Caernarfon Castle

All of the surviving castles that King Edward I had built in the late-13th century are impressive. But Caernarfon Castle… Read More

Waterloo Panorama Virtual Tour

This 360° panorama captures the entire painting inside the Panorama of the Battle of Waterloo. Read More

Panorama of the Battle of Waterloo

The Panorama of the Battle of Waterloo, in its own building next to the Lion's Mound, brings an old-world tourist… Read More

The Battlefield of Waterloo

Nearly 33,000 men died on these fields. And it was here, on 18 June 1815, that Napoleon's march toward nearby… Read More

The Waterfront of Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas, in southern Chile, reveres 16th century explorer Ferdinand Magellan. A massive new sculpture on the waterfront helps celebrate… Read More

Santiago’s Metropolitan Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral has pride on place on a corner of Plaza de Armas, a the historic and cultural heart… Read More

Napoleon’s Last Headquarters

Ferme du Caillou, next to the battlefield of Waterloo, is where Napoleon spent the night before the Battle of Waterloo.… Read More

Bruges by Night

The docks and canals of Bruges once bustled at night. Now it's still. And beautiful. Read More

The Belfry of Bruges

The Belfry of Bruges is the most famous landmarks is this charming medieval city. But it hasn't all been peeling… Read More

The Musical Instrument Museum of Brussels

The Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels has a lot to see. But it has even more to hear. Read More

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Flemish art has a well-deserved reputation for its beauty. Some of the best is on display at the Royal Museums… Read More

Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution

Unsurprisingly, Vietnam takes its revolutionary foundations very much to heart. They're shown off and commemorated in the national Revolution Museum… Read More

Ushuaia’s Maritime Museum

It's the jail at the end of the world. It would have been very cold, very drafty, and, even compared… Read More

Cathedral of Saints Michael & Gudula

Most churches count their blessings to have one patron saint. This one has two. Read More

Wordie House, An Antarctic Home Very Far Away from Home

It must have felt like winter was never going to end for the men who signed up to go to… Read More

The Standing Stones of Hintang

While the standing stones of Hintang in northeastern Laos don't inherently convey the kind of majesty of Stonehenge or Easter… Read More

Phonsavan’s Morning Market

At Phonsavan's morning market you can sit for a tasty bowl of freshly made steaming pho for breakfast or buy… Read More

Our Lady of Pilar Basilica

Despite a checkered history, Our Lady of Pilar Basilica in Buenos Aires has survived as the second oldest church in… Read More

Gliding Through the Glassy Calm Waters of Antarctica’s Kodak Gap

That the Lemaire Channel is nicknamed "Kodak Gap" is a pretty good indication that it's reliably scenic. When the conditions… Read More

Penguins in Antarctica

Penguins are a major draw in Antarctica. And it's no wonder--for comical antics and all-around cuteness, penguins are hard to… Read More

Mannekin Pis

It's probably the most famous landmark in Brussels, perhaps in all of Belgium. And yes, it really is a statue… Read More

Kayaking in Antarctica

There are worse places to be than gliding silently at water level amongst the icebergs, seals, and penguins of Antarctica. Read More

The Colors of Antarctica

When you think of Antarctica, you probably think of lots of white and blue. I was surprised to find that… Read More

Trinity Church, The Church at the Bottom of the World

Trinity Church is not the only church in Antarctica, but it may well be the most elaborate. Read More

A Beautiful Underground Oasis at Cenote Dzitnup

Cenote Xkeken, near Valladolid, is one of the prettiest of the 3,000 or so underground cenotes scattered across Mexico's Yucatan… Read More

The Rugged Charm of the Top of the Land of a Million Elephants

The rugged, mountainous terrain of northern Laos is beautiful. While well off the beaten track and not really on the… Read More

Climbing Kilimanjaro

We've made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. 19,341 feet. We're on top of Africa, far above the clouds.… Read More

The Trevi Fountain

Rome's Trevi Fountain draws massive amounts of tourists into its cramped plaza all day every day. Read More

Niagara Falls

Although not the highest or even the wettest, Niagara Falls might just be the most famous waterfalls in the world.… Read More

Boston’s City Skyline at Night

I took this panorama of Boston's city skyline at night from the end of Long Wharf looking back at the… Read More

The Churchill War Rooms

This was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's underground command bunker during some of the most dangerous days (and nights) of… Read More

Ho Chi Minh City Hall

Modeled on the Hotel de Ville in Paris, Ho Chi Minh City Hall is the seat of Saigon's city government. Read More

Luang Prabang’s Morning Market

Southeast Asia's morning markets are much more interesting than the night markets. Luang Prabang's morning market is no exception. Read More

Coba’s Mayan Ruins on the Maya Riviera

You'd never know it today, but Coba, on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, was once an important and powerful Mayan city. But… Read More

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul’s Byzantine Jewel

Hagia Sophia is old. Very old. The building that currently stands on the first of Istanbul's famous seven hills dates… Read More

The Citadel in the Imperial City of Hue

Inside the Citadel walls was once lavish and opulent, with ornate gardens and intricate pagodas. But the Vietnam War was… Read More

Paris Skyline

For a big city--12 million people and counting--Paris doesn't have the kinds of skyscrapers you might expect. Aside from a… Read More

Dong Ba Market (Cho Dong Ba)

Hue's Dong Ba market (Cho Dong Ba)--like so many of the markets around the world in places people rely on… Read More

A New Home for Phra Bang

From its fearsome gold naga guarding the main stairs, its incredibly lavish gold and red interior, and multi-tiered roof, the… Read More

Hanoi’s Vietnam Military History Museum

The Vietnam Military History Museum in central Hanoi celebrates the Vietnamese victories of the 20th century, first over the French… Read More

Winter Charms of Old Quebec City

Quebec City is a kind of Paris-in-miniature, set on a beautiful spot on the Saint Lawrence River and full of… Read More

Quan Thanh Temple

Quan Thanh Temple in the Ba Dinh district of Hanoi next to the southeastern corner of West Lake is a… Read More

Cu Chi Tunnels

I don't usually have issues with claustrophobia, but this isn't fun anymore. How people could live down here is beyond… Read More

Hoan Kiem Lake, Home of Hanoi’s Giant Turtle

Hoan Kiem Lake (also known as Sword Lake, Ho Guom, or Lake of the Returned Sword) is at the very… Read More

Lemosho Route / Day 1

Day 1 climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route, from Londorossi Gate to Lemosho Glades Trailhead to Big Tree Camp (Forest Camp). Read More

Lemosho Route / Day 2

Day 2 climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route, from Big Tree Camp (Forest Camp) to Shira 1 Camp, across the Shira… Read More

Lemosho Route / Day 3

Day 3 climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route, from Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut Camp. High resolution photos. Read More

Lemosho Route / Day 4

Day 4 climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route, from Moir Hut Camp to Lava Tower Camp. Read More

Lemosho Route / Day 5

Day 5 climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route, from Lava Tower Camp to Arrow Glacier Camp. Read More

Lemosho Route / Day 6

Day 6 climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route, from Arrow Glacier to Crater Camp via the Western Breach. Read More

Lemosho Route / Day 7

Day 7 climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route, from Crater Camp to Uhuru Peak (the summit) to Mweka Camp. Read More

Lemosho Route / Day 8

Day 8 climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route, from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate. Read More

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Tips, Gear Recommendations, and What to Expect

Tips and gear recommendations if you're going to climb Kilimanjaro for the first time. Includes suggestions for choosing a guide,… Read More

Hanoi’s One Pillar Pagoda

Despite it being a replica of what was once a thousand-year-old pagoda, the One Pillar Pagoda is today considered one… Read More

Wat Si Saket, Vientiane

Wat Si Saket (or Sisaket Temple), with an impressive collection of 2000 Buddha statues, is reputed to be the oldest… Read More

Australia’s Blue Mountains

Australia's Blue Mountains, with its famous landmark the Three Sisters, have long been a favoriate tourist destination and weekend getaway… Read More

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater has an unusually dense population of African wildlife and is one of the top stops in Tanzania's northern… Read More

Hanoi’s Oldest Pagoda

At 1400 years old, Tran Quoc Pagoda, in a picturesque spot on a small island in Hanoi's West Lake, is… Read More

Vietnam’s War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum presents an important but one-sided history of the appalling legacy of the decades of war that… Read More

The Mighty Maya City of Tikal

Tikal, in northern Guatemala, was once one the largest and most powerful of the Maya cities. Today it has been… Read More

Newark at Night from the Air

Newark, New Jersey, isn't exactly known as a jewel of the American northeast. But from certain vantage points, it can… Read More

The Chicken Buses of Central America

Central America is where American school buses go to retire. In the balmy tropical climes of places like Guatemala and… Read More

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is really two lakes. Well, it is depending on the time of year you visit. In the dry… Read More

Tarangire National Park

Tanzania's Tarangire National Park is famous for its elephants and baobab trees, but you'll also find an incredible range of… Read More

Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle has stood for 700 years so far. And there's every chance it'll stand guard of this corner of… Read More

Highclere Castle

You don't have to be a fan of Downton Abbey to appreciate the beauty of Highclere Castle sitting on a… Read More

The London Eye

It's a bit like London's version of the Eiffel Tower--a towering landmark that the city's locals initially greeted with skepticism,… Read More

Flores, Guatemala – A Caribbean Island 100 Miles from the Sea

I'm on a real Caribbean island. But it's 100 miles from the sea. Flores is a tiny island village in… Read More

Vientiane, City on the Mekong

Vientiane's waterfront seems purpose-built for beautiful sunsets. With a wide promenade and park, it's well used. And right across the… Read More

Prague, Bohemia’s Capital

Prague (or Praha, if you're Czech), the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of the continent's most charming historical… Read More

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

Even Uncle Ho needs a holiday. Even while he's away on his annual autumn sojourn in Moscow, his mausoleum in… Read More

Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

Just outside Antigua, Pacaya is one of several active volcanos that make up the Central American Volcanic Arc. Read More

A Washington Winter Wonderland

Heavy snow shuts down Washington DC, but it also transforms the National Mall, its monuments, and other Washington landmarks like… Read More

The Lakes of Hanoi

Hanoi has a lot of lakes. They provide a respite from the crushing traffic and incessant bustle in other parts… Read More

Sydney Harbour at Night

Sydney Harbour is a beautiful setting for Australia's largest city, and at night it really sparkles. Read More

The Hanoi Hilton

This is not a place of sweetness and light. Hoa Lo Prison, better known in the west as "the Hanoi… Read More

Vietnam’s Perfume River

I'm standing right above the middle of the river, 25 feet above the water surface. And I don't smell a… Read More

Town of 1770

It's an odd name for a town, but then Australia has a lot of unusual-sounding place names (see: Wagga Wagga,… Read More

The River Outpost of Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw is a small riverside town in northern Laos on the Nam Ou (River Ou), It's dramatically framed by… Read More

Narita-San Temple

The Narita-san Temple is a 1000-year-old Shingon Buddhist temple complex in the heart of Narita, about 40 miles east of… Read More

Gallows Point Resort

Gallows Point Resort on St. John in the beautiful US Virgin Islands is a fantastic place to watch some stunning… Read More

Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam was one of the great engineering feats of the Great Depression of the 1930s in the United… Read More

The Marina Grande Waterfront in Capri, Italy

From the winding walkways through the village and along the tops of stunning cliffs over the Mediterranean (there are virtually… Read More

Australia’s Picture Postcard Beach

Surfers Paradise might have a terrible name, but it has a fantastic beach. It's exactly what you think of when… Read More

Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rockies

It made for a stunning winter wonderland in the Canadian Rockies along the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper. Read More

Tulum, The Original Maya Riviera

There are many Maya civilization sites on the Yucatan Peninsula, but none has a more beautiful location than Tulum, not… Read More

Market Day in Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango is a town where buying and selling is everything. Its markets are reputed to be the largest in Central… Read More

The Town that Defied God and the Government

If God and the government had their way, Antigua wouldn't exist. But it's a good thing it does. With charming… Read More

Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) is Germany's most recognizable landmark and a powerful symbol of Germany history and the… Read More

Fireworks in Chichicastenango

Guatemalans sure love their fireworks. And Chichicastenango, in the Guatemalan highlands, is not a place that considers fireworks only night-time… Read More

Winter on St. Petersburg’s Neva River

There's something about the tone of this photo of a tree on the banks of the Neva river that really… Read More

A Stone Farm House Amidst Burgundy’s Vineyards

There's something about this stone house in the midst of rows of grape vines in the spring that really captures… Read More

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse on the Outer Banks

Ocracoke's lighthouse is one of the oldest on the East Coast that’s still in operation. Read More

Batfish in Blue

This shot of a school of batfish silhouetted against the sun was taken while diving off Vanuatu. Read More

Yuri Gagarin Monument in Moscow

Fifty years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space. The Gagarin Monument in Moscow is a an apt… Read More

Krakow’s Rynek Glowny at Night

This black and white panorama of the Rynek Glowny central square in Krakow's Old Town is one of my oldest… Read More