Brazil Archive

Olo Cachaca Rum From Brazil

We’ve reviewed a lot of fine rum on this blog, but haven’t said much about Brazil’s best-known spirit: cachaça. So let’s check out one of the easiest brands to find where I live in Florida: Olo Brazilian Rum. Since Brazilian rum is normally called cachaça, we’ve got a hint about the marketing challenge right there. [&hellip

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For Sao Paulo, Here’s the Unique Hotel to Book

When we launched Luxury Latin America in 2008 we took our time getting to Brazil because there wasn’t much of a luxury travel infrastructure there. One of the first hotels we did review was Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo. It was one of the true standouts then and it’s still one of the best in [&hellip

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Make Your Brazil Carnival Plans Ahead of Time

When there’s a major event in a major city going on, you need to book travel well in advance. When that event is Carnival and it’s in a a city perpetually short on luxury hotels—Rio de Janeiro—it’s even more important to make your plans as far ahead of time as possible. When you think of [&hellip

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The Best Honeymoon Tours in Brazil

Honeymoon destinations have changed a lot over the years and now couples are branching out a lot more than they did a couple decades ago. Most of the tour companies we’ve spoken with over the years in marketing planning or in our interviews have seen a pickup in Honeymoon bookings. This is true all over [&hellip

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Lots of Reasons to Travel to Brazil This Year

Yeah, we know. The news items next to the word “Brazil” and “travel” this year have not exactly been flattering. But sometimes the best travel opportunities come out of perceptions of trouble, so let’s talk about the positives for a moment. First though, we don’t mean to make light of the Zika virus situation. If [&hellip

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In Rio, Hotel Alternatives Can Be the Best Option

We’ve written several times before about how Brazil is so inexplicably short on luxury hotel options. Despite a fairly robust tourism business, loads of business travelers, and a relatively wealthy population these days, finding a nice place to stay can be really tough. If you haven’t booked your hotel room yet for the Olympics, you’re [&hellip

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