The Salcantay Trek. Photo © holgs/istock.

A Beginner’s Guide to Trekking Peru

Peru is one of the world’s top trekking destinations, and the Inca Trail is Peru’s number one trek. Here’s how to get started planning, the best times to go, and other practicalities.

Police in Lima, Peru. Photo © Oliver Forstner/123rf.

Tips for Travel Safety in Peru

Peru is generally a safe country, so travelers should not feel paranoid. But as in any other place in the world, follow commonsense rules and check out these tips from Ryan Dubé.

A 5mph speed limit sign warns of a twisty road ahead on Moloka‘i.

Getting Around Moloka‘i

Getting around Moloka‘i is fairly easy and convenient thanks to the handful of options that cater both to independent drivers and those who like for someone else to take the wheel. Here’s where to go to get you where you want to go.

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.

A woman takes in the city of Cartagena, Colombia.

Colombia Travel Tips: Accessibility and Safety

As with travel to any foreign country, a good dose of common sense will serve you well in Colombia when it comes to staying safe, but it’s always best to familiarize yourself with cultures and customs before your visit. This is especially true for travelers with disabilities, women traveling alone, or gay and lesbian travelers.

TheBus in Waikiki is an easy way to get around.

Getting Around Hawaii By Bus

The four major Hawaiian Islands all have their own bus services; schedules and how convenient the bus is for getting around varies by island and your specific needs. Here’s a quick rundown.

A sign reads Thanks for Traveling By Bus in both spanish and english.

Traveling to Oaxaca by Bus

Bus travel rules in Mexico, with hundreds of sleek luxury- and first-class bus lines. Here’s what you need to know when traveling to Oaxaca by bus, including border crossing on foot, getting to major terminals, detailed route instructions and suggested itineraries, a brief overview of bus lines, and helpful vocabulary.