Few trees look more Seuss-ish than the Joshua Tree, and the best place to see them (not surprisingly) is Joshua Tree National Park in southern California. The average lifespan for these trees is thought to be about 150 years, although...More
May 22, 2015 License
The Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Badlands Wilderness Study Area in northwestern New Mexico is full of fascinating geological formations and fossils, too. It's a non-motorized area and there are no trails, but if you’re skilled in cross-country...More
June 25, 2010 License
In southwest Bolivia lies Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, a surreal landscape of about 4,500 square miles that mesmerizes visitors with its flatness, its brightness and the occasional wild ostrich sighting.
October 07, 2016 License
The nearly 1.9 million acres of Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument contain some of the most picturesque scenery in the western U.S., with sandstone cliffs, deep canyons, waterfalls and breathtaking arches beckoning...More
January 18, 2012 License
The highest mountain in Germany's Bavarian Forest, Arber Mountain offers incredible scenery, year-round. In winter, its slopes are home to skiers and snowboarders; in summer, people flock to take in the panoramic views, high above the...More
January 25, 2012 License
In the 1950s, a the behest of a power company, the decision was made to flood the valley floor in this area of Italy's South Tyrol region, creating Reschensee. While much of the village was removed, a church bell tower was permitted to...More
October 21, 2013 License
An isolated expanse of rock formations and cobble fragments, Sakoneta is a clothing-optional beach in northern Spain’s autonomous community of País Vasco. The swimming conditions are rough, with wind and strong waves, but the sunsets...More
January 02, 2016 License
About 7km from the town of Esperance on Australia's Middle Island, Pink Lake dazzles visitors with its unusual color. Why so rosy? Under the right conditions, the high concentration of algae gives the water its stunning hue.
January 27, 2004 License
These “fairy chimney” rock formations of Cappadocia in central Turkey are only part of the area’s allure. Solidified volcanic ash, carved through the ages by wind and water, leave all sorts of unusual shapes in the landscape, making...More
November 10, 2016 License
The most photographed mountain in Iceland, Mount Kirkjufell doesn’t only inspire Instagrammers, but hikers as well. Situated on the north coast of Iceland’s Snaefellsnes peninsula, it’s summit is 1,500 feet above sea level, offering...More
February 21, 2015 License
There are 250 rare Hawaiian plants in the Kamakou Preserve, and many of them cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The preserve, which covers 2,774 acres, is one of the gems of Molokai, Hawaii’s fifth largest island.
May 01, 2015 License
As Dr. Seuss wrote in "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" his last published book: "You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose." True. But if you need a little inspiration, this...More
July 04, 2013 License