Lightning illuminates the sky at night over a view of cars lining the road.

When Lightning Strikes

Forget floods and mudslides. What most people don’t know about Brazil is that it’s the country where you’re most likely to be zapped by lightning.

A simple bar style cellphone in a man's hand with Cuban homes in the background.

Using Cell Phones in Cuba is Frustrating and Costly

ne of the first observations that visitors to Cuba have is that unlike almost every other country in the world that they’ve visited, Cuba has relatively few cell phone users. In June 2010, the nation had 1,098,000 cell phone users according to Cuba’s National Statistics Office—up from 330,000 in 2008, when President Raúl Castro lifted […]

Curving shoreline and water going from turquoise to deep blue.

Virgin Islands Travel Advice

If you’re already anticipating escaping to warmer climates in the cold early months of 2012, Susanna Henighan Potter, author of Moon Virgin Islands, has some great ideas for a fun-filled getaway.