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On Travel Without Internet (PS No Touch Monkey!)

Prompted by the new edition of No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late , author Ayun Halliday reflects—with her characteristic humor and razor-sharp wit—on the ways travel has changed over the last decade in a new foreword.

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Brazil’s Best and Write-est

There are changes taking place in Brazil’s robust literary scene. Brazilian writers under 40 are producing notable works, the best of which have been translated into English.

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Going for the Gold

Staying in Minas Gerais, Michael dives into a book about Brazil’s gold rush to get to know the local history even better. He shares a bit of what he’s learned from the Portuguese-language text with readers.

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Shopping in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is a great place for all your shopping needs, whether you’re looking for fine art, jewelry, shoes, or perishable souvenirs like Dominican rum, cigars, or coffee.