Snorkeling vs. Surfing in O‘ahu: The Importance of Weather

During Hawai‘i’s winter, from October to April, and sometimes into spring, storms in the North Pacific create very large, open ocean swells. Big waves are great news for surfers, but they’re a worst-case scenario for snorkelers and divers. Learn more about the best times to visit O‘ahu for both surfers and snorkelers.

Dallas & Fort Worth: Where and When to Go

Symbiotic fusing of disparate cultures is what sets DFW apart. What this means for a visitor is being ready for tradition and surprise—you’d better bring your blue jeans and your little black dress. Author Jonanna Widner gives an overview of the different neighborhoods and the best times to visit.

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.

Popular Festivals in Japan

Almost every town and city in Japan has its own matsuri (festival) celebrating the new year, changing seasons, or a historic event. Author Ruthy Kanagy gives an overview of some of Japan’s more well-known festivals.

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.

The Life and Landscape of Zion National Park

An abundance of wildlife and plants can be found in Zion’s canyons. Learn more about this popular park, from the best time to see the blooming Zion shooting star to how its dramatic sandstone cliffs and “hanging valleys” were formed.

Planning Your Trip to Glacier National Park

There’s plenty to see and do in Glacier National Park, whether you’re going to be there for a few days or a few weeks. Here’s a list of the must-see sights, as well as advice on when to go.

The Climate and Geography of Puerto Rico

Nobody wants rain during a tropical vacation, but precipitation is very much a part of life in Puerto Rico. Learn more about the island’s climate and its three main geographic regions: mountains, coastal lowlands, and karst country.