Ever wanted to navigate the streets of Havana like a local?
Here's your cheat sheet to the different types of taxis plying its streets...
Few places offer the opportunity to summit a country’s highest peak in one day. Volcán San Cristóbal offered such a rare opportunity. From its peak, the Pacific Ocean, sugar cane crops and peanut fields looked minuscule below. Not only can you reach its apex, but it is humbling to set foot atop one of the more active volcanoes in the region. The pain and the pleasure remain etched in my memory.
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Looking for a beach holiday away from the tourist crowds? Consider Costa Rica's Parque Nacional Cahuita on the Caribbean coast.
Take your pick of white or black sandy beaches beneath swaying palm trees and surrounded by a chilled-out vibe.