Mount Kailas

Though at 22,028 feet it's not among the highest peaks of the Himalayas, Kailas is one of the most beautiful. More important, though, it's the most sacred mountain in Asia, revered in the Hindu,...

Rembrandt House Museum

When Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69) signed on the dotted line to buy this large, impressive town house in the smart Breestraat area of Amsterdam, it seemed life could not get any better....

Big Bend National Park

Vast and wild, Big Bend National Park is a land of extremes, diversity, and a few contradictions. Its rugged terrain harbors thousands of species of plants and animals, some seen almost nowhere else on...

The Slopes of Mount Haleakala

Haleakala National Park is home more threatened and endangered species than any other U.S. national park. Invasive species are the biggest threat to the native plants and  animals.  Mount  Haleakala  is  also  the  proposed  site  for  the ...

Phnom Da – Island in The Rain

Steep steps rise from dense vegetation to this imperious prasat in the southern province of Takéo. Its hauntingly beautiful and remote location is not for the faint-hearted, especially in November when the twin outcrops...

Cantina Antinori

Italian wine producer Antinori has been harvesting grapes in Tuscany since the Renaissance, but with its new Cantina Antinori—a wine museum, auditorium, cellar, tasting room, and restaurant in one architectural triumph—all eyes are on...

La Sagrada Familia – The Flower of Modernismo

The unfinished La Sagrada Familia is scheduled to be completed in 2026. But will the proposed underground tunnel for a high-speed train, which may shake its foundations, be completed before the cathedral is finished?...

Kamakou Preserve – Hawaii’s Hidden Eden

Kamakou Preserve on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai holds many rare plant species — some so rare that they can be found nowhere else. With so many unique species in such a small environment,...

Forest Lawn Memorial Parks

The Forest Lawn Memorial Parks introduced a new type of cemetery, designed to be uplifting and a place of joyous remembrance. The use of themed areas and highly landscaped settings, incorporating sculpture and memorial...

Cuyanoga Valley

If there is one word that typifies Cuyahoga Valley, it might well be "surprise." To begin, many people are surprised by the simple fact that a national park exists in northeastern Ohio, between the...

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...

Lake Turkana

Appearing mirage-like in the middle of a vast, lunar landscape of extinct volcanoes and lava beds is the world's largest desert lake. A World Heritage Site, Lake Turkana, the most northerly of Kenya's Rift...