Restroom sign in Nicaragua. Photo © Tara Joyce, licensed Creative Commons usage.

A Guide to Nicaragua’s Restrooms

Make your day-to-day a lot easier in Nicaragua–and anywhere else for that matter–by having a good grasp on the absolute basic of all basics: toilet and shower facilities. Expert author Elizabeth Perkins presents this handy guide on the full range of potential bathroom situations, from mastering the manual flush to avoiding cold showers, to keep your day from going down the drain.

A room in the Hotel Grano de Oro, San José, Costa Rica.

What to Expect from Accommodations in Costa Rica

To get the most out of your trip to Costa Rica, adjusting your expectations for your accommodations before departing is key. In this article, expert author Christopher P. Baker gives a rundown of what to expect from budget to high-end room rentals, dealing with staff, the importance of reservations, and tips on getting the best rates.

A woman takes in the city of Cartagena, Colombia.

Colombia Travel Tips: Accessibility and Safety

As with travel to any foreign country, a good dose of common sense will serve you well in Colombia when it comes to staying safe, but it’s always best to familiarize yourself with cultures and customs before your visit. This is especially true for travelers with disabilities, women traveling alone, or gay and lesbian travelers.

Margot stands in the foreground with the stunning form of the Taj Mahal behind her.

Learning Patience on a Trip to India

A serial traveler from a young age, Margot Bigg hadn’t seen much of the developing world before she set foot on Indian soil. Her first trip to India completely transformed the way she saw the world and taught her how to relax and go with the flow much more than she ever thought possible.