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Get Inspired With Moon's Most Recent Travel Articles

It’s a big world out there. Deciding where you’d like to travel is hard enough, then you’ve got to figure out when and how. That’s where we come in. Here are our four most recent travel articles to inspire you.

Tower of Basilica San Francisco de Asís. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Explore Havana’s Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco de Asís

The Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco de Asís, began in 1719, has been church, concert hall, and museum in its long life. Learn about its construction, how it’s used today, and the likeable tramp, El Caballero de París (Gentleman of Paris), who is immortalized here.

A dish of ceviche rests on a table.

Traditional Food in Costa Rica

Costa Rican cuisine is simple, and spices are shunned. Comida típica, or native cuisine, relies heavily on rice and beans, and “home style” cooking predominates. Learn all about how dishes are prepared, from favored local specialties to popular working-class meals.

The peaks and valleys of Sapa. Photo © Petr and Bara Ruzicka, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Exploring Vietnam’s Northwest Loop

Venture into Vietnam’s far north and you’ll discover another world altogether, awash with rich green rice paddies and wide, flowing rivers that wind around the region’s many oversized landscapes. Exploring Vietnam’s Northwest Loop by motorcycle or bicycle is an independent adventure on which you’ll find few to no English speakers, no high-end hotels, and not a Western meal to speak of.

Plaza Botero. Photo © Guía de Viajes Oficial de Medellín, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Downtown Medellín Walking Tour

Medellín’s brash downtown is a compact history tour comprising stoic remnants from the colonial era, brick and mortar evidence of Medellín’s rising as Colombia’s most important industrial center in the early 20th century, and the vibrant public spaces, modern transportation systems, and futuristic architecture showing this proud city’s 21st-century optimism.