Archive for the ‘Brazil’ Category

Hang Gliding in Paradise

Hang Gliding in Paradise
By Nneka Opene A sensory overload sets in while taking in the sights cruising along Rio de Janeiro’s stunning coastline.  Skin glistens in the warmth of the sun, while hair blows freely in the breeze, all scents and sounds are magnified. No, you’re not cruising along the beach in a convertible;...
February 6th, 2013 | Adventure Travel, Brazil, Extras | Read More

Rio de Janeiro: 10 Things You Can’t Miss

Rio de Janeiro: 10 Things You Can’t Miss
By Julie Falconer Special to The Lost Girls  When most people think of Rio de Janeiro, they imagine themselves lying on one of the city’s famous beaches à la “The Girl from Ipanema.” But there’s more to do in Rio than sunbathe, and the city is well worth exploring. Here are a Lost Girl’s...
January 9th, 2012 | Brazil, Central and South America | Read More

A Bit of Brazil in South Florida

By Megan Hubbell Samba, Capirinhas, microscopic bikinis and not to mention the biggest party in the world: Carnival! With all of this, what’s not to love about Brazil? Well, perhaps the fact that it’s thousands of miles away and the plane tickets and visa fees can be astronomical. Fortunately, there...
November 18th, 2011 | Brazil, Florida | Read More

What to Pack: Rio de Janiero, Brazil

By Erin Griffith LG Correspondent It’s romantic, it’s chaotic, it’s beautiful and gritty. It’s Rio, baby! If you’re visiting the city for one of Rio’s many upcoming global events—the 2016 Olympics, the 2014 World Cup, or February’s Carnival—you may be best off in a haz-mat suit, sequined...
December 13th, 2010 | Brazil, Extras, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style | Read More

How to Dance the Samba: My Experience at Samba School

How to Dance the Samba: My Experience at Samba School
By Erin Griffith LG Correspondent On a recent month-long trip to Brazil, I was determined to learn the hip-shaking language they call samba. But, I’ll be honest: After many, many long evenings trying, I never really found my groove. So when I say I “went out samba dancing,” I’m referring to...
November 29th, 2010 | Brazil, Cultural Travel, Dispatches from the Road | Read More

Air Travel News 10.26.10

Air Travel News 10.26.10
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel News Editor Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up. It’s Not Our Imagination Science has finally proven what...
October 26th, 2010 | Air, Air Travel News, Brazil, Extras, Food News, Leaving & Coming Home | Read More

New 7 Wonders of Nature: Calling Green Travelers and Adventure Explorers!

New 7 Wonders of Nature: Calling Green Travelers and Adventure Explorers!
It used to be that international explorers merely strived to check off as many wonders of the world as they could off their travel lists. Now, they can take it one step further and actually influence which locations fall on that list – gotta love the digital age! And since Iguacu Falls and The...
August 5th, 2009 | Brazil | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Julie Stone

Lost Girl of the Week: Julie Stone
As much as Jen, Holly and I loved traveling together as a dynamic trio of girlfriends, we always wondered what it might be like to do a similar trip with a boyfriend. Happily, our questions were answered after stumbling upon Globestompers.com, created by fellow backpacker diva Julie Stone, and her fiance...
April 30th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Argentina, Backpacking & Trekking, Brazil, Car, Couples Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girl of the Week, Lost Girls, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Goooooaaaaalllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Goooooaaaaalllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When spending time in Brazil, there are a few unofficial rules and must dos, such as: Make like a local and hit the beach in a skimpy bikini or speedo; initiate impromptu caipirinha happy hours any time during the day; find a reputable capoeira school and sign up for classes; and, last but not least,...
September 18th, 2006 | Brazil, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Sports & Games | Read More

Capoeira Fever

Capoeira Fever
Brazilians are fitness fanatics. Besides typical activities such as jogging and biking, you’ll find beach-goers playing soccer, volleyball or foot-volley (where you only touch the ball with your feet or your head). To break out of a workout rut, the ladies and I signed up for some capoeira classes...
September 18th, 2006 | Brazil, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure | Read More