The Fly Guide to Brazil Webinar is a comprehensive, 16-part web seminar that tells you everything you need to know to plan a trip to the world’s most fabulous country, Brazil. Starting with a general overview of the country’s geography, demographics, history, and culture; you will learn how to obtain your Brazilian tourist visa (and U.S. passport, if you don’t already have one); learn all about the wonderful and enchanting places to see and experience in Brazil; discover all about Brazilian Carnival, music, literature, and film; gain insight into finding the perfect lodging situation; get tricks and tips for maximizing your enjoyment and minimizing foolishness while traveling in Brazil; and you’ll also learn the basics of Brazilian Portuguese, one of the world’s most beautiful languages.
The webinar is divided into six 20-minute video lectures and 10 downloadable single-page PDFs, each offering unique and hard-to-find information about everything from Brazilian pick-up lines to choosing a favorite samba school to finding your country’s embassy in Brasília.
I’ll discuss a general overview of the country of Brazil. I’ll talk about the demographics, geography, flora and fauna, culture, language, economy, social issues, history, music, festivals, and other pertinent information.
I’ll briefly talk about the citizens of which countries require visas to visit Brazil. I will then discuss the process of obtaining a passport for citizens of the United States. Lastly, I’ll talk about how to obtain a Brazilian tourist visa as a U.S. citizen.
I’ll cover the most important and interesting points of interest in Brazil, including destinations such as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador da Bahia, Florianópolis, Iguaçu Falls, the Amazon, and more. I’ll also discuss Carnival and other events, and the best time to visit each place.
I’ll talk about the various types of accommodations in Brazil, including hotels, hostels, rental apartments, and CouchSurfing. I’ll also discuss the best neighborhoods to consider in each major destination.
I’ll discuss ways to minimize danger and maximize enjoyment in Brazil, including safety tips and insider knowledge for major cities such as Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. I’ll also talk about how to be a good guest in Brazil, and there also a few top tips from folks on the ground.
Ernest White II is a storyteller, explorer, and proponent of reasonable recklessness who has circumnavigated the globe three times. He seeks to bring non-traditional narratives to the mainstream through writing, film, television, and voice overs. His writing includes fiction, literary essay, and travel narrative, having been featured in Time Out London, USA Today, The Manifest-Station, Ebony, Matador Network, National Geographic Traveler’s Brazil and Bradt’s Tajikistan guidebooks, and at the Travel Channel website. Ernest is the creator of multicultural travel portal Fly Brother, nonfiction editor at literary travel journal Panorama, a former assistant editor at Time Out São Paulo, and founding editor of digital men’s magazine Abernathy.
Appearing on the Travel Channel television series Destination Showdown and Jamaica: Bared, as well as in the 2013 documentary film about the dangers of mass tourism, Gringo Trails, Ernest is currently producing a travel series for television. He also works as a voice over artist for radio, film and television, audiobooks, and educational materials, and speaks to youth and adult audiences about the incomparable magic of international travel.
A Florida native, Ernest’s obsessions include Indian curry, the city of São Paulo, and Rita Hayworth.