Discover Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Sparsely settled, Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast extends some 200 kilometers. Author Christopher P. Baker shares information about the area and tips for planning your time, whether you’re looking to surf, explore the rainforest, or simply enjoy the slower pace of life.

Sports in Australian Daily Life

There is hardly anything more important in Australia than sports—whether it is the Olympics, the footy, the tennis, the Melbourne Cup, or just a game of backyard cricket. Learn all about personal and professional sports Down Under.

Everyday Customs & Etiquette in Mexico

While good manners are universally appreciated, Mexicans know that foreigners may not understand the country’s codes and customs. Politeness, patience, and a smile go a long way, but here is some additional information to make eating meals or greeting strangers go more smoothly.

Taking the Métro in France

If you’re moving to France or just visiting, author Aurelia d’Andrea shares what it’s like to take the Métro in Paris and other cities. She also includes tips for standard etiquette and the most cost-effective ticketing options.

Christmas in Paris: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Nat King Cole probably didn’t have Parisian street corners in mind when he crooned the opening lines to the classic holiday tune “The Christmas Song,” but chestnuts roasting on an open fire are an annual tradition that adds a hefty dose of seasonal charm to the City of Light. Author Aurelia d’Andrea reveals the best place to experience this tradition like a local.