Rio De Janeiro
Cariocas, as residents of Rio are called, know that a good life is one spent outdoors. They eat their breakfast at sidewalk tables, drink their beer in open-air bars, and hold impromptu dance parties on moonlit cobbled streets. Spending time on Rio’s beaches is the best way to appreciate the spirit of acceptance and expression that birthed the hip-shaking moves of samba and the skin-baring costumes of Carnival. The body is celebrated here, and the come-as-you-are vibe of the beaches spills onto the city’s sidewalks, where you’re just as likely to encounter board shorts as you are business suits.