View of mountain range in Colombia

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.

If there’s one popular snack that is emblematic of Mexico City, it would be tacos al pastor.

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.

A tortería in Mexico City.

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.

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Biscuit Basin in Yellowstone National Park.

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.

Black and white photo of author Margaret Mitchell.

Travel Reading List: Novels Set in Georgia and the Carolinas

Gone With the Wind; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; Shoeless Joe (well, sort of) — some of the most classic works of American literature are set in the Carolinas and Georgia. Native Jim Morekis has compiled a list of required reading for literary times looking to enrich their experience while visiting these stalwart southern states.

Prague’s John Lennon Peace Wall.

Prague’s John Lennon Peace Wall

Lennon’s legacy lives on in this tribute wall in Prague. After his assassination, despite repeated warnings from the state, fans of Lennon’s music, as well as believers of his message of peace, would slip into the square unnoticed to write down their own “rebellious” thoughts on the politics of life and love.