A black, brown and white butterfly rests on ferns in Medellín's Jardín Botánico del Quindío.

Planning Your Time in Medellín

Weather-wise, anytime of the year is a good time to visit Medellín and the coffee region. Plan where to go, what to see, and how to spend your time with this advice.

A surfer on a longboard turns into a crumbling wave.

Costa Rica’s Best Surf Spots

For many, the search for the perfect wave has ended in Costa Rica, the “Hawaii of Latin American surf.” You’re spoiled for choice, with dozens of world-class venues and no shortage of surf camps, surf schools, and rental outlets. Out of them all, for beginners to experts and all through the year, here are the best places to catch a wave in Costa Rica.

A long curtain of water spills over verdant cliffs.

Best of Brazil 21-Day Travel Itinerary

Three weeks is probably the minimum amount of time required to get a quick sampling of some of Brazil’s most noteworthy attractions, landscapes, and cultures. Considering the country’s sheer size and diversity, and the distances and travel time involved, this itinerary is very selective. After all, the goal is to enjoy your time, not to exhaust yourself, and many of Brazil’s destinations involve some sort of relaxation.

Rowboats float in the clear green waters off a busy beach.

Discover Brazil

Discover the many facets of Brazil, from its lush, lulling warmth to its intense, invariably dramatic landscapes–often secluded, and mind-numbingly beautiful–to the overlapping and unexpected contrasts of its cities, and the joy of its life.

People walking alongside the Catedral Primada towards Plaza de Bolívar.

Planning Your Time in Bogotá

Busy Bogotá is Colombia’s cool capital—and not just in terms of its famously chilly nights. Here’s a general overview of the places that draw visitors to Bogotá and information on planning your time in the city, including when to visit.

A plane lands at Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellín.

Trip Ideas for Colombia

Colombia has plenty of far-flung locations that make for a perfect tour of the country or side trips to your main travels, but it takes time to get there. If your timeframe doesn’t allow for a long overland trip, consider flying to these great destinations from Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali.

Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park.

Where to Go Around St. Mary and Many Glacier

While St. Mary is the eastern portal to Glacier’s famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, Many Glacier is a setting of dreams: distinctive peaks, idyllic lakes, pastoral meadows. Here’s a overview of the area’s towns and surroundings to help plan where to go.

The Ten Mile River at the start of the Tusten Mountain Trail.

Fall Trip Ideas for the Western Catskills

When this year’s fall color reports start to roll in, it’s the perfect time to hike, paddle, and pedal your way to river and mountain views in the Western Catskills, and for a perfect autumn day, sampling a little of each of the best sights and activities of the fall season in New York State is the way to go. Here are some great fall trip ideas from expert author Nikki Goth Itoi, an ardent fan of autumn’s crisp days.