Brazil

Why tourists are booking stays in Rio's favelas

Why tourists are booking stays in Rio's favelas

Ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics, accommodation offerings are diversifying in these once feared neighborhoods
Don't look down! Rio statue guy's guide to taking epic selfies

Don't look down! Rio statue guy's guide to taking epic selfies

Lee Thompson, the man behind the Rio Christ the Redeemer statue selfie, offers his top tips for taking arm's-length artworks
Why this natural wonder should be on everyone's bucket list

Why this natural wonder should be on everyone's bucket list

Iguazu Falls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil, put all others to shame
Most popular world wonders ranked

Most popular world wonders ranked

More than 8 billion people travel to national parks and reserves every year. A new study lists the most-visited ones
Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015

Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015

It's going to be a great year for foodies, with top restaurants exporting their brands to other countries while others open new ventures at home
Travel + Leisure's ultimate adventure bucket list

Travel + Leisure's ultimate adventure bucket list

Not every escapade requires traveling to the ends of the earth or pushing your body's limits, but here's a few every adventure traveler should know
10 of the world's most impressive religious statues

10 of the world's most impressive religious statues

These statues are awe-inspiring even for the strongest of non-believers
iReport: Your photos of Rio de Janeiro

iReport: Your photos of Rio de Janeiro

Sure there's Christ the Redeemer, but CNN's iReporters have found a whole lot of other things to love about this amazing city
16 incredible rooftop bars

16 incredible rooftop bars

Good cocktails combine with spectacular views across rivers, cityscapes and oceans at these bird-level drinkeries
Brazil claims belated ‘victory’ in World Cup

Brazil claims belated ‘victory’ in World Cup

The Brazilian government says the World Cup was a triumph for the country’s tourism industry
20 most beautiful places in Brazil

20 most beautiful places in Brazil

Ronaldo and Neymar aren't the only gorgeous things to ogle in Brazil this World Cup
Are these the world's best drummers?

Are these the world's best drummers?

In the Brazilian state of Bahia, almost everything revolves around its powerful drummers
Brazil's sex motels see surge in World Cup bookings

Brazil's sex motels see surge in World Cup bookings

Those desperate for a room might find themselves sleeping in a rent-by-the-hour motel called Fetish
Graffiti duo let rip on Brazil football team's Boeing 737

Graffiti duo let rip on Brazil football team's Boeing 737

The plane used to transport the Brazilian national squad around the country for the World Cup is now a flying work of art
'Food not fit for consumption' at Brazil World Cup hotels

'Food not fit for consumption' at Brazil World Cup hotels

Surprise inspections turn up and confiscate expired food from hotels hosting the Italian and English teams
iReport assignment: Your photos from Rio de Janeiro

iReport assignment: Your photos from Rio de Janeiro

iReporter Richard Romero shared with us a picture of the beach in Rio during Winter. What's your best shot of Brazil's party hub?
Powerful flavor: Rio's incredible juice bars

Powerful flavor: Rio's incredible juice bars

The daily sucos is a sacred ritual in Rio, a tonic to beat the heat, get a boost of natural vitamins
Best day trips from Rio

Best day trips from Rio

Outside the Brazilian party capital lie a tropical island, a 17th-century colonial town and a beach resort for stars and surfers
Samba central: Moving to the rhythms of Rio's Lapa district

Samba central: Moving to the rhythms of Rio's Lapa district

Once seedy and derelict, the city's cultural heart now swings to the sounds of samba