The white sand of Oranjestad Beach juts out into turqoise water with the land and cityscape stretching into the distance.

The Best of Aruba in One Week

You’ll get plenty of gorgeous beaches, azure water, and memorable sunsets in this seven-day itinerary—and you’ll also head inland to explore the culture and unique topography of Aruba.

Large landmark rocks jut out of the deep blue waters of the pacific as a fishing boat leaves a wake.

Bringing Your Own Boat to Mexico

Sailing and fishing are popular activities off Mexico’s azure coast, especially along the Baja California peninsula and the Pacific. Author Julie Doherty Meade tells you what you need to know to bring your boat to Mexico.

A four-masted schooner with maroon sails crosses open water.

Explore Coastal Maine Aboard a Windjammer

Named for their ability to “jam” into the wind when they carried freight up and down the New England coast, windjammers trigger images of the Great Age of Sail. Nowadays, passengers can enjoy a windjammer cruise—you can help with the sails, curl up with a book, snap photos, sunbathe, bird-watch, or just settle back and enjoy spectacular sailing you’ll never forget. Maine expert Hilary Nangle shares everything you need to know about cruising around Maine’s coast.

View from the soccer stadium stands where fans wave flags and smoke curls into the air.

Sports and Recreation in Rio de Janeiro City

Blessed with many natural attractions, Cariocas are a pretty sporty bunch. Beach activities—everything from walking, jogging, and yoga to surfing, soccer, and volleyball—are very popular, as are sports that take advantage of the city’s mountain peaks.

Two men pass under the shade of a tree high up on the shore of a white-sand beach.

São Sebastião: Beaches, Nightlife, and More

When Paulistanos say they are “going to São Sebastião,” they’re not actually referring to the busy seaside town, but to the 100km expanse of beaches and resort towns around it. Read on to find the right stretch of beach for your style of travel.

Photo © Hilary Nangle.

Five Only-in-Maine Adventures

If you want to experience the real Maine, consider one of these authentic Maine adventures. Each takes you beyond the usual tourist haunts, but none requires any special skills or abilities, other than a willingness to see the state from a new, distinctly Maine perspective, while immersed in the beauty of Maine’s outdoors.