Brazil is a nation known for its infectiously wild and colourful Carnival, as well as volleyball and caipirinhas on beautiful beaches. But it also has a serene side, being home to car-free islands and other exotic havens – not to mention the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Book yourself into one of these boutique Brazilian hotels to experience this mellow world in understated luxury.
Food is a major part of Spanish culture and in the south of the country it’s no exception. From Michelin-starred restaurants with meticulously-crafted dishes, to centuries-old rituals that produce top-quality produce, meals here are a memorable experience. Renting a car will allow you to sample some of the best food from throughout the region – and we’ve picked out six places to drive to for dishes you’ll reminisce about long after your holiday is over.
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When it comes to interior design, globetrotters have always drawn inspiration from their travels. Think daring colour palettes, lovingly repurposed vintage furniture, novel uses of industrial Edison bulbs and plants galore – at least in the case of these hostels. So open up your mood boards and prepare to be inspired.
Islands have long been the canvas onto which dreams, legends and purgatories have been projected; some, in particular, featuring in enduring myths that have been passed down through generations. But rather than being purely fiction, some of these island stories were in fact inspired by real events and places. Mythological savants and enthusiasts take note – we’ve found three legendary islands whose history is more than just myth.