For clear skies and dry conditions, it’s best to hike Munro Trail in the morning hours before enveloping clouds blow in on the trades.

Hiking Lana‘i’s Munro Trail

Hiking Lana’i’s Munro Trail isn’t like being anywhere else on the island, or even anywhere else in Hawaii. It’ll take the better part of a day to fully explore the area while stopping at lookouts and stepping off the main trail. Here’s everything you need to know about the hike.

Stone Centennial Monument marking the Cantonment site,

Itinerary: Hudson Valley Revolutionary War Tour

The outcome of the nine-year struggle for independence from the British hinged largely on who controlled the Hudson River. Today, a number of interpretive museums and historic sites preserve and commemorate various events and decisions that took place in those long years between 1774 and 1783. The following itinerary identifies major Revolutionary War sights along the river, from south to north.

Kykuit, the sprawling hilltop estate of the Rockefeller family is a must-see in the Lower Hudson River Valley.

Grand Hudson Valley Estates

A handful of majestic estates line the Hudson River, representing several centuries of architectural and cultural trends including American Renaissance, Georgian, Federal, Romantic, Greek Revival, and Gothic Revival. Many have been turned into interpretive museums that are open to the public. Here are some of the most popular mansions to visit.

Suchitoto is the cultural touchtone of Northern and Eastern El Salvador.

Art and Culture of El Salvador

El Salvador’s unique culture may not be as famous as somewhere like neighboring Guatemala, but make no mistake—underneath the veneer of sun and surf, there is much to discover. A fascinating pre-Hispanic history, traditional artisanship, and a burgeoning contemporary art scene all provide plenty of opportunities to experience the other side of El Salvador.

In the 1940s an environmental tragedy nearly wiped out the Bermuda cedar.

The Bermuda Cedar

The Bermuda cedar (Juniperus bermudiana) is a symbol of survival for islanders, who have depended on the sturdy evergreen from the first days of human habitation on Bermuda. Nearly wiped out in the 1940s, the cedar is slowly making a comeback thanks to strong reforesting efforts.

The tallship Star of India on its 150th anniversary sail in 2013.

San Diego’s Historic Ships

Indulge all your seafaring dreams by exploring ships such as a 17th-century frigate replica or Cold War-era submarines with San Diego’s impressive collection of historic ships. Start at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, then take the short walk to the USS Midway Museum where these amazing sea vessels are housed.

Bermuda’s cultural ambassadors are the gombeys, a name meaning “drums” given to African-inspired dance troupes adorned in elaborate outfits featuring feathers, beads, and sequins.

Gombey Troupes of Bermuda

Bermuda’s cultural ambassadors are the gombeys, a name meaning “drums” given to a dance troupe grassroots tradition that borrows elements from Native American, British military, and Caribbean influences.