Day Trip from Rio: Petrópolis

Only an hour’s drive north from Rio, the summer getaway of the Brazilian emperor and his family still provides a welcome refuge. Aside from imperial trappings. Petrópolis offers a cool respite, fine food, and mountain scenery.

Moon Rio de Janeiro

Experienced traveler and Brazil resident Michael Sommers covers the best of Rio de Janeiro—from exploring the lavish architecture of Centro and Lapa to relaxing on the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon. Sommers includes unique trip ideas for a variety of travelers, including Historic Rio, Romantic Rio, and Rio on the Cheap (With Charm). With expert […]