4. A Roister in Rio
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When: Feb 28-Mar 4
Why it’s a win: You can’t beat the world’s biggest Carnival where festival goers say farewell to pleasures of the flesh — the meaning behind Carnival celebrations — by partying wildly in the streets and squares to the sounds of Samba for five days straight.
Pro tip: Some samba revelers dress in drag, so watch yourself.