Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands of the Carribean.

Planning a Trip to the Virgin Islands

When planning a trip to the Virgin Islands, there’s a lot to take into account: your budget, when to go, how you’ll get there, and what necessities to pack. Fortunately–and unlike the question of what to do once you get there, considering all the excellent activities and opportunities to relax–those questions are easily answered with this travel advice.

A crowded José Martí International Airport lounge is decorated with hanging flags.

Planning a Trip to Havana: Before You Go

Thanks to lightened travel restrictions, U.S. citizens are now permitted to visit Cuba as participants in “people to people” programs, and a trip to Havana is a travel opportunity not to be missed. To make the most of the trip, plan ahead for seasonal weather and be certain before you go your passports, visas, and other travel documents meet Cuban requirements.

The mountainous landscape of Panchimalco near San Salvador.

Planning a Trip to El Salvador

Volcano hikes, national parks teeming with birds and butterflies, and a rugged Pacific coastline dotted with secluded getaways make El Salvador an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Here’s how to plan a trip to this small country, including when to go depending on your interests, transportation, and visa requirements.

Ontario is home to the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and one of its biggest cities, Toronto.

Visiting Ontario: When to Go and How to Get There

Ontario has distinct seasons, with pros and cons to visiting in each. It’s best to schedule your visit around events or activities you’d prefer to experience, such as summer’s theatre season or winter’s cold-weather sports. Ontario is home to the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and one of its biggest cities, Toronto, so there are a few options for getting to and around the province.

A boat docked in the beautiful turquoise waters of St. George's, Bermuda.

Plan a Trip to Bermuda: When and Where to Go

Bermuda is farther north than the Caribbean hot spots, so don’t expect perfect weather all year round. You may want to plan your visit around cultural and sports events, or maybe there’s a specific parish or two—all with their own unique charms—where you’d like to spend the majority of your time.

Photo of a U.S. passport in a traveler's hand.

Cuban Tourist Visas

Prepare for your trip by learning where to get Cuban tourist visas and tourist cards, their requirements, costs, extensions, and tips on smoothing the process.