Brazil didn't make the cut on the fun list (what?!) but is No. 1 for adventure, according to U.S. News in a collective "yeah, duh" sigh.
It's home to a majority of the world's biggest rainforest, the Amazon, and a 4,600-mile coastline that is so big, there are areas of the country that have yet to be visited by outsiders. Unfortunately, there comes a bit of danger when taking the adventure too far, and even its party-filled Rio de Janeiro requires a bit of caution when visiting.
Top attraction: Centro Historico
Top nature setting: Parque Ibirapuera
Top landmark: Santo Antonio de Lisboa