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Praia do Espelho, Bahia, Brazil
The dirt road that leads from the hip beach town of Trancoso, Brazil, to Silvinha’s could be a luge run but for the potholes and the stream we had to ford. We arrived queasy and left with the deep calm that often follows deep pleasure. Silvinha’s...
Koh Chang, Ko Chang District, Trat, Thailand
Siam Hut has amazingly cheap bungalows right on the beach of Koh Chang. The bungalows come air conditioned or with fans, they have private bathrooms and there's a big communal seaside deck off the Tree House restaurant. At night they light these...
2520 Peniche, Portugal
Hire a boat out of Peniche, Portugal, when available, and travel six miles offshore to the pristine Berlenga Islands. Then hike, kayak, snorkel, and swim the day away. Pack a picnic lunch and feast on the beach. The perfect day in paradise.
1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, USA
Garden of the Gods is a geologic wonderland on the west side of Colorado Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak. It's easily accessed from I-25, the main highway that runs along Colorado’s Front Range and connects Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Castle Rock,...
Kebler Pass, Colorado 81230, USA
My girlfriend and I were celebrating the day of her birth with a lovely off road adventure. Once at the top, we decided to hike at the peak of Kebler Pass while witnessing Aspen trees as wide as truck tires. The towering forest, mingling with...
Maroon-Snowmass Trail, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Aspen is a playground for the active traveler. No matter how many times I visit, I always set aside time to bike to Maroon Bells. Rent a bike from the Hub, a cycling store in town, and be sure to bring a water bottle and even some snacks for...
Aspen Mountain, Colorado 81611, USA
In both the summer and winter, if you only have a day you must take a ride up the Silver Queen Gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain. The gondola cabs are all windows allowing for fantastic views as you travel 3,627 feet to the top. Once you get up...
637 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Downtown Aspen's Rocky Mountain high may have morphed into more of a high-end-high with its chic shops and multi-million-dollar cabins, but the resort's original quirkiness and skier ethos still bubble up from its gold-veined core. Take the city's...
1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA
The Summit Lounge is part of the Broadmoor Hotel. More than 200 small vineyard wines are stored in a Wine Turret inside a cylinder glass wine room on view from the bar. If you have enough time, you can work your way though the collection in a...
1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, USA
This rock formation is part of the Garden of the Gods and one of the main attractions. Very easy to get to you will know in advance you are there based on the parked cars and the number of people waiting to take their turn sitting under it. It's a...
308 S Hunter St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
La Palapa, located above Zane’s Tavern in Aspen, this is the best place in Aspen for authentic Mexican Food. Adorned with bright colors and festive Mexican décor, La Palapa serves huge portions of food in true Mexican fashion and they have all the...
216 S Monarch St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
One thing that you have to try when you dine at Rustique is the Mac n’ Cheese. It was voted best Mac n’ Cheese 3 years in a row at the Aspen Mac n’ Cheese Festival. Aspenites take their Mac n’ Cheese very seriously with majority of the restaurants...
520 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Aspen’s gallery-like Silverpeak Apothecary turns the notion of a head shop on its, well, head. No tie-dye here, just knowledgeable staffers who, like sommeliers, can steer you to a strain—grown on Silverpeak’s very own Colorado farm—to match your...
121 S Galena St #A, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
You can’t leave Aspen without trying the locally brewed beer at Aspen Brewing Company. Located on restaurant row above Over Easy, the Aspen Brewing Company has all the local favorites on tap. Get a sampler to see which one you prefer or try...
Goðafoss Waterfall, Iceland
The meaning of the name Goðafoss ("Waterfall of the Gods") gives a pretty good indication of how this natural site has been regarded throughout Icelandic history. Located between Akureyri and Mývatn, it is without a doubt one of the country's most...
40 Oxford Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa
Johannesburg has over 10 million trees and is touted as having the world's largest man-made forest. Experiencing the setting sun while out on the balcony, or just chilling out on a sunny Sunday afternoon is great with this many trees around. If...
RT 8, Morondava 619, Madagascar
Baobab trees, which grow up to 100 feet tall and 30 feet wide, carry a prehistoric grandeur worthy of their title as Madagascar’s national tree. Of the six ancient baobab species native to the African island, only the largest, the Adansonia...
4 Rue de la Herse, 68000 Colmar, France
An incredible French restaurant called Les Bateliers lies over the water just near the Rue Turenne Bridge in Colmar, France, providing a one of a kind view of the colorful historical architecture. If you had to choose one place to eat in Colmar,...
Via Roma, 51, 19018 Vernazza SP, Italy
There's not much that can improve upon this view, except maybe a cappuccino and a slice of focaccia bread. Lucky for me, I had both of those things with me. This is the view at the very beginning of the Vernazza-Monterosso hiking trail in the...
Ano Mera 846 00, Greece
A few kilometers inland from Mykonos Town, Ano Mera is a small Cycladic idyll of a village. To get a feel for how people lived before the tourism boom, wander the streets and smell the scent of fresh baked bread. The Panagia Tourliani church and...
8355 Giethoorn, Netherlands
Giethoorn is the most amazing village I have ever seen. Canals go through the entire village making it a little Venice of the Netherlands. You park your car at the boat dock and then you walk or rent a boat to see the entire place. Giethoorn is a...
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