the five most inviting pools in Brazil’s best pousadas

Brazilian travel expert Alison McGowan chooses her favourites pools at some of the best pousadas around

São Paulo: two tales of one city

How to do it on the cheap and how to blow it all in the city that keeps climbing on the list of the most expensive cities in the world.

Prainha: off the beaten sand, but will Rio 2016 ruin it?

Controversial hotel development plans for the Olympic Games in the Wonderful City threaten surfer’s paradise.

Rio and São Paulo on two wheels

New cycling policies offer visitors more ”green” opportunities to sample the two cities.

Getting Relaxed and Cultural in Ouro Preto

For history lovers, Ouro Preto is a fantastic destination. The city is located in a valley in the state of Minas Gerais, and is home to some of the most beautiful natural museums in Brazil. The name Ouro Preto (Black

Where to go in São Paulo

Rosana McPhee is a São Paulo native who returned to her hometown recently to explore some foodie-related places and sites of interest in the city she was born. Here she gives some suggestions of places to see and things to do in São Paulo.

Yoga Retreats in Brazil

With the demanding routines and daily stresses of modern day living, not to mention the temptations to indulge, it’s become more and more difficult to stick to New Year’s resolutions like healthy eating and regular exercise.

Finding hidden paradises in Brazil

Brazil, for most people, conjures up sun, sea, carnival and football. But, venture outside the recognized tourist areas and there are many breath-taking landscapes, inspiring attractions and wonderful places to stay.

São Paulo – off the beaten track

The first impression of this magnificent architectural front that rises on the road to Santa Ines, in the heart of the Serra da Cantareira (São Paulo) is impressive grandiosity. The place is enormous and spellbinding. Surrounded by greenery, the buildings are in a style almost reminiscent of citadels. This is O Velhao.

The Hippie-Chic Village of Trancoso

Trancoso is a small Bahian town, founded in 1586 with just two rows of houses, a lawn and a church. Now, it’s been renovated into hotels, bars and restaurants, creating a charming travel destination.