Costa Rica and Belize are just a few options for adventure and ecotourism in Central America. Go white-water rafting, go hiking in a rain forest, go balance an egg on the true equator—but don’t go without reading these insider’s guides first.
Nicaragua: Insider’s Guide
by Pierre Gédéon | October 12, 2019
Nicaragua is relatively undeveloped and packed with all kinds of adventures, whether your tastes run to sandboarding down volcanoes or just watching the incredible sunsets.
Costa Rica’s Natural Wonders: Insider’s Guide
by Priscilla Jimenez | May 31, 2019
An insider's guide to nature vacations in Costa Rica: prime hiking and birding destinations, where to go white-water rafting, and beaches worth the trek.
Belize Insider’s Guide: Azure Waters, Green Jungle
by Patricia Johnson and Rachael Wilson | January 22, 2019
Panama: Insider’s Guide
by Eric Sheets | December 15, 2018
Expert travel advice on Panama: best hotels, great restaurants, and hidden gems.
Quito and the Northern Andes, Ecuador: Insider’s Guide
by Allie Almario | May 30, 2018
Bookmark these Ecuador travel tips: Quito’s best nooks, why you have to try guinea pig, the attractions you can skip, and the ones nobody should miss.
Luxury Eco-Travel in Costa Rica: Insider’s Guide
by Irene Edwards | November 17, 2016
Our Costa Rica insider’s guide shows you how to do eco-travel right, without giving up one bit of luxury.
We Had the Best Family Trip in Whistler and We Never Put on Skis
by Timothy Baker | March 23, 2016
Every State’s Coronavirus and Travel Information
by Billie Cohen | October 6, 2020
Uzbekistan Is the Family Vacation Idea You've Been Missing
by Brook Wilkinson | March 24, 2016
Culture for the Self-Quarantined: Virtual Museums, Historic Landmarks, Concerts, and More
by Billie Cohen | April 2, 2020
Cuba for Thanksgiving: Travel Deal for Our Readers
by Billie Cohen | July 29, 2016
The Least Expensive Weeks to See Your Favorite Destinations This Summer
by Wendy Perrin | May 12, 2015
Three Things You Should Always Stop for on a Road Trip
by Billie Cohen | August 25, 2016
The Best Chip Credit Card for Travel in Europe
by Wendy Perrin | April 14, 2014
A Trip to Croatia: Start with our Questionnaire
by Wendy Perrin | November 13, 2018
I’m not a travel agent—I’m a journalist who has spent the past 30 years reporting on how to travel smarter. To reduce your risk and maximize travel in the time of COVID—meaning, no crowds, savvy logistics, local leverage, VIP access—click to Ask Wendy.