A woman walk down a caged pathway in the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

Exploring Amargosa Valley in Death Valley

The Amargosa Valley stretches north of Death Valley Junction along Highway 124 and crosses the state line into Nevada. Here the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge offers a lovely side trip and pleasant oasis refuge from the desert.

Sailboats at a marina on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

Sailing Charters in the Virgin Islands

If your travels include dreaming of sailing on the balmy ocean, consider booking a charter in the Virgin Islands. You’ll have two types to choose from–crewed and bareboat–and no matter which you choose, the freedom to plot the course of the experience is all yours. Here are all the ins and outs of booking a sailing charter to match the experience you want.

On a grassy bank, a jaguar stalks something in the water.

The Endangered Wild Cats of Costa Rica

Costa Rica boasts six endangered members of the cat family. Learn about their habitats, appearances, and more from the small jaguarundi, about the size of a house cat, to the large, shy jaguars of Central America.

Balcon del Zumbador's patio tables look out over a sandy beach and the ocean.

Where to Catch Live Music in Puerto Rico

If you want to hear live music in Puerto Rico, you’re in luck. Festivals are frequent on weekends, filling parks and plazas with music. If you’d like to make it an evening out, try these local popular hot spots for events and performances.

The jagged Cerro Tatamá (4,250 meters/13,945 feet) is the highest point in the Cordillera Occidental.

Visit Parque Municipal Natural Planes de San Rafael

Located in the remote, little visited Cordillera Occidental (Western Mountains), the Tatamá Massif contains one of the world’s few remaining pristine páramos (highland moors). Access to Tatamá is through the Parque Municipal Natural Planes de San Rafael, a cloud forest where the main activities are nature hikes conducted by friendly and knowledgeable guides.

Entrance gate to the United Hebrew Congregation Cemetery in Guanabacoa, Cuba.

Jewish History and Heritage Sites in Cuba

A brief look at Jewish history in Cuba from the arrival of Luis de Torres in 1492 as the first Jew in Cuba to the high point of the community mid-20th century to today. A handful of Jewish heritage sites remain open to the public, including Cuba’s oldest synagogue and a Holocaust museum.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Sights in Zulueta (Calle Agramonte)

Calle Agramonte, more commonly referred to by its colonial name of Zulueta, is home to several sights worth making time to see. Especially make time to see the museums in the area, one dedicated to the history of the revolution, one to antique firefighting memorabilia, and one to Cuban artwork of all kinds.