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Part 1 of a 4-part series on my year-end jaunt through the Promised Land, aka Brazil. It all started with a 6 AM (Colombian time)...

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Yesterday was the end of my three-week long Christmas vacation in Brazil. There was sun, sweat, sand, sex, song, and samba in varied combinations...

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I was in college when I first started traveling frequently by plane, between Florida and the Northeast on Delta or the defunct MetroJet by...

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No, they don't show the crime and poverty; you can watch City of God for that. Just look, listen, absorb. When I see the...

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On November 12, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 from JFK to Santo Domingo crashed in a residential area of Queens, killing all aboard and...

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A few years ago, edgy London-based airline Virgin Atlantic came up with a kitschy but cool marketing campaign aimed at Jetrosexuals, the breed of...

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