Hotel Antumalal, Pucón, Chile.

Hotels, Hostels and More in Pucón, Chile

Pucón, Chile’s prime adventure travel destination, has abundant budget accommodations–the best values are just a bit more expensive. You won’t find ultimate luxury accommodations here, but you will find comfortable and stylish rooms with plentiful amenities and no shortage of charm.

A table set for dinner in front of a wall decorated with pictures and knickknacks at La Guarida in Havana.

The Best of Havana’s Paladares Part 1

Havana is in the midst of a culinary revolution. Privately owned restaurants (paladares) have exploded in number since 2011, offering heapings of style and good food. Here are the best to try in Vedado, the Plaza de la Revolución, Miramar and beyond.

A red-rock bridge spans the trail at Natural Bridge, near Furnace Creek, California.

One Week Itinerary: The Best of Death Valley

This detailed 7-day itinerary takes you to all the best of Death Valley, from its most popular sights, notable landscapes, hikes, and more. You’ll have options for hotels and camping along the way, and you will need a rental vehicle to make the drive to and through the valley.

A classic Chevrolet taxi parked in the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, Cuba.

Catching a Cab in Cuba

Catching a cab in Cuba is fairly straightforward while at the same time a little confusing for the unprepared–there are a lot more options than flagging down a familiar yellow car! Here are all your options, from traditional cab to hiring a vintage car to bici-taxis to horse-drawn coaches, along with fares and tips for getting around.

Sunrise at Dante's View, looking out over Death Valley, California.

Accessible Sights and Drives in Death Valley

These recommended destinations in Death Valley National Park include drives and sights easily seen from parking areas as well as two ADA-accessible trails. Roads are paved or graded dirt, and in most cases there are no formal parking spaces.

Hikers pause on a small ridge overlooking Cali in Colombia.

Hike Cali’s El Cerro de las Tres Cruces, Colombia

A weekend ritual for many Caleños is to hike up El Cerro de las Tres Cruces. Before you take the hike yourself, read up on the site’s history, its role in day-to-day local life, and tips on preparing for and undertaking the hike.

An instructor gives a diving lesson in San Andrés. Photo © Andrew Dier.

San Andrés Snorkeling and Diving

San Andrés is surrounded by a well-preserved coral reef teeming with marine life that makes it a diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise. Here’s a roundup of the most popular sites, recommended dive operators, and a quick overview of what to expect.

Green trees surround a bridge leading in to Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Sights in Bucaramanga, Colombia

Bucaramanga is a busy and growing city with a young and vibrant population and an agreeable climate where the flowers are always in bloom. Here are its most popular, engaging and interesting sights–mostly all contained within the very walkable city center–as well as tips for finding your way around

View of eroded badlands from Zabriskie Point, Death Valley.

Best Death Valley Hikes

While there are few maintained trails, old mining roads, narrow canyons, and natural features offer spectacular opportunities for hiking in Death Valley. Here’s where to go, how to get there, and the amazing views and landscapes you’ll experience.