May 16, 2015

Florianópolis, Brazil

Photograph by Chris Schmid

A kayaker plies the quiet waters of Lagoa da Conceição in Florianópolis on Brazil's central coast. Floripa, as Brazilians call it, offers a beach-and-party atmosphere without the megacity feel of Rio. Within a 300-mile radius you can find surfing villages, rural tourism, and top-notch national parks.

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