Collected by AFAR Traveler
Grand Mesa, Colorado 81413, USA
Grand Mesa is one of the most spectacular places to see fall colors in Colorado. It overlooks the desert and the vineyards of Palisade. It's interesting to watch the mesa turn into an alpine environment as you near the summit at 11,000 feet. There...
Devils Postpile Access Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA
For geology enthusiasts like me, there is no better landmark near Mammoth Lakes than Devil’s Postpile National Monument. The tall basalt columns were formed less than 100,000 years ago when the lava cooled after a volcanic eruption. Stress cracks...
1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704, USA
For the time it takes most Angelenos to commute to work, you can be ferried into the alternate reality of Catalina Island, a romantic escape far from the daily traffic jams and urban sprawl. The evergreen-shrubbed hills spotted with an artists...
Willow Lake, Colorado 81611, USA
Most people that backpack in the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area usually either go over West Maroon Pass to Crested Butte or go over Buckskin Pass and camp at Snowmass Lake. A lesser known lake is Willow Lake. With fewer visitors, this is a secluded...
Mt. Whitney, California, USA
Here we are with my friends Steve and Stephanie - just waking up and enjoying a quick breakfast at Trail Camp (which is about 12,000') before ascending Mt. Whitney. It's not a technical climb, but it still sucks the wind out of you! We summitted...
E Pacific Coast Hwy, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The journey down Highway 1 is the iconic California road trip, and this coastal route is a great choice whether you're in Northern California, the central coast, or in SoCal. But there's something extra special about driving the Pacific Coast...
Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
Time it right, and the fall colors along Boreas Pass Road seem to glow. It's no surprise that this is one of the most popular spots for scenic fall drives in Breckenridge, Colo. From downtown Breckenridge, head south on highway 9 and turn left on...
3730 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
Take your Kauai exploring to exceptionally new and breathtaking heights. With Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tours, you will climb the highest peaks and drop into uncharted valleys to gaze in amazement at the tropical landscapes and naturally flowing...
Av Central, León, Nicaragua
The Cathedral of Leon should be a must see when you are in Nicaragua. As an architect I loved this site and really appreciated the stories behind the historic architectural design. The Cathedral was constructed between 1747 and the early 19th...
2115 Chemin du Bord-du-Lac, L'Île-Bizard, QC H9C 1P3, Canada
No matter the season, there is always something special to see at the Nature Park on Ile Bizard on the northwest edge of Montreal island. There are over 6 miles of hiking, walking, and biking paths including extensive boardwalks over swamps and...
Kapaa, HI 96746, USA
Swift streams and waterfalls continue to carve these vertiginous and rugged valleys as they pour down into the sea. One of the most stunning wilderness areas on earth, it also contains ancient Hawaiian ruins of graves, temples, house platforms,...