View from Rio de Janeiro of the bay and the high dome of Sugarloaf mountain.

Moon Brazil

In this full-color guide, journalist Michael Sommers leads travelers to the best that Brazil has to offer, from surfing, hang gliding, and enjoying the sizzling nightlife in Rio to venturing into the Amazon to witness the Meeting of the Waters, where the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões join to form the world’s mightiest river: the […]

Pousada Coté Sud surrounded by lush green vegetation

One Last Escape (Alagoas)

Michael Sommers shares the story of an expat who has not only transformed her life, but is also transforming those of the Alagoas community in which she and her husband have set down roots.

Driftwood on a beach

Escape to Toque (Alagoas)

Perhaps the most beautiful and remote beaches of Alagoas are those that lie along its northern coast between the mostly modern capital of Maceió and the Pernambucano frontier, in or around the municipality of São Miguel dos Milagres.