Cashel is a little town in Ireland that holds some of the country’s greatest tourist attractions – most prominent being the iconic Rock of Cashel. The Rock of Cashel is a group of medieval ruins that were built on an outcrop of limestone. These building include a 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, a 13th century Gothic cathedral, a 15th century castle, and the Hall of the Vicars Choral which has been restored. Continue reading →
Escape to a paradise unlike any other. Here you’ll find no crowds, no endless stretches of white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, or coconut beverages (…not that white sandy beaches and palm trees aren’t my thing), but here off Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast, you’ll find a much more rugged, and beautifully invigorating experience.
Cabo de Gata, is also known as the Nijar Nature Reserve, which UNESCO designated a Biosphere Reserve. One of the most arid regions of Europe, its unique climate offers breathtaking vistas, prickly pear cactus, agave and bright wildflowers, as well as dramatic coral and flourishing marine life. Although it might take a little extra work to get to, (aka: hiking), it sure looks like it may be well worth it. Continue reading →
The West Coast of the United States is well known for its striking beauty against the Pacific Ocean. Oregon however holds many more natural treasures in its state than just where it meets the ocean.
Led by fur trappers and traders, the Oregon territory was settled by those following the Oregon trail. Oregon became the 33rd state on Feb. 14th of 1859. Lewis and Clarke also ventured through the lands as they searched the uncharted territories of the west. Continue reading →
Prepare yourself for some of the most beautiful desert pictures you’ve ever seen. Seriously…choosing just a handful of them I must say, was extremely difficult. The Namib Desert is a beautiful coastal desert located in southeastern Africa. Running about 1,200 miles along the Atlantic Coast, the Namib covers an area from Angola through Namibia and into the northwestern tip of South Africa. Continue reading →
It is a place that you could certainly put on your bucket list. Luxor, Egypt is home to some of the most magnificent ancient ruins. Although the pyramids may be Egypt’s most recognizable landmarks, the columns and statues that stand tall in the Egyptian city are just as amazing. Continue reading →
The Happiest Place on Earth. The place that answers the infamous question, “Now that you just ___ (i.e. won the lottery) what are you going to do next?” The place where children call the shots. The place that has magically long lines and excitingly high priced foods. Now you can experience Disneyland anywhere. Disneyland has expanded to truly be around the world, with locations in Anaheim, California; Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong, China; and Paris, France. Disneyland Shanghai is set to open in 2016. Continue reading →
Guam has been in the news recently for sad reasons. As North Korea’s Kim Jong-un threatens the United States with talk of using nuclear missiles, Guam has been mentioned as a potential target. And with reports from South Korea that a missile of considerable range has been moved to North Korea’s east coast, the threats are enough to make us at least nervous. As a territory of the United States, protecting Guam will be a priority to the US. It would be tragic if anything were to happen to the beautiful island. Continue reading →
The beautiful alpine Lake Tahoe sits between California and Nevada, famous for its crystal clear waters even though it’s the second deepest lake in the U.S. Aided by the mountains surrounding the lake, Lake Tahoe serves as a major tourist attraction year round, with avid skiiers traveling to the famous ski resorts. Continue reading →
If you’re someone who loves the natural beauty of the earth, then these pictures are for you. There are a few colored lakes found in Indonesia, most form because of minerals that are deposited into the different lakes. Kelimutu is a volcano that houses three crater lakes of strikingly different colors, typically red, green and blue, but the colors do vary. Their vivid colors are breath taking, unique because of the different minerals that produce a chemical reaction to turn the lakes their colors. The chemical reaction might be triggered by volcanic gases. Continue reading →