Chiriqui orchids, found in the Chiriqui Highlands

Finding the flora and fauna of Panama

While people often think of Panama in terms of its namesake canal, hat, and city, this little country is more than industry and urban glamour: it has a wild side. From resplendent quetzals (one of almost 1000 bird species recorded here) and neon frogs to a profusion of orchids and more than 1500 types of […]

coral reef off of Roatán

10 reasons to visit Honduras

Gorgeous Honduras has a bit of a public image problem thanks to its oft-reported crime stats, but any visitor will tell you that the situation on the ground couldn’t be more different from what’s heard in the media, and most travelers come back raving about a corner of Central America that is frequently overlooked. These, then, are […]


Top 15 Best Food Cities In The World

When it comes to exquisite cuisine and great restaurants, globe-trotting will pay off exponentially. The best markets, bakeries, kitchenware shops, dessert spots and cooking classes are all out there — you just need to know where to look. If you’re a foodie and love to travel, no doubt you’re in search of world’s premier food […]

Best Places to Get into the Holiday Spirit in the US

10 Best Places to Get into the Holiday Spirit in the US

There are some cities that shine like no others during the holidays. Some glitter with thousands of blinking lights, while others celebrate the season in ways all their own. To make sure our readers get in the holiday spirit, AOL Travel has rounded up ten of the top places to have a jolly good time. […]

Ziplining at Angkor

Alternative Angkor: Siem Reap beyond the temples

The Temples of Angkor are an iconic symbol of Southeast Asia and rightly Cambodia’s top attraction. But Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor, offers much more than temples and is emerging as an activity centre for the Mekong region. With microlight flights, ziplining, cooking classes, horse-riding, the circus and more, there is plenty to keep temple-weary travellers […]


Battambang: Cambodia’s lesser-known city

The laid-back city of Battambang in Cambodia’s northwest may have a sleepy ambience distinct from the more upbeat hot spots of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, but travellers who venture here will find plenty of excuses to linger. Battambang street scene © GuoZhongHua / Shutterstock A walkable centre, bags of old architectural charm, day trips […]


Island hopping off Cambodia’s coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you. Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in Cambodia’s south have hugely diverse beach […]


How to visit Ayuthaya and Lopburi in just one day

So, you’re taking the overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and want to visit Ayuthaya and Lopburi on the way, but your schedule is too tight to spare two days? Conventional wisdom says you need to choose one or the other because there’s not enough time for both. But while you certainly should give […]


7 reasons to learn to ski in Park City

Think skiing is for the alpine pros and those with deep pockets? Think again. Park City, Utah will charm you, no matter your skill level or budget. Jackson Hole, Aspen, Vail – many of America’s ski destinations conjure up images of isolated slopes, private helicopters and hefty ski-lift fees. But within northern Utah’s snow-laden mountain […]

East Africa's Nilo Azul (Blue Nile)

Best value destinations for 2016

Bagging a good deal on the road can be almost as thrilling as the trip itself, no matter what your travel budget. Make your hard-earned cash go further with our essential annual hot-list of where to go for wallet-friendly wandering, whether you’re hunting for a bargain or in search of old-school cheapness. Splurgers, look elsewhere. […]