Waves roll in on the flat sand of Koki Beach in Hana, Maui.

Hana’s Two Famous Beaches

Don’t make the common mistake of missing out on two of the most stunning beaches in East Maui: Hana’s Hamoa Beach and the dark red sands of Koki Beach.

Surfboards stacked in the grass near the beach at Amigas Surf Retreat in Nicaragua.

Surfing Nicaragua

The secret is out: Nicaragua’s breaks are perfect. Here are some practical surfing Nicaragua tips on where to make home base and recommended outfitters.

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.

Overlooking Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon coast.

Visiting Pacific City and Cape Kiwanda

Located along the Three Capes Scenic Loop, the small town of Pacific City attracts an increasing number of vacationers. Read more about the area, including the authors’ top choice for the nicest place to stay along the loop.