Congaree

Say the word "swamp," and the first image that probably comes to mind is of a wet, sticky, mosquito-infested mire that few people would want to visit. Such an image certainly might have kept...

Biscayne

Biscayne, a seascape in watercolor, offers vistas ashore and beneath the sea. Standing on the park's narrow shore, you look out upon a bay that is tranquil on the surface and teeming with life...

Florence (Firenze), Europe’s Premier Artistic Capital

FLORENCE (FIRENZE), EUROPE'S PREMIER ARTISTIC CAPITAL, IS CRAMMED with paintings, frescoes, and sculptures from the richest cultural flowering the world has known. Renaissance treasures fill a host of museums, churches, and galleries, while the...

Venice

THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY RARELY DISAPPOINTS. "I'D RATHER BE in Venice on a rainy day than in any other capital on a fine one," was how the author Herman Melville put it in...

Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso

ITALY'S FIRST NATIONAL PARK BEGAN LIFE AS A ROYAL hunting reserve maintained exclusively for Vittore Emanuele II of Savoy and his family in 1856. In 1920, Vittore Emanuele III presented the reserve to the...

Townsville is Australia’s Largest Tropical City

Townsville is Australia's Largest Tropical City,having more than 140,000 residents.Huddled under the 1,000-foot-high (300 m) Castle Rock,it is functional rather than scenic.The city is northern Queensland's industrial center,home to James Cook University,and one of...

Canoe the Yukon River

Location Yukon, Canada You have just left the city of White horse, but already you have the teal-green waters of the Yukon River to yourself. Above soars a pair of white-headed bald eagles. The only...

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