Churpa and Rich leaning against their '87 Chevy van.

Exploring Offbeat Mexico with Churpa Rogers

Felisa Churpa Rosa Rogers—daughter of the original editor of The People’s Guide to Mexico, the late Steve Rogers—talks about her lifelong relationship with Mexico and gives advice for travelers looking to get away from a typical tourist vacation.

Exploring Sarasota & Naples with Jason Ferguson

Florida native Jason Ferguson has yet to find a corner of his home state that doesn’t hold some sort of surprise. In this Q&A, he advises travelers on his favorite dishes (including fried gator tail), the best time of year to visit, the many options for outdoor recreation, and more.

An elaborate carnival costume with a horned mask and wide ruffled collar in reds and golds.

Festivals in San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan loves a festival, and it often seems as though there’s one going on every weekend. Some have traditional origins, and others are products of the local tourism department, but they all promise insight into the island’s culture and are loads of fun.

Interior view of a mall with glossy modern architecture.

Shopping Malls in Guatemala City

Guatemala City has some excellent shopping malls carrying the most basic or most exclusive items one could need, in addition to fashionable boutiques and department stores.

Rio de Janeiro house with pool

Making House Calls in Rio, Part 2

Recently, Michael visited two fantastic Rio de Janeiro homes that are open to the public. In 1992, the Salles family decided to convert their former residence into a private cultural center known as the Instituto Moreira Salles.