Bites and Stings in Belize

Thousands of people dive in Belize’s Caribbean and hike its forests every day of the year without incident. This guide is only to let you know what’s out there, not to scare you into remaining in your resort.

Staying Safe in the Waters of Aruba

Make your stay in the Caribbean an enjoyable one! Rosalie Klein offers some safety tips for dipping a toe into the waters of Aruba, whether you plan to be swimming in a designated area, relaxing on a lightweight float, or snorkeling in the shallows.

Water Quality & Food Safety in Mexico

When traveling, it’s always important to be cautious when it comes to your diet. If you’re looking to visit or live in Mexico, here’s some essential information about drinking water and consuming food.

Crime in Nicaragua

Believe it or not, Nicaragua was considered one of the safer countries in all of Latin America for a few years, though tourism-related crimes like petty theft and scam artists (and the occasional robbery and assault) sometimes occur, usually at night and involving alcohol. There have also been some problems with carjackings by criminals posing as police.

Burn-Free in Brazil: It’s All in the Application

While the Brazilian government has done an admirable job in the creation of low-cost generic drugs and medications for the masses, in Brazil, sunscreen is sold as a cosmetic for a decidedly upscale clientele. In this article, author Michael Sommers discusses the high rate of skin cancer in Brazil and reminds travelers to pack the sunscreen.