Exploring Puerto Santo Tomás de Castilla

Cruise ships dock in Santo Tomás de Castilla, just across the bay from Puerto Barrios, where those wishing to go ashore will find some of the country’s best bird-watching, lush tropical rainforests, and refreshing jungle rivers.

Moon Take a Hike Salt Lake City

When it comes to easy access to the “Great Outdoors,” there are few major metropolitan areas in the United States that compare with Salt Lake City. In Moon Take a Hike Salt Lake City, avid outdoorsman Mike Matson shows you the best hikes in and around the Great Salt Lake—all within two hours of the […]

Moon Take a Hike Washington DC

Historic grounds, mountain terrain, beachside and waterfalls surround Washington DC. Because of the stunning scenery around the city, hiking in Washington DC is more than a trek around town. Travel writer Theresa Dowell Blackinton shows you the best hikes in and around Washington DC. All hikes within the guide take less than 2 hours to […]

Moon Take a Hike Los Angeles

With hikes that lead you to forget the stress of the bustling city, Moon Take a Hike Los Angeles gets you out there, exploring and experiencing amazing places just minutes from your driveway. California resident Julie Sheer shows you the best hikes in and around LA. All hikes within the guide take less than 2 […]

Moon Take a Hike Seattle

Beautiful lakes, sparkling bays, rugged peaks, lush hills, and countless islands comprise the outlying area of the bustling city of Seattle. There is such stunning scenery around the city that hiking in Seattle is more than a trek around town. Scott Leonard shows you the best hikes in and around Seattle—all within two hours of […]

Moon Take a Hike New York City

Hiking around New York City is more than just treks between high rises. In Moon Take a Hike New York City, award-winning writer Skip Card shows you the best hikes in and around The Big Apple—all within two hours of the city. Let Card show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable […]

Alcântara, Brazil: A Hauntingly Beautiful Colonial Town

Most people visit Alcântara as a day trip. Approaching Alcântara by boat is an experience in itself as you view its church domes, red tile roofs, and lithe imperial palms slowly emerge from a swathe of emerald jungle. Read more about visiting this colonial town in northeastern Brazil.

Day-Tripping in Monte Plata

If you are vacationing in the city of Santo Domingo and seeking a refreshing change from the typical day trip to the beach, try going inland to the rich countryside of the province of Monte Plata.

Day Trip from Rio: Petrópolis

Only an hour’s drive north from Rio, the summer getaway of the Brazilian emperor and his family still provides a welcome refuge. Aside from imperial trappings. Petrópolis offers a cool respite, fine food, and mountain scenery.