Jefferson & Caddo Lake

Oozing vintage Southern charm, tiny Jefferson lies in the northeast corner of Texas only moments from the Louisiana state line. A well-preserved Civil War town, Jefferson was once the Lone Star State's version of...

Dead Horse Point State Park

Afflicted by a geology obsession? Give it full scope at Dead Horse Point State Park near the small city of Moab. The bones of the planet are fully exposed here: Red sandstone pinnacles and buttes,...

Castle District-Religious and Political Symbol of Might and Glory

High atop the hilly West Bank of this "Golden City" is one of the most beautiful sights in Europe: Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad) perched above the curving Vltava (or Moldau) River that flows below...

Lake Titicaca-Jewel of the Andes

Face it: The kids will talk a lot about their upcoming trip to Lake Titicaca—they just won’t  be  able  to  resist  saying  the  name. But  that’s  okay.  Once  they  get  there  and see  this  huge  deep-blue  freshwater  lake sitting...

Ojai – Real-Life Shangri-lai

When filming Lost Horizon in 1937, Frank Capra was looking for a sunny paradise to he Shangri-la, the mythical land of eternal youth. He chose the mystical, oak-covered Тора Тора Mountains that ring Ojai...

The Alpine Road and Zugspitze

The German Alpine Road (Deutsche Alpenstrasse) is one of Europe's most ancient and scenic routes, winding along the Bavarian Alps, the spectacularly beautiful natural border between Germany and Austria. For 300 view-filled miles east of...

Dubai-Built on sand and oil

Mention that you live in Dubai and you'll always provoke a reaction. Often, it's one of wonder ('Are the motorways really paved with gold?'); sometimes, it's one of revulsion ('Does that building site have...

Cappadocia,Turkey’s Most Unique Destination

With its incredible landscapes, ancient rockcarved churches and underground cities, cave hotels, activities like hot-air ballooning and hiking and delicious local food and wine, the Cappadocia region in Turkey’s heartland in central Anatolia offers visitors a one-of-a-kind travel experience. Cappadocia’s striking, otherworldly landscapes...

Mendocino

Perched on tawny bluffs and surrounded on three sides by crashing surf, the impossibly quaint Northern California town of Mendocino is among the state's top coastal destinations. Settled in the 19th century by Maine...

Discover Mondello

Think Palermo and you probably imagine crowded city streets rather than golden beaches. But just twenty minutes' drive from the bustle of the inner city is the seaside town of Mondello. Once a thriving...

Explore Fish River Canyon

At almost 100 miles (160 km) long, Fish River Canyon is one of the world's most impressive gorges and one of Namibia's national parks. It sweeps through desolate escarpments and steep cliffs, bringing a...

Eilean Donan Castle

Situated at the meeting point of three sea lochs - Loch Alsh, Loch Duich and Loch Long - and looking west to the Isle of Skye, the castle of Eilean Donan, or island of Donan, combines...