Rio de Janeiro a Janeiro to Boost Tourism

Over the weekend Brazil’s Federal Government unveiled the Rio de Janeiro a Janeiro (Rio from January to January) program, which it says will boost tourism to the city despite recent news of violence.  The program includes 100 events that will take place in Rio throughout the next year and will be funded by R$1 billion in investments through partnerships in the private sector.

BRAZIL UNVEILS PLAN TO ATTRACT TOURISTS TO RIO

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RIO’s Transcarioca Becomes Part of the Green Passport

RIO’s Transcarioca trail, a 180-kilometer path, offers adventure within the city limits.  To walk the entire path from Pão de Açúcar to Barra de Guaratiba would take 12 days, but there are shorter options among the 25 different stretches included in what is now the largest Latin American trail inside an urban area.

HIKING THE TRANSCARIOCA

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Galeria Nara Roesler Presents “Abraham Palatnik: See, Move”

Sao Paulo’s  Galeria Nara Roesler is celebrating kinetic artwork pioneer, Abraham Palatnik with an exhibition through November 12.  Palatnik’s work is featured in museum collections around the world.  The majority of his work featured at the Galeria Nara Roesler has never been seen before.

ABRAHAM PALATNIK: SEE, MOVE

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A Natural Paradise

Happy Friday! Today’s post whisks us a mere two hours from RIO to peaceful and historic Itacuruçá. Located in the Southern Rio State, the three islands of this district were once home to Brazilian indigenous peoples like the Tamoios and the Tupinambás. Today it is a beautiful destination known by few foreign travelers. Read on for more!

Itacuruçá: A Natural Paradise in the Southern Rio State

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Up Your Travel Photo Game

Today’s post comes to you from travel blogger, NomadicMatt, and gives some pretty awesome tips on how to take travel photographs like a professional.  If you’ve ever experienced one of the world’s beautiful wonders only to feel like your photos just don’t capture of essence of the experience, you won’t want to miss this post.

HOW TO TAKE PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL PHOTOS

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Rio’s “Little Princess of Coffee”

Tucked away in RIO’s countryside, Vassouras has been beautifully preserved as the seat of RIO’s “golden coffee age.”  Visit any time of the year to view vintage homes, tour former coffee farms, and sample (what else?) local coffee.  Read on for more details and history of the “Baron’s city.”

VASSOURAS: HISTORY AND TRADITION IN RIO’S “LITTLE PRINCESS OF COFFEE”

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“The Two of Us Are Here”

“The two of us are here.”  With a red paper heart on her chest and an enduring spirit, Ivonette Balthazar participated in a 3km fun run alongside RIO’s Copacabana in honor of the life-saving transplant she received from German canoe coach Stefan Henze.  Henze, an Olympic silver medalist, died in a car crash after last year’s Olympic games.  Don’t miss this heartwarming story!

HEART OF AN ATHLETE

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