View along the shore of Whitefish Dunes State Park.

Whitefish Dunes State Park in Door County

Some say Whitefish Dunes State Park, eight miles northeast of Sturgeon Bay, is the most pleasant park in the state system. Decide for yourself with this overview of the park and its facilities.

The incan Pisac Ruins in Peru.

Visiting the Pisac Ruins of the Sacred Valley

Pisac is one of Cusco’s few great Inca ruins that features all types of architecture—agricultural, hydraulic, military, residential, and religious. Area expert Ben Westwood shares an overview of these unique ruins.

An intact stone arch that once served as the entrance to the Maya city.

Maya Archeaological Sites on Isla Cozumel

Isla Cozumel played a deeply significant role in the Maya world. The island’s primary site—known as San Gervasio today—was dedicated to Ixchel, the Maya goddess of fertility, the moon, childbirth, medicine, and weaving. Read on to discover more about archaeological sites on the island.

Rolling hills filled with jagged rocks make this area of Ecuador resemble the Scottish highlands.

Ecuador’s El Cajas National Park

Only an hour from Cuenca by bus, El Cajas National Park is easily visited on a day trip. With dramatic open rolling land and jagged rocks, Cajas feels almost like the Scottish Highlands.

Framework surrounds a well-preserved carved wall that is slowly being unearthed.

Getting to El Mirador and Seeing the Pyramids

Here’s how to make the journey to El Mirador, a Preclassic Maya city whose dominating feature is the presence of two large pyramid complexes, El Tigre and La Danta, running east to west and facing each other.

Archaeology Magazine: Special Collector’s Issue on the Maya

“Come with Archaeology‘s editors as they dive deep into the sacred pools where the Maya made human sacrifices to the gods, watch modern boxers in Mexico recreating the sacred rituals of their Maya ancestors, and delve into one man’s obsession with an ancient Maya queen.”

View of a maya temple surrounded by grassy terraces.

See the Best of Chiapas in Two Weeks

If you’re visiting Chiapas for the first time and want to be sure to hit all the must-sees, this is the tour for you. It covers a little of everything—Maya ruins, indigenous villages, colonial cities, and some jaw-dropping natural attractions—all in just over two weeks.