Tarangire National Park
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania — Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park is famous for its elephants and baobab trees, but you’ll also find an incredible range of other animals here, including some of the big cats.
Vientiane, City on the Mekong
VIENTIANE, Laos — Vientiane’s waterfront seems purpose-built for beautiful sunsets. With a wide promenade and park, it’s well used. And right across the river is Thailand.
Gliding Through the Glassy Calm Waters of Antarctica’s Kodak Gap
ANTARCTICA — That the Lemaire Channel is nicknamed “Kodak Gap” is a pretty good indication that it’s reliably scenic. When the conditions are right, it’s spectacular.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
WASHINGTON DC, United States — One of the world’s most visited museums, the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum has an incredible array of original artifacts from the history of flight and space exploration.
Myanmar’s Scenic U Bein Bridge
AMARAPURA, Myanmar (Burma) — U Bein Bridge has become one of Myanmar’s iconic landmarks. Spanning 3/4 of a mile, the foot bridge is reputed to be the longest teak bridge in the world.
A Beautiful Underground Oasis at Cenote Dzitnup
VALLADOLID, Mexico — Cenote Xkeken, near Valladolid, is one of the prettiest of the 3,000 or so underground cenotes scattered across Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Türkiye) — The Galata Bridge has multiple personalities. It spans the Golden Horn from Eminonu to Karakoy and provides both a real and symbolic link connecting two key parts of Istanbul.
Ushuaia, The World’s Most Southern City
USHUAIA, Argentina — Ushuaia claims the title of the world’s southernmost city. These days its main industry is tourism, serving as a gateway to Antarctica. But the town also has charms of its own.
Mexico’s Cultural Treasures
MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexico City’s impressive National Museum of Anthropology showcases the region’s endlessly rich and diverse pre-Columbian cultural heritage.
Luang Prabang’s Morning Market
LUANG PRABANG, Laos — Southeast Asia’s morning markets are much more interesting than the night markets. Luang Prabang’s morning market is no exception.
The Tombs of the Sultans at Hagia Sophia
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Türkiye) — The Tombs of the Sultans at Hagia Sophia show that the Ottomans were as serious about their art and decoration in death as they were in life.
On Top of Mandalay Hill, Myanmar
MANDALAY, Myanmar (Burma) – Sitting on top of Mandalay Hill, Sutaungpyei Pagoda features a large patio that offers a wonderful views over Mandalay City and the Ayeyarwaddy.
Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico
MEXICO CITY, Mexico – The Gran Hotel Cuidad de Mexico is an Art Nouveau gem in the heart of Mexico City’s historic district. It sits right on the Zocalo.
HIGHCLERE CASTLE, United Kingdom — You don’t have to be a fan of Downton Abbey to appreciate the beauty of Highclere Castle sitting on a stately hill in the English countryside of Hampshire about two hours west of London.
North Stradbroke Island, Australia
NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND, Australia — Known to the locals as “Straddie,” North Stradbroke Island near Brisbane separates southern Moreton Bay from the Pacific Ocean. With miles of spectacular ocean beaches and an abundance of local marine life such as whales, sharks, turtles, and dolphins, it’s a popular summer holiday destination and yet still manages to feel remote.
Guatemala City’s Zona 1
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Guatemala City isn’t a popular tourist destination, in large part because of the scourge of violent crime, but there are some things worth seeing in this otherwise crowded and poverty-stricken city.
GRANADA, Nicaragua — Granada’s market is especially good. It’s large and colorful, pungent and bustling. And it’s the only show in town, so everything is concentrated here.
The Colors of Antarctica
ANTARCTICA – When you think of Antarctica, you probably think of lots of white and blue. I was surprised to find that it’s a lot more colorful than that.