Soo Locks – The Busiest Waterway in the World

There's a 21-foot elevation difference between Lake Superior and Lake Huron, a geographical fact responsible for Sault Ste. Marie's place in history as the oldest city in Michigan. It's where Ojibwa settled to fish...

Charles Bridge – Europe’s Longest Bridge

Much of Prague's present architectural beauty was achieved during its 14th-century glory days under Charles IV, king of Bohemia and Moravia and Holy Roman Emperor. It was Charles who established a university in the...

The Rose Island Lighthouse

For seekers of solitude, former literature majors, and oilier romantics, the idea of a lighthouse keeper's job may be a perennial dream. The trouble is, nobody's hiring: Since 1990, all the lighthouses in the...

Gruene – The Dance Halls of the Hill Country

If you really want to understand the heartbeat of Texas music, you've got to scoot your boots across the well-worn floors of the legendary Hill Country dance halls, beginning in the tiny hamlet of...

The Loess Hills

Rising from the floodplain of the Missouri River along Iowa's western border, the Loess Hills are an intriguing geological formation matched in size and scale only by a similar formation in China. The region...

The Pantanal-Off Road & Under Water

The Pantanal hosts the greatest concentration of plants and wildlife in South America. However, recreational fishing and rampant poaching are swiftly decimating the Pantanal's wildlife population, and toxic runoff from agriculture and gold mining...

Salzburg

The old city of Salzburg is in a beautiful location between the Salzach River and the Monchsberg, overlooked by the Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg). The river divides the old and new towns. Salzburg was the...

Aspen-The Place to Ski and Be Seen

Colorado is Rocky Mountain ski central, with more than two dozen resorts. Among them, Aspen is inarguably the most famous and sophisticated, and is the wintertime destination of choice for Hollywood celebs and those...

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...

Stockholm-The Stepping-Stone City

Fourteen  islands,  scattered  throughout the  watery  maze  between  Lake  Mälaren and  the  Baltic  Sea  like  steppingstones, make up the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Some are small and distinctly isolated; others are large and barely distinguishable as islands. But just...

Provincetown

Toward the tip of Cape Cod's northern end, the highway that crosses the rest of the peninsula dwindles to a two-lane road. Then Provincetown appears. A seaside town surrounded by gorgeous dunes and inviting beaches,...

Lugano’s Splendid Villas-La Dolce Vita, Swiss Style

One of Lugano's special pleasures is a walk along the shady lakefront promenade and up to the magnificent 17th-century Villa Favorita. Built by Prince Leopold of Prussia, it is now the home of the...