- Brasil Sabor
- This site takes you on a detailed and mouthwatering journey throughout Brazil with itineraries whose focus is food in all its forms. Organized by region, everything from native ingredients and local markets to hidden-away restaurants, street barracas, and vanguard chefs is described in vivid prose, accompanied by sumptuous photographs. While much of the Portuguese section is complete, the English section is in its beginning stages.
- This practical site is a decent general guide with information on major destinations as well as samples of airfares and hotel rates (with links). It also offers Brazil basics and tips for planning your trip.
- Brazzil Magazine
- Brazzil Magazine features informative and concise articles, essays, and news pieces about various elements of Brazilian political, economic, social, and cultural life, largely written by English-speaking Brazilian specialists and savvy gringos living in Brazil. The site features some useful links and classified ads.
- Billing itself as the “hip guide to Brazil,” BrazilMax is operated by award-winning American journalist Bill Hinchberger, who has lived and worked in Brazil for over 20 years. Hinchberger and a stable of other talented expats pen the succinct travel articles and travel-related features that are regularly updated. Brazilmax is a great source for critical reviews and helpful hints. It also offers a range of services from music downloads to customized itineraries and personal ads.
- Brazil Travel Blog
- This engagingly written and highly informative blog is written by Tony Galvez, a Spanish expatriate living in São Paulo. Published in English and Spanish, his discriminating traveler’s tips and information are spot-on and his many journeys, illustrated with captivating photographs make for enticing reading.
- The official site of Embratur, the Brazilian ministry of tourism, has a very well-organized multilingual site that allows you to browse potential journeys according to region, itinerary, or interest (ecotourism, beaches, culture, sports, business travel). It also has up-to-date tips and resources for travelers concerning travel logistics (visas, vaccinations, airports, etc.).
- Gay Travel Brazil
- This small but informative site focuses on gay travel in Brazil. It concentrates mainly on Rio and São Paulo (with gay-friendly hotel recommendations), but also provides general info and gay tips to all the major cities. Apart from booking flights, Gay Travel Brazil works with gay-friendly tour operators and guides in Brazil who can organize customized excursions.
- Made in Brazil
- Made in Brazil is a freewheeling blog that riffs on Brazilian fashion, celebrity gossip, and travel (with an emphasis on hipster clubs, restaurants, and bars). It has some good travel info and interesting pop culture tidbits.
- Maria-Brazil is a welcoming travel site for lovers of Brazil and all things Brazilian that is operated by an American expat who divides her time between Rio and Miami. Aside from a “little black book” of great “insider” Rio listings, “Maria” shares her favorite places from all over Brazil as well as Brazilian recipes and information on music and festivals.
© Michael Sommers from Moon Brazil, 2nd Edition