Brazil

What to Do in Rio Besides the World Cup

Bars become stuffier and fútbol fans drunker as the World Cup roars on. Get your head above the soccer slosh and take advantage of the city’s easy access to natural areas with these...

Home and Away

I WAS OUT FOR A Sunday-afternoon run along the big river, lost in tropical reveries. My family and I had just begun a year abroad in the old Portuguese-era town of Penedo, in...

Best Beach

There are plenty of Hawaiian beaches well suited to sipping mai tais, surfing, and admiring a parade of imaginative swimwear.

Copacabana Beach

On New Year’s Eve, more than two million of Rio de Janeiro’s residents dress in pure white and flock to Copacabana Beach to pay...

Beach-Hop Brazil

Need to dig your toes in the sand? Take a couple of weeks and beach-hop in Bahia, a northeastern Brazilian state with 685 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline. This colorful region of wild,...

Caiman Ecological Refuge Lodge, Pantanal, Brazil

The Pantanal—the world's largest wetlands, in southern Brazil—reels in avid wildlife watchers. It also happens to be the heart of Brazil's cattle country. Balancing responsible ranching with...

Adventure Icon: Trip Jennings

[27, PORTLAND, OREGON]There's no road map that shows you how to make a living as a kayaker and filmmaker, but last December I knew I had done it when I paid my cell-phone bill on time. The...

Adventure Icon: Nikki Kimball

[38, BOZEMAN, MONTANA]Fun? The race? Fun? Yeah, there were parts of it that were fun. One time, five of us were running along the singletrack and saw this wasp nest, and there was nothing...

What Itinerary?

For years, adventure-travel outfitters have used so-called exploratory trips to work out kinks in new offerings. Veteran guides suss out routes, lodging options, and, say, the local yak-butter...

The Brazilian Amazon

When contributing editor Stephanie Pearson traveled to the Amazon to investigate the conservation plans of expat John Cain Carter (The Texas Chainsaw Stopper,

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