View of coastal Fortaleza, with a long strip of beach visible and a cluster of homes.

Planning a Move to Brazil: Fact-Finding

If you’re thinking about moving to Brazil, it’s wise to spend some time getting a sense of the country and the culture, not to mention housing and job possibilities, before you go ahead and take the plunge. Brazil expert Michael Sommers helps you plan an essential fact-finding trip.

Framework surrounds a well-preserved carved wall that is slowly being unearthed.

Getting to El Mirador and Seeing the Pyramids

Here’s how to make the journey to El Mirador, a Preclassic Maya city whose dominating feature is the presence of two large pyramid complexes, El Tigre and La Danta, running east to west and facing each other.

A bed with white linens in a room brightly lit by french doors.

Avoiding Identity Theft While on Vacation

Identity theft is, unfortunately, one of the many pitfalls of traveling. Veteran traveler and American Nomad, Laura Martone, offers up some handy tips to keep your identity safe while out adventuring on the road.

A red door in a pale green wall surrounded by graffitied names.

Crime in Nicaragua

Believe it or not, Nicaragua was considered one of the safer countries in all of Latin America for a few years, though tourism-related crimes like petty theft and scam artists (and the occasional robbery and assault) sometimes occur, usually at night and involving alcohol. There have also been some problems with carjackings by criminals posing as police.

Hill-top panorama of the city of Tegucigalpa with large cumulous clouds in a bright blue sky.

Tegucigalpa, the Capital of Honduras

Honduras’s capital, a city of just over one million inhabitants, occupies a high mountain valley around 1,000 meters above sea level, with the Río Choluteca running right down the middle. Amy E. Robertson introduces readers to the history of Tegucigalpa, its neighborhoods, and offers safety tips for travelers staying in this busy city.

Churpa and Rich leaning against their '87 Chevy van.

Exploring Offbeat Mexico with Churpa Rogers

Felisa Churpa Rosa Rogers—daughter of the original editor of The People’s Guide to Mexico, the late Steve Rogers—talks about her lifelong relationship with Mexico and gives advice for travelers looking to get away from a typical tourist vacation.