The Florida Everglades National Park is a slow-motion river, only a few inches deep but 50 miles wide and a hundred miles long, America's greatest wetland ecosystem. Among things to see and do, consider Marco Island, Everglades City, kayaking and canoeing, reading Marjory Stoneman Douglas' The Everglades: River of Grass, Flamingo, and the Anhinga Trail.
New York City seems as resilient as ever, perhaps aided by the city's basic exuberance and vitality.
The annual spring Cherry Blossom Festival in Wasington, D.C., has blossoming cherry trees, a parade, and the Sakura Matsuri Japanese festival.
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.
Beyond the new Martin Luther King Memorial, other newer memorials and attractions to see in Washington DC include the WWII Memorial, Museum of the American Indian, International Spy Museum, Women in Military Service, FDR Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, and Korean War Memorial.
Montreal and Quebec City attract visitors with their French flair, including Montreal's summer jazz festival and Quebec City's beauty on a cliff over the river.