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The Best Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers in 2016

Cheers to this oenophile travel wish list.

Olympic Committee Promises Rio Is ‘Ready to Welcome the World’

Host cities tend to pull it together at the last minute, so that may happen here, too. But a lot has to go right for Rio to make the Olympics a success.

The Rio Olympic Games Are Already $1.6 Billion Over Budget

For some reason we don't think Brazilians will cheer the news that the Olympic Games in Rio are shaping up to be cheaper than summer games in other destinations, especially with this study pointing to overruns of more than $1 billion.

Machu Picchu Tourist Falls to His Death While Posing for a Photo

Between selfies and precarious posing, the camera may well be the biggest threat to the modern tourist.

Brazil Says It’s Ready for Olympics Despite Zika and Body Parts on Beaches

Brazil longs for the glory days when people were worried it couldn't pull off the World Cup because a few stadium seats were wobbly. Oh, the glory days of event tourism.

Even as Tourism Numbers Drop, Rio’s Olympic Organizers Remain Optimistic

We want to believe that, like the World Cup, Rio's Olympics will be a success. But it's really hard to keep on believing they will be given these numbers, and the recent resignation of the country's tourism minister, following accusations he accepted improper campaign gifts.

Rio Gets a Financial Lifeline Just Weeks Before Olympics Begin

At this stage it looks as if Rio 2016 will be the "Heaven's Gate" of sporting events: long, drawn-out, and a financial disaster. It's yet another compelling argument that big events don't always mean smart tourism.

Brazil Loses Tourism Minister in Graft Scandal Only Weeks Before Olympics

Remember when we all thought the Brazil World Cup was going to be a disaster and it wasn't. Although we wish we could say we'll be wrong about the Olympics in the same way, Brazilian officials are making it really hard to be optimistic.

With Two Months to Go, Rio Braces for an Olympics Fraught With Challenges

Brazil pulled off the World Cup in 2014 with few problems, but a repeat success is less certain this time around.

Moody’s Says That the Olympics Won’t Help Brazil’s Economy Much

Rare is the big event that makes money for the people who live in the destination where it takes place. To do so requires long-term thinking and tourism development rather than immediate gratification, which is a problem for many cities.