Zanzibar. East Africa’s Spice Island. Tanzania.
HUNGARY’s Budapest, grandeur on the mighty Danube.
ICELAND. The healing powers of the Blue Lagoon.
Thailand. Chiang Mai, a land of ancient temples and spiritual introspection.
South Korea Seoul. A city of pop culture and connectivity.
The coldest, windiest, and driest landmass on Earth rests at the southernmost tip of the planet, where the fifth-largest continent stretches its icy expanse over five million square miles, all within the Antarctic Circle, and the site of the true South Pole.
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon that mixes Spanish colonial architecture, Filipino tradition, and modern skyscrapers. The Philippines is an archipelago that consists of more than 7,000 islands, with only 2,000 of them inhabited.
So large that it is often mistaken for a sea, Russia’s Lake Baikal is the deepest and oldest lake in the world and the largest freshwater lake by volume.
A sprawling patchwork of desert basins, rocky terrain, and mountain ranges, the Gobi Desert reveals itself in pockets of stark scenery and silence-dominated desolation.
Fast-paced, voguish, and overwhelmingly friendly, Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, is crowded and chaotic. With soul, diversity, and an intoxicating atmosphere, it is a city that you will find instantly addictive.
Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is old, complex, and biologically rich. It is also home to half the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and located in the southwestern corner of Uganda,
If I say Madagascar, do you say lemur? The one thing that everybody seems to know about Madagascar, the rather large piece of land that broke away from the African continent, is that its lemurs followed a unique natural evolution.
Tel Aviv, a city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast is best known for its cultural astuteness, liberalism, Mediterranean beaches, incredible food, and nonstop nightlife. Not to mention the savvy tech companies and high-rise buildings that line the shore.
Perhaps the greatest love story is that which saw Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan build a magnificent monument, the Taj Mahal, as a tribute to his wife and Queen, Begum Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess who died giving birth to their 14th child.
Zhangjiajie, a city in the northwest of China’s Hunan province, is home to the famed Wulingyuan Scenic Area, a protected zone that encompasses thousands of jagged columns, many rising hundreds of feet into the sky.
Paris has captured the hearts of millions for centuries. Marvel at the Arc de Triomphe, pay respects to the Unknown Solider, search out Monet’s Water Lilies at Musée de l’Orangerie and climb the 222 steps of the Sacré-Cœur.