Mission Beach – Make Way for Cassowaries

Somehow,  the  folks  of  Mission  Beach, Australia  have  managed  to  keep  their town off of the tourist radar—quite a feat, considering  they’re  only  an  hour’s  boat ride from the Great Barrier Reef. When you...

Isla de Ometepe – Sweetwater Island

Rising  from  the  “sweet  waters”  of  Lake Nicaragua,  Isla  de  Ometepe  is  the  largest freshwater-lake  island  in  the  world.  Essentially  two  volcanic  islands  connected  by  a slender sinew of land, the 276km (171-mile) Ometepe ...

The Birds of Lyme Bay: Oil Hits Jurassic Coast

Lyme Bay is a victim of commerce. The Napoli oil spill is an extreme example of the pollution and devastation that threaten any region near a shipping channel. In addition, some of the bay’s famed coral reefs have been ravaged by scallop-dredging operations. It would have been an...

Brussels Sprouts Anew

Brussels is as textured as the tapestries that put it on the medieval map. Never culturally isolated, this historic trade center in the heart of tiny Belgium now serves as the seat of the...

Leptis Magna

Leptis Magna is a UNESCO World Heritage site oil the Mediterranean coast of North Africa, in the Tripolitania region of Libya. Originally founded by the Phoenicians in the tenth century' BC as a trading...

Pantheon – Erected as a temple to all the gods

Located on the Piazza della Rotonda, the Pantheon is remarkable for its dome, which is considered to be one ofthe greatest feats of Roman architecture—not least because it is still intact after two millennia,...

Natural Bridge Caverns

The entrance to the Natural Bridge Caverns is a giant sinkhole which is spanned by the caverns' namesake—a 60-foot (18-meter) limestone bridge. A crawlway descends into .1 wonderland of huge chambers, massive limestone columns,...

Exploring the Arches National Park by Car

You can see many of the park’s most famous rock formations through your car windows, although we strongly urge you to get out and explore on foot. You have the option of walking short...

Menai Suspension Bridge

The project of bridging the Menai Strait between the mainland and Anglesey, to improve the route to Holyhead and the passage to Ireland, was discussed inconclusively from the turn of the nineteenth century. Cattle...

Top 7 Most Romantic Hotels in Michigan

Whether you live in the area or are just looking for a unique getaway spot, Michigan has a lot to offer couples in need of a little romance. With its laid-back beaches, quaint towns,...

Iao Valley – Point of Religious Activity in West Maui

Long a place of pilgrimage for the royalty and warrior classes of Maui, the Iao Valley is renowned for its unprecedented beauty. Today it continues to be one of the top tourist attractions on...

Winchester College – Famous boys’ school founded in 1382

One of the country's most prestigious boys' schools, Winchester College is thought to be Britain's oldest school with a continuous history, and through Thomas Arnold, a renowned educationalist who was a pupil there, it...