Sea Turtles of the Yucatán

Four sea turtle species nest on the shores of the Yucatán Peninsula. Learn about volunteering and about changing attitudes toward protection and preservation in the area.

Boating, Swimming, and Bicycling in Granada

If you start early before it gets too hot, a bike ride down the Peninsula de Asese can be excellent, and getting out on the water is another fun option. Author Amber Dobrzensky shares a few ways to enjoy this beautiful corner of Nicaragua.

Belize’s Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

A 33-mile drive from Belize City, or a little over an hour by bus, the island village and wildlife sanctuary of Crooked Tree are primary destinations for serious bird-watchers. Lily Girma provides an overview of Crooked Tree, including information on hiking, lagoons, and the annual cashew festival.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling around Isla Mujeres

Snorkelers can enjoy encounters with whale sharks or visit the remarkable underwater sculpture park near Manchones reef, and beginner divers and veterans alike will find plenty to explore as well. Learn more about the amazing underwater experiences available around Isla Mujeres.

Cumberland Island National Seashore in The Golden Isles

Not only one of the richest estuarine environments in the world, Cumberland Island National Seashore is quite simply one of the most beautiful and romantic places on the planet. Read on to learn about the history of Cumberland Island and to discover all the essentials for planning a trip.

Visiting Volcán Masaya National Park

An easy day trip from Managua, Masaya, or Granda, Volcán Masaya is Nicaragua’s most impressive outdoor attraction: one of the most visibly active volcanoes in the country. Read on to find out what the park has to offer beyond its famous overlook.

Phoenix Day Hike: Mohave Trail 200

If you want a climb to a view but don’t want to get hung up by the crowds on the Piestewa Summit Trail, Mohave could be your baby. This super-speedy hike is the perfect option when you’re short on time and don’t mind the huffing and puffing that comes with its quick elevation climb.

Hiking, Biking, and Bird-Watching in Leeward O‘ahu

Expert Kevin Whitton points you toward the best trails for hiking and biking, as well as the top spot for bird-watching, in leeward O‘ahu. Here’s where to go and what to bring to best enjoy these activities in and around the Ka‘ena Point State Park.

Spend a Week in the Florida Keys

First-time visitors to the Florida Keys should set aside at least a week to experience the best that these legendary islands—plus the gateway areas of Miami and the Everglades—have to offer. Author Laura Martone shares an exciting itinerary to help you plan your time.