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Colonial Shipwrecks of Colombia: Cartagena de Indias

<i>National Geographic Grantee and Texas State University Research Faculty Frederick “Fritz” Hanselmann and a top-notch team of archaeologists from Colombia and the United States are leading an expedition to locate and document historic shipwrecks off of the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Follow along</i> …

Easy & affordable... Costa Rica

From lush tropical rainforests and impressive active volcanoes to adorable photos of jungle wildlife, we present 25 travel-inspiring photos of Costa …

Costa Rica to Close Zoos and Free Some Animals

Costa Rica’s giving animal enthusiasts another reason to daydream of traveling to the biodiverse country—officials plan to close the public zoos and …

An Island-by-Island Guide to Caribbean Rum

Call it rum, <i>rhum,</i> or <i>ron</i>; just don’t call it boring. Often (falsely) portrayed as uniformly saccharine, rum is one of the most diverse spirits on the …

Reader Q&A: Hidden gems in Puerto Rico

BBC Travel reader Eleni Anastasopoulos is heading to Puerto Rico next month and is seeking suggestions on where to go and what to do. Our Facebook followers provided some ideas.<p>Last week, we asked our Facebook community to help Eleni Anastasopoulos, who is travelling to Puerto Rico next month and …

Top 8 Caribbean towns

Life’s not always a beach. The Caribbean may win hearts for its white-sand beaches on perfect turquoise coves and high-end villas with moored yachts, but there’s another part of the story: its towns. Some have histories that predate the Pilgrims, cobbled centers that gaze out at the water and …

How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …