Category: Brazil

Brazil Family Vacation: Chapada Diamantina National Park

Imagine a land of red-rock mesas and verdant slopes. A land of quartzite cave systems featuring pristine lakes and subterranean rivers. A place where cake-like layers of arid sediment have been carved by water and wind into caverns and canyons. Chapada Diamantina National Park contains all of these amazing landscapes, making it a breathtaking spot […]

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Brazilian Foods

6 Brazilian Foods You Must Try

Brazil boasts vibrant cultures, thousands of miles of gorgeous coastline, and pristine wilderness. The abundance of natural resources and local cultures are reflected in delectable Brazilian food. Check out these six must-try foods from Brazil. 1. Moqueca Moqueca combines a tasty fish stew with a dramatic tableside presentation. It’s served in a piping hot clay […]

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Brazilian adventure

Brazilian Adventure: Visiting a Quilombo

Quilombos are historic Brazilian communities. Constructed by runaway slaves and natives, they boast a vibrant cultural heritage. A must-see on your next Brazilian adventure, you and your family can explore: traditional food artisanal crafts folk dance local martial arts quilombo music You’ll learn about a people determined to live free… Despite the odds. How quilombos […]

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things to do in Brazil

Things to Do in Brazil: A Capoeira and Drums Class

Capoeira defies categorization. It’s a dance form, a martial art, and a national sport. Its magnetic swirl of movement and music symbolize triumph over adversity. Its practice preserves a rich cultural heritage. If you’re looking for things to do in Brazil, a capoeira and drums class should rank at the top of your list.   […]

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Brazil for Kids

Brazil for Kids: Jaú National Park

Planning a trip to Brazil? Did you know that the Amazon measures a whopping 2.6 million square miles? And it contains some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world? When it comes to Brazil for kids, the Amazon forest is a must-see. And there’s no better spot for a family adventure than Jaú National Park. Read […]

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Amazon Adventure: Carnaval in Moura!

On day 4 of our Amazon expedition in Brazil we start our day in Moura, a community of 500 inhabitants along the Rio Negro, where we meet local folks and spend a leisurely morning with the kids and teachers at Escola Santa Rita. Even though there are less than 200 families in this community, the […]

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Country Spotlight: 5 Kid-Friendly Ways to Learn About Brazil

Where in the world… Fun Facts 1. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, in both land mass and population. 2. The second longest river in the world — the Amazon River — flows through Brazil. 3. There are 13 countries in South America and Brazil shares a border with all but two: […]

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One World Futbol World Cup Giveaway: help a community in the Amazon get their own indestructible soccer ball

On day 4 of our Amazon expedition in Brazil we stop in Moura, a community of 500 inhabitants along the Rio Negro. Here our families meet folks from the local community. We visit their library for a story telling session before engaging in a special activity with school children from Escola Santa Rita. In addition to organizing […]

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Our Amazon Adventure: Hiking in the jungle

The sun rises at Madada. You’d think that all that excitement from the first day would have worn off a little bit after a restful night, but no. Their anticipation is palpable. After all, today we get to hike in primary forest and learn about the Amazon plants and wildlife. Before we leave for our […]

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Touring the Amazon RIver, the second largest river in the world.

Our Amazon Adventure: Welcome aboard the Jacaré-Açu!

The big day has arrived. The kids are anxious to get to the Amazon (and they wake up extra early, of course). Our group leaves the hotel in Manaus at 9:30am. The 180km ride to Novo Airao takes about two hours and, surprisingly, all the kids survived the trip without having to resort to ipads […]

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