brazil. If you’re lucky enough to be heading to this vibrant, passionate South American country this year, we think there are a few things you should before you head out....
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