La Soufriere Volcano Crater – St. Vincent

My first interest in seeing La Soufriere Volcano was seeing a photo of the volcano crater. It was one of the most beautiful landscapes that I had seen and I immediately started looking into taking a trip to the island of St. Vincent. A month later I was standing on the beach in front of…

Read More

Pancake Rocks – New Zealand

Pancake Rocks, also known as Punakaiki, are a natural rock formation that take their name from their strange formation of thin layers of limestone stacked on top of one another like a stack of pancakes. Pancake Rocks are located on the West Coast of South Island in New Zealand. The formation originally formed on the…

Read More

Wat Chiang Man – Thailand

Wat Chiang Man is the oldest temple of Chaing Mai, Thailand and is located within the walls of the old city, near the Chang Puak gate. The temple was built in 1296 by King Mengrai of Lanna Kingdom. Wat Chiang Man is one of the smaller temples that I have visited in Thailand but it…

Read More

Windsor Castle – England

Windsor Castle is near the top of most people’s “must see” list when visiting England. Windsor Castle is located just 20 miles west of London, England and is the longest occupied castle in Europe. In addition to being the longest occupied castle it is also the largest castle in Europe. Saying it is large is…

Read More

American Bison – Texas and Utah

The American Bison are the largest land animals in North America. They are characterized by a hump over the front shoulders and slimmer rear legs. Both the male and female bison have a set of short, sharply pointed horns that curve outward and up from the sides of their heads. Their head and front part…

Read More

Naples Botanical Garden – Florida

The Naples Botanical Garden was founded in 1993 but the first phase of construction didn’t begin until 2008 and the current phase of the garden was not completed until 2014. The garden is located only 3 miles from downtown Naples, Florida and consists of 170 acres of open space, two lakes and several themed gardens…

Read More

Great Ocean Road Scenic Drive – Australia

The Great Ocean Road Scenic Drive is known as one of the most spectacular driving routes in the world and is an iconic Australian destination. The road begins at Torquay which is about 100km (62 miles) from Melbourne and stretches for 243km (150 miles) where it end at Allansford. The road was built by World…

Read More

Canals of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city that is comprised of about 90 islands that separated by 165 canals which total about 100 kilometers long. The islands are linked together by about 1500 bridges. Three main canals form concentric belts with each canal being larger than the previous, similar to our highway loops in large cities. The canal…

Read More

Helix Bridge – Singapore

Anyone seeing a picture with the Marina Sands Hotel in it will instantly know that they are looking at Singapore but few people will know anything about the Helix Bridge which provides access to the hotel. The Helix Bridge is one of the most creative walking bridges that I have seen. It is a modernistic…

Read More

Garden of the Gods – Colorado

The Garden of the Gods is a city park on the west side of Colorado Springs, Colorado that is nestled on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. The main features of the park are the towering red rocks rising hundreds of feet straight out of the ground. The Garden of the Gods has been…

Read More

Synagogue of Santa Marina La Blanca – Spain

The Synagogue of Santa Marina La Blanca was built in 1180 in Toledo, Spain and is disputably considered to be the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe. The name of the Synagogue is unusual for a Synagogue but the name is explained by its history. Its original name was Ibn Shushan Syanagogue but in…

Read More

Darling Harbour – Australia

Darling Harbour is a popular entertainment district located close to the Central Business District in Sydney, Australia. The waterfront district is home to a number of the city’s hotspots that are popular with both locals and tourists and they are all easily walkable. The harbor itself is beautiful and is a nice place for walking…

Read More