Spectators on the beach watch surfers ride Oahu's famous pipeline.

Wintertime Surf in Hawaii

Hawaii is known for its giant wintertime surf and December is one of the best months to be a surf spectator as waves on Hawaii’s north- and west-facing shores can easily reach 20 to 40 feet high.

Player Amber Henson in uniform on the court holds the ball out in one hand towards the camera.

Scoring College Basketball Tickets in North Carolina

For hard-core basketball fans, the research, haggling, and expense are a small price to pay for a chance to attend an ACC game. If you’re looking for college basketball tickets when visiting North Carolina, get started with this guide.

The sun and clouds over Turner baseball field in Atlanta, Georgia.

Spectator Sports in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta sports fans are among the most lukewarm in the United States, at least with regards to professional sports. (College football, on the other hand, is a different story.) Learn more about which sports are popular in Atlanta and where to see them played.

Taken in 2004, Tim Hudson warming up on the field during the Oakland A's spring training.

Signs of Spring: Arizona’s Cactus League

The satisfying crack of a wooden bat. The scent of hot dogs wafting by on a warm breeze. Spring arrives mid-February in Arizona, when 15 Cactus League teams take the field at 10 ballparks across the Phoenix area.

A woman forms pupusas by hand, cooking them on a griddle surface next to her.

From Food to Sports to Religion: Culture in Belize

Belize is a melting pot of cultures, religions, languages, and ethnicities. In this article, author Victoria Day-Wilson discusses the general culture of Belize, including everything from the types of popular cuisine to the likelihood of finding a golf course or a race track.

Brazil Keeps its Cool as World Cup Deadlines Loom

Even though there are still two years to go before Brazil kicks off its much anticipated hosting duties of the 2014 World Cup, not a day goes by where the looming event is not mentioned in the press or comes up in the most innocuous and casual conversations.

Arms and the Fan

Among the two things Brazil is most associated with (for better and for worse) are soccer and violence. The only country to have won the World Cup a whopping five times, Brazil is also a country plagued by violence; according to the Map of Violence 2012, recently published by the Instituto Sangari, homicides in Brazil have increased by a whopping 124 percent between 1980 and 2010.