Memorial Minas Gerais - Vale Museum

Big City Fix in Belo Horizonte

Michael and his boyfriend take a weekend road trip from Diamantina to Belo Horizonte, a popular destination for Diamantinenses seeking a fix of Big City entertainment. While not a classic tourist destination, over the last couple of years, the city has made major investments in its leisure and cultural offerings.

View of pedestrians walking along the waterfront as buildings stack up against a terraced hillside and boats cluster in the water.

Sights in Salvador’s Cidade Baixa

Despite that the Cidade Baixa, Salvador’s port and commercial district, has seen better days, there are still a few worthwhile sights that make it worth visiting for adventuresome travelers.

The flag of the Dominican Republic.

Day-Tripping in Monte Plata

If you are vacationing in the city of Santo Domingo and seeking a refreshing change from the typical day trip to the beach, try going inland to the rich countryside of the province of Monte Plata.

View of a canyon wall with striated rock.

A Memorable Road Trip on Interstate 40, Part 1

For as long as Laura Martone can remember, she’s been an ardent fan of road trips, and as Moon’s American Nomad, she’s certainly experienced her fair share of them. While she appreciates the country’s lesser-known highways and byways, perhaps her most inspiring trip took place on Interstate 40. Here are some of her favorite attractions she encountered along the way.

Quirky hand-painted wooden sign reads Welcome to Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna and has flowers and american flags at the base.

Top Ten Alaska Towns to Visit

Wild places are the heart and soul of Alaska, but a number of small towns merit a visit, especially if you’re looking to see how real folks live. Here are a few of Don Pitcher’s favorite places.

A strip of beach gets progressively more crowded with the sand full of colorful umbrellas.

The Best Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

Life in Rio is inseparable from the city’s many beaches, and you’ll find strips of sand to suit your every whim. Here is a list of 10 beaches that you can count on to correspond with your mood and fulfill your desires — whatever they may be.

An expansive beach with palm trees studded in the distance.

Brazil’s Ten Best Secluded Getaway Beaches

While a good chunk of the Northern hemisphere is busy cranking up the thermostats and/or huddling between their down quilts, Brazil is in the throes of summer. Michael Sommers shares his list of the best secluded beaches from around the country.