Visit Shark Valley to discover the “True Everglades,” be awed by close encounters with wildlife, and take in the spaciousness of the vast River of Grass and the big subtropical sky.Continue reading Shark Valley: Close Encounters with Wildlife in Everglades National Park (Florida)
Pikes Peak is the Colorado mountain that can’t be missed! That’s because of the views from its summit that inspired the song “America The Beautiful” and because it’s so big, you literally can’t miss it.Continue reading America’s Mountain: Pikes Peak (Colorado)
The Malecón is the famous Havana seawall, sidewalk, and road known for the fresh breeze from the sea, views of stars at night, and cruising in classic cars.Continue reading Iconic Seaside Esplanade: The Malecón of Havana (Cuba)
Combining the stunning landscape and abundant wildlife of Kachemak Bay with the outstanding food scene, culture, and people of Homer, makes this corner of the world an ideal Happier Place destination.Continue reading Whales, Birds, Otters, and Mountains Rising From the Sea: Kachemak Bay and Homer (Alaska)
Join us on a virtual road trip to the outstanding landscapes and culture of New Mexico that inspired painter Georgia O’Keeffe and photographer Ansel Adams.Continue reading New Mexico: The Sights That Inspired Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams
Relax and re-energize in Key West’s best kept secret! Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is just a short bike ride from party-central Duval Street – but a world apart. A natural world! And of course, there’s history, too!Continue reading Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park (Key West, Florida)
The ruins of the vast Maya city of Chichén Itzá are astonishing in scale, history, and artistic detail. Not surprising, it’s considered one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.Continue reading Wonder of the World: Chichén Itzá (Yucatán, Mexico)
Bahia Honda State Park is more than your average Florida Keys Nature Getaway. Besides the beaches, flowers, snorkeling and fishing, the undeniable attraction is a 100-year-old abandoned railway bridge and the unique vantage point it offers.Continue reading Florida Keys Highlight: Bahia Honda State Park (Florida)
Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of those places you really have to see to believe. The scale! The contrast! It looks like part of the Sahara Desert was dropped into the Rocky Mountains.Continue reading See It To Believe It: Great Sand Dunes National Park (Colorado)
This hidden gem of the Black Hills is the reason you should visit South Dakota: Custer State Park and Needles Highway. Of course, you could also check out Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse while you’re there.Continue reading Custer State Park and the Amazing Needles Highway (South Dakota)
The vast and diverse Prospect Park in Brooklyn is arguably the best park in New York City – maybe in the world. But we’re probably as biased as the thousands of others who have called this park their backyard.Continue reading The Green Heart of Brooklyn: Prospect Park (Brooklyn, NY)
Legendary Weeki Wachee Springs is pure Florida magic. It’s a 1940s roadside attraction featuring live mermaids, a modern water park at a natural spring and a gateway to exploring miles of lush nature by kayak or SUP.Continue reading Meet Mermaids and Paddle A Crystal Clear River: Weeki Wachee Springs and River (Florida)
The Mediterranean island Mallorca is one of those magical places where the mountains meet the sea, where wildlife mingles with historic buildings, and the weather is as lovely as the food.Continue reading Where Mountains Meet the Sea: The Quieter Side of Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain)
The unusual Saguaro National Park is a stunning nature getaway that’s especially enjoyable during the cooler months. Named after the iconic Saguaro cactus, it’s a must-visit for all who have dreamed of seeing the Wild West.
Devils Tower was declared the first US National Monument in 1906. At that point, it had already been a sacred site to Native American tribes for centuries. They just called it by more inviting names.
Big, refreshing and super fun Brooklyn Bridge Park stretches along the East River and features must-see NYC vistas, a fresh breeze from the open water, beautiful gardens and lots of opportunities to play and relax among diverse nature.