A tour guide answers questions for the women in his tour group.

Take a Walking Tour of Sydney

Taking a walking tour of Sydney is an excellent way to see the sights relevant to your interests and learn about the city and its history. Here are some recommended tours, both self-guided and with a group, that are among the most interesting, unique, and downright fun options offered.

Waves lap against the sand at Poka‘i Bay in Wai‘anae, Oahu.

O‘ahu Leeward Surf Spots

Much of the surf on the leeward side breaks over sharp and shallow reef, making it best suited for expert surfers. Scaling rocks and reef to enter and exit the water can be a challenge for newcomers, and the locals are quite territorial when it comes to their surf breaks. Still, with the right attitude, there’s definitely a wave to be had on the leeward coast.

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.