The international party that will be the 2014 World Cup is fast approaching, and if youâ€™re thinking of going youâ€™ll have to start working out the details very soon.Â One important aspect of a World Cup trip is where youâ€™re going to stay while in Rio de Janeiro.Â Naturally, a city like Rio has many different hotels to choose from, including world-class luxury hotels.Â Here are some of our favourites.Â Continue reading
Soccer can be a crazy game. If you ask a diehard fan, he or she will have at least a dozen reasons why you should watch the sport. Here at Roadtrips, we think that having a World Cup travel experience is a must for any soccer fan. Let`s look at some of the many reasons that you should join in on the fun for the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
Soccer is one of the most popular sports across the globe and there are many diehard fans that would go to the ends of the earth in support of their favorite team. For a soccer fan there are few matches greater than those that will be played at the World Cup.
While soccer may not be the most popular game in North America, it is steadily gaining popularity. The World Cup is the largest tournament that is followed by people all around the globe, and many North Americans will travel to Brazil in 2014 for the next tournament. Here are some little-known World Cup facts to get you into the soccer spirit for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil! Continue reading
Roadtrips specializes in sports travel. We offer customized packages and provide top-notch accommodations, access to exclusive red carpet events and elite private events, as well as concierge services.
Each trip is tailor-made just for you to provide you with the ideal sports travel experience. So, if you are looking for the perfect World Cup 2014 trip, you’ve come to the right place. Only Roadtrips can create the ultimate World Cup Package that will allow you to experience the beauty and excitement of Rio de Janeiro and the thrill of great soccer matches. Continue reading
By Dave Guenther, President of Roadtrips Inc.
Finding great food experiences is one of the key elements to most peopleâ€™s travel. Everyone has different tastes and varying levels of adventure in their palette, but more and more food can be a primary driver in destination decisions. Great food can go a long way to making a great holiday. Iâ€™m no different. I look forward to exploring the food culture of the places we go and I love seeking out favorite restaurants and making recommendations to our guests, friends and staff.
Rio De Janeiro has a vibrant and quickly growing restaurant scene. There is a lot of money here and where there is money, good restaurateurs follow. As of my travels to Rio to date, hereâ€™s my best of Rio favorites (alphabetically). Continue reading
By Dave Guenther, Roadtrips Inc.
Rio De Janeiro is a world-class destination that regularly captures headlines because of its glamour, stunning beauty and exotic vistas. However, it is not a place where youâ€™ll find much English spoken. The language of Brazil is Portuguese and outside of the major hotels, it can be a challenge for visitors to communicate. Many restaurants have only one or two English-speaking employees and after your introduction to the hostess they will be quickly summoned to practice their halting ingles with you.
Of course, this doesnâ€™t mean you wonâ€™t get by. Itâ€™s amazing what grunts and hand gestures can accomplish. Plus youâ€™ll be thrilled to see how much your party skill charades achieve when accompanied by whatever you remember of high school â€˜Spanglishâ€™. Personally, I only learnt introductory French in high school and when misunderstood I like to add a foreign accent and repeat again in English; often with extra volume. While not effective, at least Iâ€™m entertaining and appear determined! Continue reading
Weâ€™ve pulled the kids out of school (again!), escaped the harshness of winter and have moved to beautiful and exotic Rio De Janiero, Brazil for a month of adventure, family together time and site familiarization.
What weâ€™re doing might be a different take on â€˜product educationâ€™ but our previous family experience of moving to Cape Town for five months ahead of the 2010 World Cup proved not only invaluable but also one of the best family times that we had ever experienced. The takeaways from that time away go on and on. Learning how to live in a new place is bonding. New activities, fresh tastes, completely different ways of doing things bring surprising joy and shared experience. Continue reading
At Roadtrips, we can put together a completely customized trip to next year’s biggest sporting event – the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. There are 12 host cities and countless memories to be made in the beautiful, breathtaking country of Brazil. We’ve put together a list of things you must experience at the World Cup: Continue reading
There is nothing like being present at a world-class sporting event, hearing the cheers and roars of the crowd as your favourite athletes compete to win. The passion and intensity of spectators combined with the live action right in front of you is enough to make you want to get up off of your couch and sit in the stands. Most sports fans have a list of dream events they’d like to see live – and we at Roadtrips do too! Below are the top 5 sports road trips that you must have on your bucket list: Continue reading
While there will be 12 host cities in total for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, none will be more exciting and uplifting than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio is a buzzing, lively capital that attracts millions of visitors each year. And there will be no other time (except perhaps in 2016 for the Summer Olympics) when the city will be more exciting than it will be during the summer months of 2014. Continue reading