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Carnival Time in Rio

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

However cheesy Carnival may be, Rio de Janeiro -- mad, magical and mysterious -- allows you to live out, if only for a brief moment, your most far-flung fantasies and dreams.

Spend Your Christmas on the Beach in Rio

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.10.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Rio de Janeiro will host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, but each and every day it plays host to a carefree beach lifestyle easy to envy.

PHOTOS: The Fishermen Of Copacabana Beach

AP | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Daybreak's glow silhouettes the rainforest-covered mountains nearby while the Atlantic's waters lap at cramped wooden fishing boats....

Top 10 City Beaches

Cheapflights | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

Summer is finally in full swing, and many find themselves facing the tough decision of a city break or a beach escape as they start planning a vacation. But for visitors looking for the best of both worlds, check out these 10 city beaches.

A Carnival Fantasy Come True In Rio

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 01.22.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Gearing up for my first night of Carnival, I spent an inordinate amount of time choosing my dress for the famed Copacabana Palace Ball.

Astoria Characters: The Continuous Counterman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Amaro Azeredo, the flamboyant fellow with the amorous accent and the long, raven-black Medusa locks, commands the counter of the Ditmars Deli like a Fortune 500 CEO.

Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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Lauri Lyons

While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important.