THE BEST OF BRAZIL: RIO DE JANEIRO AND SÃO PAULO

Long known for its white powdery sandy bikini-filled beaches, lush rainforests and colorful nightlife (where every day is a carnival), Brazil is the one place where you can spend a day viewing masterpieces in the museum by morning,  monkeys and whale watching in the afternoon and sipping a caipirinha  (national cocktail) and dancing the samba…