Fisherman on the black sands of Monterrico

Monterrico, Guatemala: Surf, Sand, and Seafood

Adventure and black sand beaches await in the little-known town of Monterrico
Walking along the coast in Pochomil, Nicaragua. Flickr/Sven Hansen

Pochomil, Nicaragua: The Pacific Coast’s Hidden Treasure

Pochomil, Nicaragua is a hidden gem for travelers. This small beach town offers great food and quiet beaches -- all for affordable prices.

Stargazing in New Mexico

Many of our outdoor activities take us far from civilization, far from the hustle and bustle – and far from the light of the city. When you find yourself there, look upward into the...
Ice covers the cliffs of Antarctica

Antarctica: The Land That Wants You Dead

Traveling to Antarctica isn't easy, but for these travelers on the Crystal Symphony, the experience was unforgettable.
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Learning Vacations: Why Not Learn a New Skill When You Travel?

Learning vacations have become popular for good reason – learning something new is a great adventure. Here are six different learning vacations.
Nepal offers more than just trekking

What Travelers Are Missing in Nepal

From spas to bungee jumping to elephant safaris, Nepal is rich with opportunities – but many travelers don’t know about them.
An Oromo man displays his horsemanship in the Bale Mountains region, Southern Ethiopia Image – Sam McManus

Ethiopia: Trekking in the “Tibet” of Africa

Ethiopia is a hidden gem for anyone who has a passion for wild untouched places and an interest in seeing cultures relatively undiluted by globalization.
Tips on how to hitchhike in America

14 Tips for Hitchhiking across America

If you're tempted to hit the open road, here's what you should know about hitchhiking across America.
A hut standing above the water in Iquitos, Peru

Iquitos, Peru: Your Colorful Entry to the Amazon

A traveler to Iquitos, Peru, reflects that Iquitos may the most authentic Amazon city in Peru.
Hiking on Sólheimajökull Glacier. Photo by Gina Kremer

Exploring Glaciers in Iceland

Glacier hiking in Iceland is an aventurous and fun way to see this unusual country, where 11 percent of the land mass is comprised of glaciers.
A rainbow in South Africa

Travel in South Africa: The Beauty of the Rainbow

There is no perfect place on Earth, they say. But “they” haven’t visited South Africa, the Rainbow Nation. Here's what I love about traveling in South Africa.
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Gang Tours of Panama: Gang Members Turned Tour Guides

These former gang members give tours of their old stomping grounds. "Before, tourists wouldn't be able to walk next to us. Now we show them our country."
The view of Tepoztlan from the top of the mountain

Tepozteco: Pyramid Hike in Mexico

Hiking to the pyramid Tepozteco in Mexico isn't easy, but it certainly has its rewards.
Leopard sharks gather along the La Jolla Shores in California. Photo by San Diego Tourism

Leopard Sharks Gather near La Jolla, California

Each July to September, leopard sharks congregate along the La Jolla Shores in California. Here's how you can see the harmless sharks up close.
Best places to snorkel in Hawaii

Best Places to Snorkel in Hawaii

In Hawaii, there is a whole underwater world to explore. Here are some of the best places to snorkel in the Hawaiian Islands.

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