Our 15 Favorite Mardi Gras Celebrations Outside New Orleans

Here's our top 15 places for party-lovers and Catholics everywhere to commemorate Carnival, Mardi Gras and other pre-Lenten festivals. A traditional period of celebration that begins on 12th Night in January, and culminates on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday (also called Shrove Tuesday), it's always celebrated 47 days before Easter to mark the first day of Lent. New...

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Chapada Diamantina National Park – Bahia, Brazil

When was the last time you took your kids out in the nature? Studies show that children that have been constantly going out of town on weekends have way less respiratory problems, show reduced asthma symptoms, higher ability in learning and memorizing, have an increased appetite, more overall strength and generally feel happier than children who never leave the city.Chapada Diamantina...

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Curitiba, Star Of Biodiverse Parana In Southern Brazil

From Curitiba to the Atlantic coast, this trip represents a small sample of Brazil's environmental diversity in an off the beaten path tourist region.It would be unfair to the rest of the world to coin Brazil the Land of Diversity, but I feel almost constrained to do it. Being born in the southern part of the country gave me two different perspectives of its vast magnificence....

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