The picturesque Río Magdalena runs through Mompox. Photo © Andrew Dier.

Sights in Mompox, Colombia

Mompox is what Cartagena looked like before it became a tourist destination, and it’s hard to deny the melancholic charm this oppressively hot town retains even today. The attraction here is strolling the wide streets, admiring the magnificent whitewashed houses decorated with intricate iron latticework, and watching the river flow by. There are also a few historical sights–plazas, churches, museums–to explore.

Vietnam offers beautiful landscapes, such as this view of Muong Hoa Valley. Photo © Dana Filek-Gibson.

Five Reasons You Should Visit Vietnam

Southeast Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. Thanks to its plethora of different people, cultures and landscapes, the region tops the to-visit lists of many travelers these days. Here are five reasons why Vietnam should be your first stop.

Ha Long Bay is an enigmatic maze of blue-green waters. Photo © Dana Filek-Gibson.

Where to Go in Vietnam

Vietnam is a thriving country where the old sits contentedly alongside the new, a place to explore nature as well as culture, to shop, eat and play, to relax and enjoy. In the cities, life is fast-paced, bustling. The countryside is as vibrant, but takes life at a slower pace. Where you go in Vietnam depends very much on what type of experience you want from your travels.

Arenal Volcano stands tall in the Northern Zone of Costa Rica. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Where to Go in Costa Rica

To relax, unwind, and adventure, Costa Rica truly offers something for everyone. From the thriving nightlife of San José, to the crisp, cool cloud forests of Monteverde to the white-sand beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula, here’s where to go in Costa Rica.

The Kuranda skyrail travels above the rainforest canopy.

Discover Kuranda, Australia

Quaint, colorful Kuranda is a day trip worth its while. This little village is bustling and brimming with things to do and see. From art galleries to markets, from animal experiences to hikes, Kuranda is like a vacation from your vacation. And it’s not just a destination—the journey there and back is just as exciting.

Squirrel monkey hanging on a branch at Manuel Antonio National Park. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Costa Rica’s Must-See Destinations

Costa Rica is a wildly diverse landscape. Similarly, its must-see destinations run the gamut from museums to national parks to exceptional communities to explore. Depending on the length of your visit, it might be impossible to see them all; here’s a quick summary to help you choose which ones you’d most like to dedicate your travel time to.

The exclusive Club Habana, a two-story colonial building with a volleyball net in the sand.

Where to Go in Havana: Municipio of Playa

Here’s where to go in the Havana municipio of Playa, including all the highlights of quasi-capitalist Miramar; Jaimanitas, where Castro’s main residence is kept; Cubanacán, home of the premier cigar factory in Cuba, and more, plus tips on finding your way around.

A mine entrance above Panamint Valley, California.

Where to Go in Death Valley National Park

For such a supposedly barren landscape, Death Valley is absolutely full of places to go and things to see. Here are the park’s most popular and engaging sites, handily broken into easily explorable sections to help plan your visit.

A bicyclist on the Cherry Creek trail in downtown Denver. Photo © 123rf.

Your Two-Day Best of Denver Itinerary

Denver has great things to offer those who only have one or two days in the city, between exciting attractions within its city limits, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and Commons Park, and nearby excursions like the Red Rocks Ampitheatre.