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Cancun vs. Cabo: Which Mexico Travel Destination Is Better for You?

Mexico is as popular a travel destination as ever (approximately 44.8 million visitors are expected to visit in 2019, a 5.6 percent increase from 2018). While beach towns like Sayulita, Tulum, and Playa Espiritu are coming into their own, Cancun and Los Cabos are still major draws for tourists. The two destinations emerged in the…

9 Amazing Cycling Tours Around the World

There are a plenty of reasons why exploring a place on two wheels can enhance any trip. Cycling allows you to travel at your own pace, create your own itinerary, venture off the beaten path, and engage with your destination on a deeper level. The options are bountiful, whether you’re looking to cruise along the…

A Guide to Snorkeling, Diving, and More Underwater Activities in Riviera Maya

Beach at Occidental at Xcaret Destination, Playa del Carmen Mexico — and particularly Riviera Maya — has plenty to love: great weather, beautiful scenery, and historic sites. Relaxing on a sandy beach, sipping a cocktail or two, and intermittently getting up to cool off in the crystalline sea are popular pastimes here, but for those…

The World’s Best Destinations for Rock Climbing

Whether you’re new to bouldering or an experienced traditional climber, adding a bit of rock climbing to your vacation is a good way to get out in nature and have a solid and thrilling workout. While there are thousands of great slabs worth climbing, here are eight of the world’s top destinations for rock climbing.

8 of the Best Walking Shoes for Men

Paris, France/Oyster On vacation, taking a walk is one of the best ways to get acclimated to the new surroundings. A stroll gives you the chance to scope out the scene, window-shop, peruse posted restaurant menus, and people-watch. But if you’re walking in uncomfortable shoes, you’re likely going to be miserable. Good, sturdy walking shoes…

The Best Things to Do in Mauritius

The tiny island nation of Mauritius lies in the southern Indian Ocean, about 700 miles to the east of Madagascar and more than 1,000 miles south of the Seychelles. It’s a long way from anywhere (connecting flights through Dubai and Paris take about six and 11 hours, respectively), but those who make the journey are…

Top 5 Tips for Hiking in Cinque Terre

Restaurant at Hotel Porto Roca/Oyster There are many reasons to visit Italy’s famous Cinque Terre. Built into the cliffs on an incredible stretch of the Ligurian coast in northwestern Italy, the five former fishing villages lure tourists with breathtaking views, pastel-painted architecture, local wineries, tasty seafood and pesto, and a national park of nearly 10,000…

8 Adorable Animal Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

The Sistine Chapel. The Taj Mahal. These are typical line items on a bucket list. And while we’re all for seeing the wonders of the world, as animal lovers, we have to confess that nothing makes us as giddy as a good nose-to-nose experience with an adorable creature. If otters holding hands warms your heart…