Brazil isn't all about the hustle and bustle of Rio or the mid-Century architecture of Brasilia. Travel down the coastal road from Rio towards Sao Paulo and you'll find secluded beaches, roadside cafes serving up delicious street food and leafy forest galore. Keep going until you reach the historic town of Paraty and take a stroll through the pedestrianised streets with their giant cobbles and quirky shops and restaurants. If you want to really get away from it all, check out Casa Cairuçú, a boat ride away across Paraty Bay. As we found out when we visited, boat is the only way to reach the house set in lush rainforest. And yes you could visit too! Find out more here.