Gary Chandler has lived, traveled, and worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for the last decade, co-authoring more than a dozen guidebooks to the region for Fodor's, Lonely Planet, and Moon Handbooks. Gary was born in Detroit, raised in a California ski town, and earned his bachelor's in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkley and a master's in journalism at Columbia University in New York City. His assignments have taken him from the rainforest of Honduras' Mosquito Coast to the urban jungle of Santo Domingo, from climbing the craggy volcanoes of El Salvador to diving the azure waters and eerie caverns of the Yucatán Peninsula. Gary also has worked as a newspaper and radio reporter, and is married to fellow travel writer (and The Away Network destination expert) Liza Prado. They live in Oakland, CA.
Fodor's Belize & Guatemala 2001
Fodor's Mexico 2004
Fodor's Mexico 2005
Fodor's UpClose Central America, 2nd Ed.
Lonely Planet Brazil, 6th Ed.
Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands, 4th Ed.
Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring, 5th Ed.
Lonely Planet Dominican Republic, 3rd Ed.
Lonely Planet Honduras & the Bay Islands, 1st Ed.
Lonely Planet Nicaragua & El Salvador, 1st Ed.
Moon Handbooks Cancún & Cozumel, 7th Ed.
Moon Handbooks Yucatán Peninsula, 8th Ed.
Gary Chandler's Articles
The Caribbean's Top Ten Hidden Beaches
Beach-travel expert Gary Chandler shares his favorite secluded Caribbean beaches.
Top Ten Places to Snorkel
Away.com Beach Experts Gary Chandler and Liza Prado share their favorite snorkel spots in the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico.
Top Ten Things to do at a Ski Resort (Besides Ski)
Ski vacations are an outing that powder freaks look forward to all year. But what if you have a travel companion who's not into swishing down the mountain? Problem solved with our ten favorite other things to do at a ski resort.
Top Ten Caribbean Festivals
Colorful, crazy, and Caribbeanthat about sums up these ten island festivals, where you'll want to get on your feet and party like a local.
Top Ten Alternative Spring Break Destinations
Beach Travel Expert Gary Chandler picks the hottest spring break spots and then offers alternative suggestions for travelers in search of something a bit off the beaten path.
Bodies in Motion
What do you do when your beach vacation has a bit too much, well, beach time? Get active—and make returning to that beach towel all the more rewarding.
Top Ten Colonial Cities in Mexico
The Best Maya Ruins You've Never Heard Of