Three travelers trekking in the Andes along the Salcantay route to Machu Pichhu.

A Beginners’ Guide to Trekking Peru

Peru is one of the world’s top trekking destinations, and the Inca Trail is Peru’s number one trek. Here’s how to get started planning, the best times to go, and other practicalities.

A verdant volcanic peak rises behind a yellow colonial church trimmed in white.

Visiting Isla del Tigre and Amapala

The volcanic island of Isla del Tigre is hardly more than spitting distance from the Honduran mainland, but it has a few decent beaches, some good seafood, and an appealing lost-in-time feel.

Pía glacier in the western Beagle Channel.

The Fjords of Fuegia in Southern Patagonia

Even today, few visitors see Tierra del Fuego’s splendid fjords, which have barely changed since Darwin described them in 1833. Learn more about taking a cruise through the Beagle Channel and the Avenida de los Glaciares.

Wine barrels aging in a dark cellar.

Exploring Missouri Wine Country

Missouri’s picturesque wine country is an easy getaway from St. Louis. Learn more about the region’s friendly and knowledgable wineries, plus practicalities such as how to get there.

Viña del Mar's signature Reloj de Flores or "Clock of Flowers." Photo © John O'Connell, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Discover Viña del Mar in the Chilean Heartland

Renowned for its white-sand beaches that stretch north through the suburbs of Reñaca and Concón, Viña del Mar is also known as Chile’s Ciudad Jardín (Garden City) for its Mediterranean cityscapes. Here’s an overview of the area and some essentials for planning your trip.