South America

The Best of Brazil in Three Weeks

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Follow this itinerary exactly for a standalone three-week trip to Brazil, or use it as a framework for the Brazil portion of your larger South America trip.

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30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Brazil

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Brazil is a country where danger lurks around every corner, but you dance to meet him; where nothing works, but everything feels so damn good.

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Salvador, My Savior

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After a tumultuous time in Rio and a tiring trek in the Lençóis Maranhenses, three days in charming Salvador, Brazil was just what the doctor ordered.

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The Long Road to the Lençóis Maranhenses

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I long – and regained – my faith in humanity more times than I can count while en route to Brazil’s Lençois Maranhenses National Park.

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No, I Am Not in Rio for the World Cup

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I am not in Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup, fuck no. But I am lucky enough to be in Rio de Janeiro right now – and thank Christ the Redeemer for that!

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The Psychology of My Return to Rio

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I’m going back to Brazil to see places I missed the first time, from seaside sand dunes to slave cities. But I’m also righting a profound wrong.

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30 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Colombia

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The only danger in Colombia, as the country’s marketing slogan goes, is wanting to stay. And, as you’ll see, to take an inordinate number of photos that depict a land mythical in its beauty.

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30 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Ecuador

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The premise of today’s post has nothing to do with superlatives or rankings. I simply want to show you the beauty of Ecuador using some of my favorite photos (and selfies!) I took there.

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