Articles Mentioning Rio de Janeiro Hotels

The Best Day Trips From Rio de Janeiro (Plus, a Few Long Weekend Jaunts)

With its unrivaled beach scene, stunning mountain landscape, funk and samba sounds, diverse nightlife, and amazing cultural offerings, you might think there’s little reason to leave Rio de Janeiro. And while the city itself could easily take up a week of time (or more), there’s a lot more to explore within a relatively quick jaunt…

Is It Safe to Travel to Brazil?

Ipanema/Oyster Tell anyone that you’re going to Brazil, and you will inevitably be asked whether or not it’s safe. In fact, you’ll likely be told that it’s not — no questions asked. To say that the nation’s reputation precedes it is an understatement. Nearly 18 million entries on Google address the issue, and advice generally…

The Best Beaches in the World

The world is not in short supply of beautiful beaches. The factors that make a great beach, though, are highly subjective. For our very own list, we took into consideration aspects like safety, accessibility, and unique surroundings. Each sandy stretch has stunning scenery, but beyond that, the locations are richly varied. Without further ado, read…

10 Hotels With Amazing City Skyline Views

Whether you want to find a bit of romance or simply to be humbled by the genius of humanity, a skyline can be an awe-inducing thing of beauty. With that in mind we’ve collected 10 of the top hotels around the world that offer stunning views of skylines new and old. You’ll find everything from…

5 of the Dirtiest Beaches in the World and Where to Go Instead

A factory sits next to a beach. Steve Johnson/Flickr When you picture a beach, you’re likely envisioning a pristine, sandy sanctuary with crystal clear waters. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case with beaches. Pollution runs rampant in many parts of the world, and these natural areas suffer because of it. Herewith, we name five of…

5 of the World’s Most Crowded Beach Destinations—and Where to Go Instead

China’s jam-packed Dalian beaches are extreme examples of the world’s most crowded beaches. On peak days, these sandy stretches are so full of umbrellas, towels, and sun-seeking vacationers that the sand below appears nonexistent. But though they’re among the worst offenders for crowdedness, they’re hardly alone; there are numerous popular beaches around the globe that…

The World’s 10 Most Notorious Red Light Districts

Whether they’re spoken about openly, or talked about in hushed tones, there are corners of almost every major city where the sex trade is thriving. From Nevada to Amsterdam, Paris, and Bangkok, red light districts have occupied a place in the minds of artists, writers, self-professed bohemians, moralists, ethicists, and travelers for centuries. Of course,…

Where to Travel Based on Your Myers-Briggs Type

We’ve all taken a personality test at this point — whether it’s a quick Buzzfeed quiz that tells us our secret cereal identity or a more in-depth character analysis. People want to know more about who they are. And when it comes to travel, your personality can be a crucial component in planning your next…

5 Over-the-Top Hotels Where Royal Families Stay

For mere mortals, staying at a luxurious hotel is as close as it gets to living like royalty. Where else can you have a butler at your beck and call 24/7 and a Bentley parked out front with a driver to shuttle you around town? But springing for a stay where actual nobility hang their…