A two-tone volkswagen beetle parked by the beach.

Renting Cars or Mopeds on Isla Cozumel

Renting a car is a nice way to get out of downtown and see the rest of the island. It is virtually impossible to get lost, and you can visit all the main spots in a day or two. Read on to learn about the average costs and how to avoid tourist scams.

A red door in a pale green wall surrounded by graffitied names.

Crime in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is considered one of the safer countries in Central America. Tourism-related crime like petty theft and scam artists (and the occasional robbery and assault) sometimes occur, usually at night and involving alcohol. Stay safe during your travels by keeping informed, following these tips, and most of all, know where and how to avoid a sticky situation.

A beautiful sandy beach on curving coastline with visitors scattered amongst colorful umbrellas.

Brazil’s Beach Culture: Dos and Don’ts

In Rio the beach is a fundamental part of life, and the locals abide by various cultural habits and codes. If you want to blend in, check out this list of dos and don’ts from Brazil expert Michael Sommers.

View of the dramatic verdant cliffs and the ocean stretching out to the horizon.

10 Tips for Driving the Road to Hana

Weaving its way for 52 miles around 600 curves and over 56 one-lane bridges, the Road to Hana is Maui’s most loved and loathed stretch of road. Here’s how to make this beautiful trip without ending up in tears.

View of the Houston skyline with the Buffalo Bayou greenbelt in the foreground.

Houston’s Best for Business Travelers

For those visiting Houston on business, travel expert Andy Rhodes shares five mini-itineraries to help visitors make the most of the Bayou City beyond convention centers and hotel rooms.