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The most beautiful place on Earth? Sedona, sure, but there's more

Sedona, Arizona, calls itself "the most beautiful place on Earth," and that may be true. But if it is, then it shares the title with several other destinations.<p>I know because I'm in Sedona now — and wow, it is gorgeous! But it's not alone. There's beauty everywhere. And it's not just in the places …

Island Hopping: Small Islands to Visit from Oahu—No Plane Required

The beautiful sights that await at these small Hawaiian Islands are definitely worth the time during your next visit.

Wild U.S. Hiking Trails That Cannot Be Missed

Travel<p>These epic routes celebrate taking it slow in heart-racing places.<p>When you’re immersed in nature, there’s no such thing as a boring hike. But if you’re looking to discover some unfamiliar terrain, head to one of these five spectacular trails. Each one represents a different version of the …

Hiking

An Amazing View From Maui To The Big Island of Hawaii

After a couple of nights in Maui, we decided to hop over to the Big Island of Hawai’i (which is confusingly also called the island of Hawai’i …

Big Island (Hawaii)

3 Hikes Not to Miss on Oahu

Oahu is home to some amazing hikes that showcase views of the best parts of Hawaii. Most hikes in Hawaii are considered more strenuous than those in …

Hiking

Hawaiian island guide: Find the best destination for your interests

There’s no wrong choice when it comes to deciding which Hawaiian island to visit. They’re all naturally beautiful, they all have gorgeous beaches, and they all welcome visitors with the gentle “aloha” spirit for which the islands are known. But there are important differences from one island to the …

National Parks

America’s natural treasures: Ozark National Scenic Riverways

EMINENCE, Mo. – The steep gravel road ends at the mouth of Bay Creek, which is hardly a creek at all. A child could leap across it. But like the river it flows into, its waters are spring-fed, clear as a freshly scrubbed window pane. And refreshingly cool.<p>A campground overlooks this pretty spot on …

National Parks

National Parks Images

Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado<p>Feel Like You’re On Top of the World! Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect …

Places in Hawaii where fragile coral reefs make for great snorkeling

Hawaii’s eight main islands are surrounded by 410,000 acres of live coral reefs, sometimes called the rainforest of the sea, the Coral Reef Outreach Network says.<p>Because of the area’s isolated location, many marine species are found nowhere else in the world. It’s no wonder that this year Hawaii …

Snorkel

Here are 22 Indiana waterfalls worth exploring

Why stick to the Indiana rivers and lakes that you're used to when you can go chasing waterfalls?<p>Indiana waterfall aficionado Harold Allison told IndyStar in 2016 that his last waterfall count for the state came to 737.<p>If discovering Mother Nature's artwork is your passion, making the treks to see …

National Parks

Palouse Falls State Park: The Complete Guide

Palouse Falls State Park, which is home to Palouse Falls, is located in LaCrosse, Washington, which is not a place most people have probably heard …

Hiking

The 30 most beautiful places in the US

From breathtaking natural wonders to architectural marvels built by humans, America is a beautiful place with no shortage of gorgeous destinations to visit.<p>Based on travel rankings from INSIDER and other publications, as well as travel sites such as TripAdvisor, we rounded up the most beautiful …

AP Photos: Weeks later, Hawaii volcano gushes on

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A tour boat accident has drawn renewed attention to Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, but for Big Island residents the erupting lava has been an ever-present force for more than two months.<p>Molten rock is blasting from one last eruption site, a large cinder cone in a hard-hit …

Grand Canyon, Arizona: Family Travel Guide

The most visited national park in the U.S. is a must-see for every family<p>What to do in the Grand Canyon<p>It's no much "why go" as "why would you not go?" Visible from outer space, with rock formations that pre-date dinosaurs for about a billion years, the mile-deep Grand Canyon National Park should …

National Parks

10 national parks to beat the heat

Crater Lake in summer. A view from the West Rim, taken near the Lightning Springs Picnic Area. National Park Service<p>The Phantom Ship, an iconic formation rising from Crater Lake, as seen from the Sun Notch Trail. National Park Service<p>Mount Katahdin stands as a mighty sentinel overlooking the …

National Parks

How to choose the right Hawaiian island for your outdoor passion

“Which island” is a perennial question. We know that each Hawaiian isle is beautiful, unique, and guaranteed to make for a great visit. So that makes …

This Illegal Hike in Hawaii Is Nicknamed the "Stairway to Heaven" For Good Reason

One of Hawaii's most epic hikes, known as the Haiku Stairs, is famous for its stunning views and illegal climb. Despite being a steep 3,922-step hike — and not to mention dangerous since becoming damaged by a storm in 2015 — the ladder remains a popular destination among hikers and visitors.<p>The …

Hiking

30 Breathtaking North American Natural Wonders You Have to See Before You Die

When it comes to traveling, Americans often feel like they haven't seen enough, despite the number of foreign countries they may be lucky enough to have already visited. You might be determined to visit the famed Seven Wonders of the World, but did you know there are actually dozens and dozens of …

National Parks

5 National Parks You Can Get to From Denver

The National Parks are coming off their 100th birthday celebration, and they're looking pretty spectacular for centenarians.<p>Colorado is among the …

A Complete Guide to Canyonlands National Park

Travel

2018 June 2 - Jupiter Season, Hawaiian Sky

<b>Jupiter Season, Hawaiian Sky</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Tunç Tezel (TWAN)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaii has increased since …

Old Fort Harrod State Park

A full-scale replica of a 1774 colonial settlement in Kentucky.<p>Living in the American West in the 18th century was laborious, and dangerous. Families …

National parks where you can find solitude in summer

America’s most popular national parks receive more than 100,000 visitors a month during summer. But other parks fly under the radar.<p>Visitors to lesser-known parks can enjoy uncrowded scenic areas, unpressured ranger interactions and may be able to camp without a reservation. These parks are more …

National Parks

The Best Family-Friendly Activities in Hawaii

1 of 10<p>Visit the Aquarium<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Explore the Bishop Museum<p>3 of 10<p>Stroll Through the National Tropical Botanical Garden<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>…

The 6 Best Museums in Amsterdam

From Dutch masters to historical artifacts to the up-and-coming photography scene, Amsterdam is the perfect city to explore your cultural interests. …

Earth from Space: Hawaii

22 June 2007<p>This Envisat image shows the volcanic islands of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. Hawaii, admitted as the 50th of the United States in 1959, …

A Guide to Badlands National Park

Got Mount Rushmore on your bucket list? Stop at Badlands on the way.<p>At first blush, “it doesn’t sound like the best place to go,” admits Christine …

6 Under-the-Radar National Parks You Should Visit

You’ve spotted geysers in Yellowstone, hiked to waterfalls in Yosemite, and pedaled the Cades Cove Loop in the Smoky Mountains. Good for you. That means it’s time to visit some of America’s lesser-known national parks—places that draw smaller crowds but are equally astounding. At these hidden gems, …

Where to hike in Kauai to one of the wettest spots on the planet

While most people head to Kauai for sun and sand, hikers who head into the interior of the island will find themselves in one of the wettest places on Earth.<p>Mount Waialeale in the island’s interior receives an average of 450 inches of rain each year, which accounts for its lush vegetation and …

Hiking

Hawaii lava flow seen from the air

The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii erupted in May, but lava is still flowing into the ocean.

Geology