| Nov 4, 2012
TIKAL NATIONAL PARK, Guatemala — The woman in the shorts shrieked, grabbed her ankle and crumpled to the ground as though she'd been shot.
And in a sense she had.
"A bullet ant," surmised José Elias, our unflappable guide. "If they sting you,...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 5:00 AM
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| Sep 9, 2012
YUCATÁN PENINSULA, Mexico — What's the Mexican drug-war body count now? 47,000? Ever since the killings began to escalate in late 2006, I've been visiting the country less and choosing spots more carefully.
But the Yucatán Peninsula was an easy...
| Mar 31, 2013
Question: What are the travel requirements for going to Cuba? Is it possible to fly out of Tijuana, Mexico, to Cuba with a U.S. passport? Are there any other ID or passport cards required?
San Juan Capistrano
Answer: Yes, an...
| Mar 31, 2013
Here are some tips to add to your storehouse of money-saving knowledge. For instance, you can get money back when a hotel room rate drops. Or you may be able to get free airline lounge passes or a hotel upgrade. Here's how.
Getting money back if the...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 8:00 PM
MEXICO CITY — You might be hard-pressed to find the word "Mexico" in some of the advertising for tourist resorts in Mexico.
Brands like "Riviera Maya" often eclipse the name of the country where those lush beaches are located.
As deadly violence...
| Jan 13, 2013
MATA ORTIZ, Mexico —The place felt so familiar. The air was dry and warm and slightly smoky. Streets were unpaved, rutted, edged with weeds below ramshackle wooden fences. Swaybacked horses and muscled pickup trucks dueled for right of way on the...
| Dec 9, 2012
If you have the money to travel, you'll want to spend it the way you want to spend it. That means making sure rip-off artists keep their mitts off your dough.
With this in mind, the members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist have compiled a...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Japan struggled on Saturday to recover from its worst earthquake, which unleashed enough energy to generate a tsunami that threatened several countries along the Pacific Rim, including the United States where parts of California and the rest of the West...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Checkpoints are now part of daily life in Monterrey, a metropolitan region of more than 4 million -- Mexico's wealthiest and third-largest city. The brief anxiety that these encounters produce in people is probably the least of residents' worries....
| Oct 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Months after growing crime-related violence in Mexico prompted Princess Cruises to cancel stops at Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, the company has added the two Mexican ports to next year's itinerary....