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Why I Embrace Being a Tourist

Jul 27th, 2016 Samantha Brown

Tourist has evolved into a dirty word. Ask anyone who enjoys traveling the following question: are you a traveler or a tourist? Of course, everyone wants to think of themselves as the former, not the fanny pack-wearing latter. Well, I am proud to… Read More

Behind the Scenes Tour of Itaipu Dam

Jul 22nd, 2016 Distincte

Named one of the seven wonders of the modern world, Itaipu Dam is an engineering marvel. Completed in 1991 at a cost of $18 billion, it’s the largest hydroelectric dam in the world and provides 25% of Brazil’s energy and… Read More

Food Tour of Brazil

Jul 12th, 2016 Culinary Travel

What is Brazilian Cuisine? This is a question I get very frequently as the author of two cookbooks about Brazil, and cooking class instructor with a focus on Brazilian and Latin cuisine. It’s actually a big question, about as big… Read More

Rio in Photos

Jun 28th, 2016 South America, Tropical / Resort

With so much natural beauty, Rio de Janeiro captivated the TravelSmith crew while on location shooting for our July 2016 catalog. Here are some photos taken by the crew while scouting shoot locations and exploring Rio. Birds taking flight at… Read More