Rio de Janeiro Travel Tips for First-Time Visitors

February 28, 2014AOL Travel, Articles, Brazil

Published February 28, 2014 on AOL Travel || Rio de Janeiro’s famous sites like Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue have been the stuff of postcards as long as people have been sending postcards. Whether you’re traveling here for Carnival, scored 2014 World Cup tickets or are just taking a Brazil vacation, here are five first-timer … Read More

Is Rio Safe?

September 28, 2013Articles, Blog, Brazil, Travel Guides

Safety was my main concern when visiting Rio de Janeiro. I’d heard stories of muggings from people who’d visited, advice from former residents to avoid hills and the beach at night, and terrible accounts of attacks on tourists on public transit. Overall, I didn’t feel as safe as I do wandering around New York. You … Read More