The Inside Scoop: Getting to Know Rio de Janeiro

Most large countries have three principal cities – a political capital, an economic capital and a much less official “fun” capital. In Brazil, Sao Paolo is a bustling financial metropolis; Brasilia is all policy and government, while Rio de Janeiro – with the festive lounges, clubs and restaurants that punctuate the iconic beaches along its South East coast – has the party scene on lock.

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Five Lesser Traveled Spots in Brazil

You can cross your fingers and hope to win OneTravel’s iPhone Travel App contest. But if those two round-trip tickets to Brazil became yours, how would you put them to use? Would you spend all your time in Rio de Janeiro, the most visited city in the Southern Hemisphere? Or Sao Paolo, the largest metropolitan city in Brazil. Brasilia, the nation’s capital city, is another obvious choice. Or, would you dive into the unexpected and explore some of Brazil’s lesser known regions?

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Travel Tips: Brazil's Best Vineyards

One typically associates viniculture and wine tours with countries like France or Italy or U.S. regions like Napa or Sonoma. However, there are a variety of well-known vineyards in Brazil and tours to help you make the most of your experience.

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Exploring South African Cuisine

You may have heard the news about OneTravel’s contest—and we couldn’t be more excited knowing the culinary wonders that exist in South Africa. While the country as a whole has a really diverse cuisine, with amazing fish dishes, like rock lobster on the coast and different ethnic specialties from local peoples and immigrants like the Boers and Malays, there are some things all South Africans join together on, and one you must experience in the country is a traditional braai.

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OneTravel iPhone App Contest Coming September 28th!

In celebration of our new blog, OneTravel is launching a “OneTravel iPhone Travel App” contest with two Grand Prizes to be given away just for interacting with OneTravel’s Wanderlust iPhone travel application.

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