Rain? In Brazil? You may think that this tanned slice of South America is all golden beaches and cold caipirinhas, but this massive country encompasses everything from the steamy Amazon Rainforest to rushing cascades of the Iguaçu Falls (actually nearer to Buenos Aires in Argentina than Rio), so you need to consider both seasonal and regional differences when planning a trip.
Steady progress against the virus has seen Italy gradually relax border controls and local restrictions as travelers return to one of the world's most popular destinations. Indoor dining has returned, curfew has ended and there are plenty of new attractions to enjoy, from newly-opened secret tunnels in the Colosseum to recent discoveries in Pompeii. But the threat of the virus is still present, particularly as the Delta variant spreads.