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How to make the perfect caipirinha

How to make the perfect caipirinha

While no one really knows where the caipirinha came from (some say it started in the early 1900s as a cure for the Spanish flu), there’s no denying that the cocktail has arrived as one of those drinks you’ve just got to try — going to Brazil and not having...
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Celebration tips for Mendoza’s Vendimia Harvest Festival

Celebration tips for Mendoza’s Vendimia Harvest Festival

If wine is your thing and festivals are your thing, then you’re going to want to put the Vendimia Harvest Festival in Mendoza on your travel wish list! This annual party has been named one of the top harvest festivals in the world by National Geographic, and is ranked alongside festivals...
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Urban Adventures Treasure mApps

Urban Adventures Treasure mApps

Whomp whomp. Unfortunately, our Treasure mApps have been discontinued from iTunes (but good news for those of you who have already downloaded a few: you’ve now got heaps more smartphone space for snapping photos — and then tagging #localsknow on Instagram). But have no fear, all that information hasn’t disappeared....
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How to make feijoada

How to make feijoada

(Our Urban Adventures tour, Hidden Feijoada, offers a new, unexpected take on the feijoada — check out the video above for a sneak peek!) If you know Brazilian food, you’ve probably heard of feijoada, the country’s national dish. One of the most typical foods in Brazil, it is a black...
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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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