Celebrating America’s Melting Pot

To celebrate Independence Day, here are some vibrant, living destinations from sea to shining sea where you can experience firsthand the diversity of America’s melting pot.

Ecoutourism Treks in Guatemala

Community tourism initiatives, whereby local Maya guides take travelers to seldom-seen locales in Guatemala’s rugged countryside, make for some extraordinary cross-cultural opportunities. Here are some recommendations for where to start your trek.

Historic Lighthouses of North Carolina

North Caroline’s historic lighthouses—some still in operation—are popular destinations for visitors. Most are open for climbing and offer fantastic views. The following are some of the state’s favorites.

Where to Go in North Carolina

If you have a weekend, pick one special natural area to explore: the Outer Banks, beaches near Wilmington, the Blue Ridge Parkway, or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here’s an overview of the different regions of North Carolina to help you plan your trip.

Vancouver Views on a Budget

Visiting Vancouver for the first time? Consider starting off by finding a viewpoint that shows you the layout of the city. Expert Andrew Hempstead shares options that are less expensive than flightseeing.