Collected by Greg Sullivan, AFAR Founder
Brandberg West Mine, Namibia
One of the most desolate places on the planet but one of the most beautiful also. I travelled through this striking landscape for a week and fell in love with it a little more each day. Just when I thought it could get no better I would turn a...
For good reason Iceland takes the plaudits when it comes to stunning landscapes. My favorite memory of this country is driving along the southern coast and at sunset trekking behind waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss to watch the sunset through the...
21202, Lećevica, Croatia
Croatia may now be the go-to place for sailing and to some is ‘done’ but for me the reason why it is so popular is clear. Clear blue seas, warm days, hidden coves, great waterside bars serving some of the best seafood in the world. Sailing down...
Pantanal, Florianópolis - SC, Brazil
People talk about the Amazon as being the home to Brazil’s best wildlife. Few may argue with this but for me, the better place is the vast area of jungle and swampland that is the Pantanal in southern, central Brazil. I lived and trekked for two...
Red Square, Moskva, Russia, 109012
I lived in Moscow for a year a decade ago. My favorite way to capture the spirit and magnitude of this city was to take a post-midnight walk through Red Square. It would often be near deserted at that time and was never better than when snow was...
As the son of a Finnish mother I was lucky to spend my summers growing up in this magical country. A country that has thousands of lakes where the water is so clean you can drink it like bottled water makes for special place. Last summer I spent a...