The Fuente de Neptuno statue watches over Havana's harbor entrance.

Sights at Havana’s Harbor Channel

From a 1780 nobleman’s home built in Moorish-style to the great Fuente de Neptuno (Neptune Fountain) erected in 1838 to a massive seminary built in 1721 now open to the public, fans of history, art, and architecture won’t want to miss the sights at Havana’s Harbor Channel.

Castillo de la Real Fuerza in old Havana, Cuba.

Castillo de la Real Fuerza in Havana

Built in medieval fashion, Castillo de la Real Fuerza is the oldest of the four forts that guarded the New World’s most precious harbor. Strategically useless in its placement, the governors of Cuba nonetheless lived here until 1762. Plan a visit to tour its halls, learn about its history and residents of note, and browse its naval museum.

This restored stone structure is a historic and spiritual window into Hawaiian culture and perseverance.

Sightseeing in Makaha, O‘ahu

Sightseeing in Makahu includes a little bit of history, both outdoor and underground adventure, and some truly beautiful views. A few sites are deeply sacred in nature, so keep that in mind while you’re exploring. Here’s where to go.

View of Havana's Fuente de los Leones with the Lonja del Comercio in the background.

Havana’s Plaza de San Francisco

A short introduction to Havana’s historical Plaza de San Francisco and its sights, including the neoclassical architecture of the Lonja del Comercio and the Jardín Diana de Gales, a park in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Bailey House Museum.

Cultural Sights of Central Maui

One of the reasons that Maui is no ka oi (the best) is that it truly does have a little of everything: tropical weather, world-class beaches, multicultural cuisine, hidden waterfalls, and live entertainment and cultural exhibitions on par with any metropolitan urban center. Here are the cultural sights of Central Maui.

From the amazing collection of Pacific seashells to the planetarium, Bishop Museum explores Hawaii’s culture through many different disciplines.

Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii

The premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific and the largest museum in the state, Bishop Museum explores Hawaii’s culture through many different disciplines. Kids will especially enjoy the Science Adventure Center.

The Kilauea Caldera, visible from the Kilauea Visitor Center in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park’s Kilauea Visitor Center Area

As they say in the Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, the very best place to start,” i.e., the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park’s Kilauea Visitor Center. You’ll find helpful rangers full of information about the area, various displays and interpretations, the necessary permits for backcountry hiking, and a whole lot more.

Moss grows on a bulging knot along the trunk of a larch tree.

Visit Chile’s Parque Pumalín

Parque Pumalín is a 317,000-hectare private nature reserve straddling the highway north of Chaitén. Find out more about the park including flora, geography, sights, and recreational opportunities.