Birdwatching on Florida’s Gulf Coast

It’s an exciting time for birders in Florida! There are many places that offer excellent birdwatching opportunities, such as the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about where to go to spot birds in the Sunshine State.

Belize’s Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

A 33-mile drive from Belize City, or a little over an hour by bus, the island village and wildlife sanctuary of Crooked Tree are primary destinations for serious bird-watchers. Lily Girma provides an overview of Crooked Tree, including information on hiking, lagoons, and the annual cashew festival.

Hiking, Biking, and Bird-Watching in Leeward O‘ahu

Expert Kevin Whitton points you toward the best trails for hiking and biking, as well as the top spot for bird-watching, in leeward O‘ahu. Here’s where to go and what to bring to best enjoy these activities in and around the Ka‘ena Point State Park.

Spend a Week in the Florida Keys

First-time visitors to the Florida Keys should set aside at least a week to experience the best that these legendary islands—plus the gateway areas of Miami and the Everglades—have to offer. Author Laura Martone shares an exciting itinerary to help you plan your time.

Getting to Puerto Vallarta by Air, Bus, Train, or Ferry

The vast majority of travelers reach Puerto Vallarta by air—flights are frequent and reasonably priced, but travelers can also arrive by bus, train, or ferry. Author Justin Henderson shares information about the various options for getting to Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta’s Best Beaches

Looking for the perfect beach in Puerto Vallarta? Justin Henderson suggests great all-purpose beaches with convenient access, fun amenities, and opportunities for everything from snorkeling to kayaking. He also shares the best hidden beaches, the best beaches for wildlife viewing on the Nayarit Coast, and more.