Collected by Meredith Blackburn, AFAR Local Expert
If you have never had the opportunity to see Crater Lake in person, nothing can quite prepare you for the intense azul waters reflecting the sky. The deepest lake in the US, it is made up completely of collected water from melted snow and rain...
Misiones Province, Argentina
Certain things in life are simply impossible to adequately capture in a mere photograph. Iguazú Falls is definitely one of them, and above is my best effort to convey the epic expanse of 'The Devil's Throat.' Situated on the border of Brazil and...
01023 Bolsena VT, Italy
There's nothing like a lake day to cool off from those hot Italian summer days! Lake Bolsena is lovely! Explore the medieval town and its history or go for a hike, but save a few hours in the afternoon for a picnic at the beach and a swim in the...
The little city of Banos is situated on the side of volcano Tungurahua and has gorgeous waterfalls like this one, the Pailon del Diablo or Devil's Cauldron. To get up this high the trail first drops about 1000 feet into the valley and then climbs...
Carova Beach, NC 27927, USA
Horse-lovers must visit the Outer Banks! The "wild" Colonial Spanish Mustangs, which have lived on the dunes since the 1500's, are beautiful and rare. Their history on the Outer Banks is interesting beginning with their overseas journey from Spain...
Waialua, HI 96791, USA
Ancient Hawaiians believed their souls would leap into the spirit world from this lava shoreline on the western tip of Oahu. These days, people jump off here in gliders instead, soaking up views of the Waiʻanae coast to the south, Mokuleʻia to the...
If you're in Israel, visiting the Dead Sea is a must! My favorite beach is Mineral Beach. The location is great, and for a small fee, you get a clean beach, spa services, lots of amenities, and all the salt water and mud you can dream of! Enjoy...
Never have I seen such natural variety in such a small area! The boardwalk begins just across the street from the ocean dunes, and as you walk toward the sound, the landscape changes dramatically before your eyes. First, you walk through a lovely...