Belize’s Lighthouse Reef Atoll and Half Moon Caye

On Lighthouse Reef Atoll, you’ll find Half Moon Caye, a historical natural monument and protected area with a lighthouse, bird sanctuary, shipwrecks, and incredible diving spots offshore. Author Lily Girma shares everything you need to know about this interesting area.

What are some must-do activities in Puerto Vallarta?

At any time of the year, one of the most pleasant and inspiring experiences you will have in Puerto Vallarta is a simple one: a sunset walk along the Malecón, the pedestrians-only waterfront promenade. Fabulous tropical sunset colors in the sky, dozens of quirky and beautiful modern art sculptures along the promenade, sand sculptures below on the narrow beach, and hundreds of crazily amusing people to watch. Free, fun, and unforgettable. I recommend taking a day trip to the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens, an hour south of town. Wander the lush, lovely gardens, then swim in the river than runs through them.

The Best of Isla Cozumel in Four Days

Isla Cozumel is Mexico’s third largest island, and it has much to offer the curious traveler, from Maya ruins to deserted beaches. This four-day itinerary aims to give travelers a fulfilling yet relaxing stay.

Can you recommend a must-do activity in Los Cabos?

One of the most memorable experiences you can have in Los Cabos is the opportunity to watch a baby sea turtle hatching. This takes some advanced planning with local conservationists, as well as a little luck on the timing. Olive ridley hatchlings can be seen from August through January, from Todos Santos to Los Cabos and along the East Cape.

The 10-Day Best of Belize

A week and a half provides just enough time to see a few of Belize’s major destinations and get a taste for just how much more there is to discover. This trip includes plenty of self-guided activities, as well as some guided tours. Author Lily Girma shares a 10-day itinerary packed with things to do and see.

Houston’s Best for Business Travelers

For those visiting Houston on business, travel expert Andy Rhodes shares five mini-itineraries to help visitors make the most of the Bayou City beyond convention centers and hotel rooms.