At Casa Cool Beans, we have more than enough festive, holiday spirit to go around. So we’re sharing some of our festive flair! From our home to yours: Happy Holidays and a Sparkling New Year!!
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We have a hunch that, as beautiful as the pics in today’s article are, they don’t fully capture the natural beauty of this natural phenomenon in Brazil. Between January and June each year, the sand dunes in northeastern Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park collect rainwater and transform into magical lagoons. For a few months, visitors can enjoy a swim in this seasonal attraction. Read on:
The numbers are in: New York City is the most Instagrammed city of 2017. The social media platform releases its list of the most popular cities around the world (based on post numbers) each year. Read on to see if your city made the list–and don’t forget to check out which country successfully held on to its spot from last year!
If you like it *HOT* (climate-wise or party-wise), today’s list of the hottest places around the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve is a must-read. Check out 10 of the most popular New Year’s destinations as well as tips from luxury travel network Virtuoso on how to ring in the New Year:
Born December 15, 1907, Oscar Niemeyer earned his place as one of the greatest architects in Brazilian history. Before his death in 2012, Niemeyer is credited with masterminding more than 500 architectural works around the globe. Read on:
If it isn’t already, Copacabana’s 2018 New Year’s Eve party should definitely be on your bucket list. The program for the celebration has already been released and boasts 10 musical features and 17 minutes of fireworks!
Talk about putting your best foot forward! Mobile Travel Agents CEO, Don Beattie was attending the annual Belmond Travel Agency Advisory Board meeting in RIO when he was presented with the opportunity to scale the Christ the Redeemer Statue and view RIO more than 700 meters below:
Today’s featured article takes us to the southern region of Brazil to Gramado. It is in this mountain community, where a honeymooning couple from RIO seeking peace and quiet instead discovered tinsel and reindeer. During the month of October (springtime in Brazil) the city of Gramado hosts Natal Luz (“Christmas Lights”), a three-month long Christmas festival that just might be one of the largest in the world. Read on!
Happy Monday! The New York Times is offering us a trip around the world to experience the NEW 7 wonders of the world. This is a virtual trip–but on the plus side, if you aren’t 100% satisfied, you’re guaranteed an immediate refund of your $0. 😉 Click on for videos these beautiful videos featuring Christ the Redeemer and other international gems: