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[February 08, 2013]

Protect Your Bubble Offers Tips for Anyone Traveling to Brazil for Carnival Celebrations

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb 08, 2013 ( via COMTEX) -- Those looking to experience 'Carnival,' should head to Brazil. The locals really know how to go all out before Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season. Protect Your Bubble, travel insurance brand, has a list of excellent tips for those who want to experience Brazil, Carnival, and all it has to offer.

Fall in Rio - The Southern Hemisphere has opposite seasons, so Carnival is more of the Fall than winter in the U.S. Summer is on the way out when Carnival rolls in, so prices may be a bit higher, but a smart shopper can find something appropriate.

Bus - The bus system in Brazil is quite good, so those who are traveling under 200 miles may find it helpful. The only drawback is there is practically no English, so find a ticket booth with clear signs of destinations. The word "direto" means fewer stops.

Panama Connection - The Copa Airline of Panama has a program with United. Buy a ticket on one line and use a plane on the other. The Panama to Brazil connection has seven destinations with a brief layover in Panama City. Arrive in Manaus in the Amazon and return from Rio.

Go against the flow - A strong economy has created a middle class with modern comforts, including travel. Carnival season books quickly and prices go up significantly, so try to plan on weekends in the city and weekdays in the outlying communities.

Eat local - Small dishes called quitutes are all over the streets and locations. Baianas, women in white dresses, sell acaraje - a black-eye pea fritter with shrimp, vatapa sauce and vegetables all for about $3 with two reais to the dollar exchange rate. On the Amazon, try the tacaca, a soup of shrimp and jambu; pasties de feira, pockets of meat, cheese or heart of palm.

Car Rental - Renting cars in Brazil is like any large city rental, stressful and expensive. Parking, when you find one, is complicated and expensive. Luckily, Protect Your Bubble's rental car insurance can be used on global travel, for only $7.99 per day.

Brasilia for Carnival - Accommodations will be high because of the party, but look for hostels or better yet, apartment rentals for the perfect stay. Buses are cheap and go practically everywhere you will need to go. Consider that as you look for parades.

When planning your next getaway, remember that vacation insurance is a great way to cover trip emergencies, cancellations and interruptions. Protect Your Bubble travel protection gives travelers peace of mind, starting at $14 per trip. Visit for a quick quote.

About Protect Your Bubble Protect Your Bubble is a specialty insurance brand, offering insurance for gadgets, pets and travel - all for today's modern consumer.

Travel - Plans provide a variety of coverage for single and multi-trip options including cancellation, interruption, medical/dental, baggage, rental car and much more like 24/7 emergency services including, consult a doctor, roadside assistance, restaurant reservations and even set up tee times through their concierge services.

Gadget - Smartphone and tablet insurance covers loss, theft and water damage and consumers will receive a replacement device in 24 hours. Home gadget warranties provide coverage for mechanical breakdown and accidental damage for laptops, game consoles and cameras as well as mechanical breakdown for appliances, televisions, desktop computers, home theater systems and more.

Pet - Plans provide up to 90 percent reimbursement for covered vet charges for eligible accidents, illnesses, hereditary conditions and behavioral treatments and alternative therapies. They allow owners to visit any licensed vet in the country. Additionally, annual deductible options start at $100 which only need to be met once per plan year.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Protect Your Bubble is available online, via mobile app or phone, allowing consumers to understand, buy and, most importantly, protect what enriches their lives. Find Protect Your Bubble USA on Facebook or Twitter (@PYBUSA) or visit for more information or to get a two-minute quote today.

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