A shipwreck on the beach near Fort Stevens State Park. Photo © Peter Iredale/Dreamstime.

One Week in Coastal Oregon’s State Parks

Coastal Oregon has a large number of high-quality state parks. Parks are located at all of the coast’s most beautiful places, making access easy and affordable. Each of these itineraries makes for a great weekend trip, or you could combine them for a weeklong adventure.

Misty mountains surround Jinotega. Photo © Elizabeth Perkins.

A Week in Nicaragua’s Great Green North

Nicaragua north of Managua is offbeat and less visited, giving the creative traveler lots of opportunities. Each town has a swimming hole, local hike, or archaeological site that will beckon you farther, immersing you in an authentic and sublime world you won’t soon forget.

The canopy of a rain tree extends out over the waters of Lake Cocibolca.

Seven Days Down the Río San Juan

The watery “Golden Route” through southern Lake Cocibolca and down the Río San Juan is unquestionably worth a visit, especially the photogenic fort and river town at El Castillo. To explore this region, plan on spending about a week, though choosing just one of these places for a three-day trip is feasible.

Hiker explores a slot canyon at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico.

Trip Itinerary: Hiking in New Mexico

Not only is New Mexico’s mountain scenery stunning, but the population is sparse, so it’s very easy to get out of town and have the natural splendor all to yourself. This route, which takes nine days, caters to outdoor adventurers who want to spend as much time as possible outside of the cities.

Enjoy a spectacular sunset over Playa El Tunco.

The Best of El Salvador in 14 Days

If you have two weeks, you have enough time to get in all the best that El Salvador has to offer. From the western beaches of the Pacific Coast, through the ruins, volcanoes, and quaint, colorful towns of Ruta de Las Flores, into the hidden gems of San Salvador and beyond, expert author Jamie Jacques gives you everything you need for a memorable trip.