A hawk with white chest feathers perches on the dried remnants of a tree.

Tucson’s Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This is the best place to learn about both the general structure and the minute details of the surrounding desert, and probably your only realistic chance to see all of the unique creatures that call it home. Discover more about this world-famous museum and zoo.

A jaguar rests on the ground in its enclosure at the Belize Zoo.

Volunteer Opportunities in Belize

From conservation efforts to community outreach to opportunities to work with women and children, there are many opportunities for volunteering in Belize. Victoria Day-Wilson shares a sampling of a few well-known organizations.

In the zoo after dark, colored lights make up animal shapes like a hippo and crocodiles.

10 Reasons to Visit Portland in the Colder Months

Portlanders love a good festival, particularly if it celebrates beer, bikes, music, or that favorite local pastime—devouring delicious treats. If you don’t mind the rain, November, December, and January are great times to secure cheap hotel rates and catch seasonal attractions. Here are some great festivals and activities to enjoy during the winter in Portland.

Corner of the building housing Powell's City of Books with the signpost affixed to the brick.

Portland for the Pint-Sized

Portlanders are known for keeping their kids in tow instead of opting for nannies or babysitters. It’s no surprise then that the city offers numerous places that appeal both to the young and the young-at-heart. From the Oregon Zoo to Oaks Amusement Park, here are some great family-friendly activities.