Mexico's Los Cabos at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, offer a vacation with resorts, snorkeling, fishing, and shopping. .
Denmark presents the traveler with an intriguing mix of civilized pleasures in Copenhagen and grand castles in a green countryside outside the metropolis, both north in Zealand and west on the island of Funen.
The Caribbean is the world's most popular cruise region, due to its sunny weather all year, its proximity to North America, and its many interesting island destinations.
The Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument celebrates the May 1980 eruption that blew nearly 2,300 feet of earth off the top of the volcano. Today you can tour the area and witness the recovering landscape.
For the appreciator of cheese, Dutch cheese is one of the gustatory glories of the Netherlands. The place to start is a good cheese store in Amsterdam. Beyond Amsterdam, you can visit the cheese markets at Alkmaar and at Gouda.
A cruise to the western Caribbean can take you on shore excursions to the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha in Belize, the Rainforest Aerial Tram canopy tour outside Limon in Costa Rica, and to the canal and Panama City in Panama.
"Saving the peregrine falcon from extinction has been the finest conservation success story in the history of wildlife," asserted Morley Nelson. He helped create the World Center for Birds of Prey, near Boise, Idaho, and the nearby Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
Getting Away from It All in Alaska: Flying in a Bush Plane from Anchorage to be Dropped at a Wilderness Lake. Ketchum Air flew me for an hour to Trail Lake and left me there.
Beauty of nature in a high-desert setting and diverse outdoor sports attract visitors to the Bend region of Central Oregon.
Nothing captures the magic of Alaska better than the adventure of flying across the vast wilderness in a small bush airplane. Consider flying Fairbanks to Anaktuvuk Pass in Gate of the Arctic, plus Denali National Park around Mt. McKinley, and then with Ketchum Air to remote fishing lakes near Anchorage.
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Brawny Vancouver, with its huge container port, and sedate Victoria, with afternoon tea at the dowager Empress Hotel, illustrate the contrasting appeals of British Columbia's major cities.
As we meditate beyond the 500th anniversary of Columbus's accidental encounter with the New World, consider following me to the historical spot where he first came ashore--San Salvador in the Bahamas.
Though the Grand Canyon of the Colorado is the best known "canyon" in the U.S., it is not actually the deepest. That honor falls to spectacular, 7,900-foot Hells Canyon on the Snake River of Idaho.
A cruise in the Baltic can take you on shore excursions to some of Europe's most intriguing cities. My favorite ports on a Princess Cruise in the Baltic were St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Berlin via Hamburg.
A major monumental sculpture to the horse, occupying a significant place on the American artistic landscape, can be seen at a remote location--Ruidoso, New Mexico.
The Pony Express Trail National Back Country Byway, southwest of Salt Lake, causes a traveler to ponder what life was like for those legendary Pony Express Riders, icons of the American experience.
The Phoenix/Scottsdale and Flagstaff regions, so rich in mountains and natural beauty, might be seen as "islands in the sky."
The former Yugoslavia, especially the Croatia and Serbia republics, welcomes travelers to Zagreb, Belgrade, and Dubrovnik. Art, history, and the beauty of the Adriatic Coast around Dubrovnik are the attractions.
Grizzly or brown bear viewing takes place at Alaska Bear Viewing Camp at Lake Clark National Park in Alaska. This was formerly Wayne Beyers' homestead.
Barbados is a Caribbean island offering the traveler Bajan civility under the Caribbean sun. From its white sand beaches to its seafood cuisine, Barbados presents an appealing option for the Caribbean traveler.
Hawaii's undeveloped island of Molokai offers a mule ride down to the leper colony, where Father Damien de Veuster helped the lepers at Kalawao and the St. Philomena Church. and at Kalaupappa. Hike also up the Halawa Valley to see historic plantings of taro. The locals gather at Hotel Molokai for Kapuna night, strumming their ukuleles.
For Hawaii, a guidebook to the ancient historical sites on Oahu and an outstanding naturalist-hiking program on Maui are the treasures.
Outdoor travel adventures possible near Las Vegas include visits to Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Red Rock Park, Valley of Fire Park, and the Overton Lost City Museum.
Though the island of Bali ranks unquestionably as the first place of interest to a traveler considering Indonesia, there are many appealing further areas to explore, starting with the great central-Java culture around Yogyakarta and Borobudur and the Muslim island of Lombok, adjacent to Bali.