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Moon Memphis

Travel writer and Tennessee local Margaret Littman reveals the best things Memphis has to offer, from the soul music and blues to the barbecue. Margaret provides travel strategies including the Beale Street Walking Tour and Memphis Juke Joints. Packed with information on dining, transportation and accommodations, Moon Memphis has many options for a range of […]

Frederik Lutheran Church on St. Thomas. Photo © Susanna Henighan Potter.

Sights in King’s Quarter on St. Thomas Part 2

Starting at Frederik Lutheran Church and ending with Blackbeard’s Castle, here’s part two of our series focused on experiencing Charlotte Amalie’s historic charm by exploring the steep step-streets of Government Hill in the western environs of King’s Quarter.

A Victorian clock tower on Fort Christian in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI.

Sights in King’s Quarter on St. Thomas Part 1

King’s Quarter is the oldest part of the city of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas. Exploring the steep step-streets of Government Hill in the western environs of King’s Quarter is the best way to experience the city’s historic charm. Here’s part one covering major points of interest such as historic sites, museums, and walking tours.

Stone carving at Tierradentro Archeological Park. Photo © Andrew Dier.

Explore the Tierradentro Necropolis in Colombia

Tierradentro is the site of a major indigenous necropolis that includes monumental funeral statues and hypogea (underground burial chambers), our only link to the extinct culture that thrived here for 400 years. Learn about what you’ll see on a visit and how to best tour the many archeological sites.

A scenic highway leads south from Petén into Alta Verapaz. Photo © Al Argueta.

Las Verapaces: Guatemala’s Green Heartland

Las Verapaces remains green and lush throughout most of the year. From exploring beautiful cloud forests to remote hikes to discovering a lagoon in the middle of the rainforest, outdoor enthusiasts will find no shortage of vibrant, unique landscapes to experience. Here’s a sampling of the best.

Plaza Botero. Photo © Guía de Viajes Oficial de Medellín, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Downtown Medellín Walking Tour

Medellín’s brash downtown is a compact history tour comprising stoic remnants from the colonial era, brick and mortar evidence of Medellín’s rising as Colombia’s most important industrial center in the early 20th century, and the vibrant public spaces, modern transportation systems, and futuristic architecture showing this proud city’s 21st-century optimism.

The jagged Cerro Tatamá (4,250 meters/13,945 feet) is the highest point in the Cordillera Occidental.

Visit Parque Municipal Natural Planes de San Rafael

Located in the remote, little visited Cordillera Occidental (Western Mountains), the Tatamá Massif contains one of the world’s few remaining pristine páramos (highland moors). Access to Tatamá is through the Parque Municipal Natural Planes de San Rafael, a cloud forest where the main activities are nature hikes conducted by friendly and knowledgeable guides.

Cannons and cannonballs are used as traffic barricades on Calle Mercaderes in Havana, Cuba.

A Walk Down Calle Mercaderes, Havana

Cobbled Calle Mercaderes between Obispo and Plaza Vieja is full of museums, art and rare collections galleries, beautiful architecture, and handmade goods such as traditional fragrances and Spanish fans. A walk along the street can easily take a full day or more if you stop to see all there is to see.