A London street scene with people, cars, and a double decker bus.

What to Wear in London

Want to know what to pack for Britain’s varied weather? Author and resident Karen White shares some tips and important must-haves for exploring London.

A stone bridge studded with sculptures crosses the Tiber with a view of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica rising just beyond.

Want to Move to Italy? Plan a Fact-Finding Trip

Author John Moretti prepares those looking to live abroad in Italy with tips for a fact-finding trip. Unless you know the country very well already, you’ll need to visit the areas where you might be interested in living. Moretti reveals the best times to explore the different regions of Italy, and he covers currency and customs as well.

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.

Carved stone steps lead up along a cliffside while across the way water pours over a rock face.

Day Hikes in Yosemite: The Essentials

Yosemite’s many trails offer lots of choices for day-hikers, from the popular paths of Yosemite Valley to more secluded hikes in Tuolumne Meadows. Ann Marie Brown tells day hikers what to bring along to stay comfortable, safe, and happy while enjoying the park’s gorgeous views.

A backpacker in a tee shirt and shorts stands on a cliff above a valley with her arms outstretched.

Learning the Art of Layering to Better Enjoy the Outdoors

The most important element for enjoying the outdoor experience in any condition is to stay dry and warm. Thus comes the theory behind layering, which suggests that as your body temperature fluctuates or the weather shifts, you simply peel off or add available layers as needed—and have a waterproof shell available in case of rain.

The Kenai Peninsula is  perfect for quick escapes from Anchorage. Photo © Leighton O'Connor/123rf.

Planning a Trip to Alaska: Where and When to Go

Independent travelers have a slightly more difficult time arranging a trip to Alaska, but they will be rewarded a hundredfold with a more authentic experience. With the right planning, an Alaskan adventure can be the trip of a lifetime.