Surfboards on Waikiki Beach. Photo © Kevin Whitton.

Best Surf Spots in Waikiki

Synonymous with surfing, Waikiki is home to a host of excellent surf spots. Whether you are a longboarder, shortboarder, experienced, novice, or first-timer, there’s a number of breaks that suit all abilities. Here are the best of the best for everyone.

A storm gathers over the desert in New Mexico. Photo © Paul Moore/123rf.

Route 66 Through New Mexico

New Mexico’s culture, food, and landscape set it apart from any other place on Route 66. Learn about the route’s history and where to eat the best chiles, plus get tips on driving across the state and advice on planning your time.

Neon Museum and Boneyard in Las Vegas

Weekend Getaway to Las Vegas

A weekend getaway itinerary indulging in all things classic Las Vegas: gambling, food, shows, kitsch, and true vintage Vegas style.

The Ohai Trail awards hikers with panoramic vistas of the island’s North Shore.

Best West Maui Hiking Trails

There aren’t nearly as many hiking trails on the West Side of Maui as you might expect. Much of the access in West Maui is blocked by private land or lack of proper trails. Nevertheless, the hiking options in West Maui offer their own sort of beauty, from stunning coastal treks to grueling ridgeline hikes.

A display of Thai newspapers.

Why Expats Should Learn Thai

If you’re going to be in Thailand for anything longer than a vacation, you’ll find that learning a little bit of the language will help you tremendously in every aspect of your everyday life.