After years of waiting, Singapore Airlines is finally making the leap to South America. From $2,949, Singapore Airlines now flies to Sao Paolo via Barcelona three times a week. Though it’s no beach escape like Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo has a metropolitan charm of its own and is a gateway to the wonders of a largely unexplored continent (unexplored by Singaporeans anyway). The largest city in Brazil will play host to several international events soon enough, from the Miss Universe Pageant this September to matches at 2014’s FIFA World Cup. Head south at www.singaporeair.com.