Places to Stargaze Around the World
Collected by Charu Suri
Lake Tekapo, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand
Even on a cloudy day, Lake Tekapo's brilliant shades of blue are caused by "rock flour" - finely ground particles of rock from the glaciers at the head of the lake and suspended in the melt water. The treeline is comprised of Monterey Pines which...
Benguerra Island<br />Mozambique, Mozambique
On Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, Azura is made up of 16 white-walled villas with pitched thatch roofs. Each villa has an unobstructed view that extends from the sand out to the sea. In the evening, recline on a wicker chair with a...
Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii is this great little town, full of fun history and beautiful sunsets on the coast. Lots of blue water, green mountains, and lava rock. If you stay in town, there are so many great hotels to stay in right on...
Km. 84, Calle Carretera Transpeninsular, Ensenada Blanca Loreto, 23880 Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico
During a spring trip to Loreto, Mexico I had a chance to check out the two-year-old Villa del Palmar Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula. Each room has views of Danzante Island and the Sea of Cortez or...
2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452, USA
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park has numerous hiking trails from mellow meadow trails that are great for nature walks with kids, to heavier hikes up to the vistas of Bald Mountain. There are also family friendly camping grounds and an observatory for...
455 Grand Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Key Biscayne is a historically rich, tropical barrier island paradise. The Ritz-Calton is a favorite weekend spot for laid-back Floridians. It’s only 15 minutes south of South Beach but seems like a different world in attitude and ambience....
Johannesburg, South Africa
Just in time to catch one of Africa’s famous sunsets, before the night sky explodes with stars, we’ll jump in to open air game vehicles and travel deeper into the bush for a truly African experience. Celebrate around the bonfires at this Bush...
Flathead Lake, Montana, USA
Montana is my home. I was born and raised in the Flathead Valley and made my living in the Big Sky until a few years back when my husband and I moved to Seattle, WA. But my heart will always be in Montana. Last summer, we made a trip back to my...
Mt Pinos, California 93225, USA
Star gazing is one of life's simplest but deepest pleasures, but city living can often hamper this by the sheer enormity of artificial light it gives off. At the top of Mt. Frazier, astronomers and star enthusiasts find a measure of peace and...
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