8 Useful Items to Pack That Will Get You Out of a Bind

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Some things (that fourth pair of shoes) can be left at home, but there are others that can really help get you out of a bind on the road and should be included in your bag, even if you’re packing light. Eileen Smith shares 8 useful multipurpose items that she doesn’t like to travel without.

Wine Tasting in South America: Where to Go and What to Try

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Most people know Argentina and Chile as South American wine destinations, but there are so many more great spots to plan a wine vacation in the region. Eileen Smith explains where to look and what to taste throughout the continent.

11 Volcanoes in the Americas That You Can Actually Climb

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Have you ever wanted to see a volcano up close? You have more options than you probably realized. Here are 11 climbable volcanoes in the Americas alone.

Overnight Bus Tips From an Expert

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Considering taking an overnight bus trip to save time and money while traveling? You’d better read these tips from Eileen Smith before you commit to it.

Six Surefire Ways to Get Sick While Traveling

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Staying healthy on the road can sometimes be a challenge. If you don’t care at all and want to know the best ways of getting sick quickly, follow Eileen Smith’s advice.

Visa and Reciprocity Fees in South America

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Entry fees for Americans going to South American countries range from zero to shockingly high. Expat and visa expert Eileen Smith explains the situation and offers tips on avoiding many of the charges.

15 Incredible Desserts You Should Try on the Road

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Many people go out of their way to try local foods while traveling. Eileen Smith jumps right to dessert, with 15 items you should try when you can.

Where the Wild Things Glow: Where to View Bioluminescent Organisms

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Pulsing waves of light and tiny creepy crawlies and mushrooms that cast an eerie glow. Eileen Smith tells you where to see nature’s best bioluminescent shows.

6 Ephemeral Art Forms You Won’t Want to Miss

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Temporary art seems to be gaining in popularity in spite of the obvious drawbacks. Eileen Smith lists places and events where you can check out some of the finest examples anywhere.

15 Latin American Fruits to Surprise your Palate

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Fans of exotic fruit have an abundance of choices when visiting most of Latin America. Eileen Smith lives there and here she shares some of the most interesting specimens.