Motorbikes are the most common form of transportation in Vietnam. Photo © Dana Filek-Gibson.

Taking a Xe Om in Vietnam

Xe om (motorbike taxis) are a popular and inexpensive means of transportation used throughout Vietnam. Before you hop on, read expert author Dana Filek-Gibson’s advice on fares, local customs, and staying safe.

Rio Aluminé flows past rocky hillsides covered with pine trees.

Visit Junín de los Andes in Northern Patagonia

Styling itself Neuquén’s “trout capital,” Junín also provides the best access to the central sector of Parque Nacional Lanín, which takes its name from the symmetrical cone along the Chilean border. Here are the sights to see and things to do–heavy on sports and recreation–and trip planning tips.

A classic Chevrolet taxi parked in the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, Cuba.

Catching a Cab in Cuba

Catching a cab in Cuba is fairly straightforward while at the same time a little confusing for the unprepared–there are a lot more options than flagging down a familiar yellow car! Here are all your options, from traditional cab to hiring a vintage car to bici-taxis to horse-drawn coaches, along with fares and tips for getting around.

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.

View of the Futaleufú river winding through the mountains.

Futaleufú: White-Water Rafting and More

With its reputation for world-class white-water rafting, Futaleufú draws outdoor recreationists like a magnet. Get more information on how to get there, outfitters, and other essentials to plan your trip.

Aerial view of Lana‘i's coastline, past an airplane's landing gear.

Getting To and Around Lana‘i

Getting to Lana‘i requires a jump from neighboring Honolulu or Maui. Here’s how by air and sea, along with how to get around the island during your visit.

Red TransMilenio buses in Bogotá, Colombia.

Getting Around Colombia by Airplane, Bus, and Car

Expert author Andrew Dier offers in-depth advice on getting around Colombia by airplane, bus, and car–even by motorcycle and bicycle, if you’re considering it–including carriers and prices, when and how to purchase tickets, peak times to watch out for, how to stay safe while traveling, and recommendations based on your destination.

Plan a Visit to El Bolsón, Argentina

El Bolsón, Argentine Patagonia’s counterculture capital, may be the place to replace your faded tie-dyes. It’s also a beauty spot in a fertile valley between stunning longitudinal mountain ranges ideal for hiking. Here are highlights for travelers, along with information to help plan your visit from getting there to what to see and do.

TheBus in Waikiki is an easy way to get around.

Getting Around Waikiki

There are plenty of options for vehicle rentals from budget to luxury rides when it comes to getting around Waikiki, as well as taxis and limos, and there’s always the bus in a pinch. Here are all your options.