Dive into Brazil’s Magic

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:

GO SWIMMING IN THE BRAZILIAN DESERT IN THESE LAGOONS THAT APPEAR LIKE MAGIC EVERY YEAR

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The Most Photogenic Cities on Earth

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!

THE MOST POPULAR CITIES ON INSTAGRAM IN 2017

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MTA CEO (Chief of Extreme Opportunities) Scales Christ the Redeemer Statue

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:

MTA CEO BRINGS THINGS TO A HEAD IN RIO

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Santa Claus is Coming…in Springtime?

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!

GRAMADO, BRAZIL: WHERE CHRISTMAS STARTS IN OCTOBER, IN SPRINGTIME

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Visit the NEW 7 Wonders of the World…From Your Chair

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:

THE NEW YORK TIMES TAKES US TO THE 7 NEW WONDERS OF THE WORLD

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