Ibiza - November 20, 2007 01:22 AM
Idyllic beaches by day, hot club beats by night: if you’re looking for the best of both worlds, Ibiza is it. The tiny Spanish island has long held a reputation as the Mediterranean’s party child. Dancing, partying, and music are the obvious activities of choice during the summer season, but Ibiza also has plenty of gorgeous scenery, historic sites, and cultural offerings.
Reykjavik - November 16, 2007 01:00 AM
Reykjavik doesn't always come to mind when you think of Europe, which is exactly why we chose it. The vibrant, prosperous, hip capital has many cultural ties to the rest of Europe, including Scandinavia and the Celts of Ireland and England. It’s also visually breathtaking.
China - November 15, 2007 02:00 AM
China is one of the world's oldest civilizations and the most populous. Known for its landmark inventions (paper, printing, gunpowder, and the compass), its ancient written language, and its geographical diversity, China may appear a behemoth country out of reach. But thanks to technology, with a few clicks we're closer than before to understanding and appreciating its culture, natural sights and manmade landmarks.
The Grand Canyon - November 14, 2007 01:24 AM
The Grand Canyon was established as a national park in the early 20th century, but this astounding natural formation has captivated visitors for centuries. The Web sources below explore the theories, history, significance, and attractions of this behemoth tourist attraction.
Transylvania - November 12, 2007 02:59 AM
Transylvania, the northern region of Romania in the Carpathian mountains, is popular in myth and lore—it’s Dracula’s hometown—but it’s also an affordable and picturesque tourist destination, with all the beauty of Russia or the western United States. The region has also thrived during many eras of architectural and artistic trends.
Siena - November 09, 2007 04:00 AM
Siena, the pretty mountain town in Italy’s Tuscany region, was once one of the largest cities in Europe.
The Chinati Foundation - November 07, 2007 02:00 AM
The Chinati Foundation is a haven in Marfa, Texas where architecture and art share their space with the surrounding landscape.
Australia - November 05, 2007 02:00 AM
Australia has been and continues to be one of the most exotic destinations in the world. The “U.S. of the East,” the country boasts some of the most unique flora and fauna, more beaches than most countries can claim, an ancient aboriginal culture that still thrives, and snowy mountains to boot.
Kew Gardens - November 02, 2007 12:00 AM
England's lush and colorful tribute to flora, and a pinnacle of the English country garden.
The Shawangunks - October 31, 2007 12:00 AM
The "Gunks" are an athlete's paradise on a lake in upstate New York, right at the foothills of the Catskills.
Croatia - October 30, 2007 12:00 AM
This up-and-coming European gem boasts a variety of landscapes and vibrant examples of Eastern European culture.
Oktoberfest - October 26, 2007 12:00 AM
This harbinger of autumn is a celebration of beer that spans all tastes and several continents.
Fall Foliage - October 25, 2007 12:00 AM
Today we're covering the best showcases of American autumn and how you can witness them online or in nature.
National Parks - October 24, 2007 12:00 AM
Our greatest national parks are some of the best places to observe autumn, wildlife, and breathtaking features high up in the mountains and carved out of the ground.
Canada - October 23, 2007 12:00 AM
This untouched, underrated sanctuary of nature includes the Maritimes, an "ocean playground" that is just as unique (and more affordable) than some seaside havens farther south.
Japan - October 22, 2007 12:00 AM
Today we present some of Japan's artistic and natural treasures, manmade structures that often exist in perfect harmony with their surroundings.
Places: South Africa - September 17, 2007 05:00 AM
South Africa is one of the most storied countries on the African continent. Home to some of the earliest human fossils in the world, this small country on the southern coast has a tumultuous history of colonization and apartheid; a mix of cultures, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu; beautiful natural features; a variety of wildlife; and several bustling cities. We’ll be looking at these features this week, observing where disparate cultures intersect and how the country has made its permanent mark on history.