A red hydrofoil jet boat is docked at the Macau ferry terminal.

Hong Kong Regional Travel: Bus or Boat?

According to author Rory Boland, skip the bus and set your sights on the water. Here is some helpful information about traveling by ferry, one of the more enjoyable (and often most efficient) ways to explore the region.

Photo of a river and waterfall in Tharnboke Koranee National Park in Thailand.

Tips on Visiting Thailand’s National Parks

Thailand has more than its share of national parks, many of which cover not only mainland nature areas but also swaths of sea and some of the islands off the coast. Learn about options for staying in the parks, how to get around, and more.

Accommodations set on the verdant banks along the slow-moving Kwai River.

Excursions from Bangkok: Kanchanaburi Town

This sleepy, picturesque river town is exceedingly tranquil, with the slow-moving Kwai River snaking its way through limestone hills. Here’s everything you need to plan a trip to Kanchanaburi Town.

Map of Chilean Heartland

Museo Fundo Hualpén near Concepción

Set in Parque Pedro del Río Zañartu, the late-19th-century mansion belonging to businessman, farmer, whaler, nitrate baron, and writer Pedro del Río Zañartu was opened to the public as a museum in 1938.

A stone bridge studded with sculptures crosses the Tiber with a view of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica rising just beyond.

Want to Move to Italy? Plan a Fact-Finding Trip

Author John Moretti prepares those looking to live abroad in Italy with tips for a fact-finding trip. Unless you know the country very well already, you’ll need to visit the areas where you might be interested in living. Moretti reveals the best times to explore the different regions of Italy, and he covers currency and customs as well.

View of coastal Fortaleza, with a long strip of beach visible and a cluster of homes.

Planning a Move to Brazil: Fact-Finding

If you’re thinking about moving to Brazil, it’s wise to spend some time getting a sense of the country and the culture, not to mention housing and job possibilities, before you go ahead and take the plunge. Brazil expert Michael Sommers helps you plan an essential fact-finding trip.