Discover Istanbul and the Turkish Coast

Istanbul not only delineates the continental divide between Asia and Europe, it serves as a lively meeting point of the modern and traditional, and of Western, Eastern, and Middle Eastern cultures.

Ten Surprising Facts About Colombia

From its rich biodiversity to its stunning natural landscapes, Colombia, where the Andes meet the Caribbean, has a lot going for it as a tourist destination. Here are ten things a first-time visitor should know about this culturally and ecologically diverse South American country before booking that ticket.

Capital Tastes: Popular Garnachas and Street Snacks

While Mexico City boasts food from across the republic, it also has its own distinctive flavors, including a rather serious taste for tacos and other garnachas (simple snacks). In fact, these quick bites, sold in parks and on street corners, might be the most distinctive aspect of the capital’s food scene.

Dining Options in Mexico City

Throughout the city, in any neighborhood, you’ll find a plethora of puestos, or street stands, often crowded around areas where there’s lots of foot traffic, like outside a Metro station. A step up from balancing your plate in one hand and taco in the other, taquerías are simple sit-down eateries (sometimes with a bar and barstools only) that serve tacos and other snacks, while a tortería is the same, but for tortas.

Moon Mexico Photo Contest

Tweet your best photo of Mexico using the hashtag #MoonMX by 11:59pm PST Thursday, November 21st, or send it along to travel@moon.com. We’ll pick a winner, and the winning photo will be featured in our upcoming newsletter. Plus, we’ll send along a free copy of our new edition of Moon Mexico City. The winner will be announced via our newsletter on Monday, December 1st, and posted on Moon.com. Sound good? Go ahead and get tweeting!

Tweet your best photo of Mexico using the hashtag #MoonMX by end of day on Monday, December 1st, for a chance to be featured in our upcoming newsletter! Find out more on moon.com

The Truth About Yellowstone’s Supervolcano

Volcanic activity is not a thing of the past in Yellowstone, but the reality is less terrifying than what you may have heard about on your Facebook feed. Read more to learn about whether or not the park’s infamous supervolcano poses a threat to travelers.