Visiting the Toronto Islands

Just a short ferry ride across the harbor from downtown, the Toronto Islands in Lake Ontario are the city’s backyard. Learn about the different islands and plan to escape the urban bustle by lounging at the beach, cruising around by bike or kayak, or having a picnic.

Festivals and Events in Honolulu

Author Kevin Whitton covers the best festivals and events during the calendar year, from the Lantern Floating Hawaii festival on Memorial Day to the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival in September and more.

Recreation in Spearfish, South Dakota

Some of the best recreation in the Black Hills is concentrated along the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Laural A. Bidwell recommends the area’s best trails for hiking and biking enthusiasts, the best place to tee up for golfers, and more.

Trails and Resources for Bicycling in Denver

The Cherry Creek Bike Path and Platte River Greenway are the main activity paths within Denver, but each extends beyond the county lines with offshoots to many other popular paths for bicycling. Author Mindy Sink points cyclists toward three popular Denver city trails and also shares useful resources for biking in Colorado.

The Waterfall Route from Baños to Puyo

There are nearly a dozen waterfalls along the road from Baños to Puyo. Here are the best ways to experience this scenic route from biking to guided tours to impressive cable-car views.

San Diego City Beaches: Point Loma and Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach’s streets are a maze of unique local shops and eateries, and the neighborhood attracts bohemians and beatniks with its distinct counterculture vibe. Point Loma tends to be a little less irreverent, but just as easygoing. Ericka Chickowski tells you all you need to know to navigate this unique corner of San Diego.

Sports and Recreation in Rio de Janeiro City

Blessed with many natural attractions, Cariocas are a pretty sporty bunch. Beach activities—everything from walking, jogging, and yoga to surfing, soccer, and volleyball—are very popular, as are sports that take advantage of the city’s mountain peaks.