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Want to visit Rio, but you are frightened of favelas? Don’t be. In recent years, many of these modest communities have been made safer through police intervention and improvements in social programs, which are two developments that have paved the way for the tourism industry to move in. Today, there are a number of communities that foreign visitors can tour with a reasonable degree of security. Below, we profile three favelas in Rio that are well worth your time to visit. 1) Vidigal Located within a stone’s throw of the posh sands of Leblon, Vidigal is by far the safest of…

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The vibrant city of Miami is located in South Florida and has long been one of the most popular sunny destinations in the USA. The city is surrounded by intense natural beauty for visitors to explore, while Miami also boasts interesting cultural attractions that focus on the unique history of this part of the world. Trips to Miami can be surprisingly affordable with a little planning. Here are some of the many things that are waiting to be discovered. Miami Seaquarium This is a marine animal dream, covering an impressive 38 acres. You can catch a large number of sea…

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For as long as I can remember, I knew that one day I wanted to travel. Of course, in my mind, there was no reason to venture out of the United States until I had seen all that was available to me in my very own backyard. So, at the ripe old age of 26, I bought myself an RV and hit the road. The RV was nothing pretty. I’d venture to say that if it were a house, it would probably be condemned. In fact, I should mention that after buying the RV, I spent a year cleaning and…

Studying at university can get pretty hectic; you’re setting your own path through the academic world, potentially living on your own terms out of home, undertaking some sort of internship or work experience, balancing a job – all the while trying to get your assessment in on time. Fortunately, all of this is forgotten about as soon as the semester break kicks in. It’s a chance to unwind, catch up on all those missed episodes of Game of Thrones, and head away on an overseas adventure. If the latter sounds like you, here are the top destinations for students to…

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Some people are city dwellers, while others feel much more comfortable in a natural environment. Those people who seek out nature are often also enamoured by animals. They will fill their cameras up with twenty shots of one animal, hoping to get the perfect angle. They will also travel thousands of miles for the chance to see their favourite animals in the wild. Here are three great holiday ideas for all of those animal lovers. Trek the Jungles of Costa Rica The jungles of Costa Rica are no stranger to visitors. Because of that, there is a strong tourist infrastructure…