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A Train Ride from Kandy to Ella, Sri Lanka

It’s considered one of the most beautiful train rides in the world: sunlight diffusing through the fog, a gold light cast over the hills and the mountainsides covered in green rows of tea bushes. 321 more words


The Phipps Conservatory of Pittsburgh

I think the best time of year to visit a conservatory is in the dead of Winter. It’s warm and humid inside and loaded with the scent of fresh flowers and orchids in bloom. 119 more words

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Hot Tub at Sunrise

OK, can’t think a better way to start the day than a pre dawn walk on the beach and watching the sunrise from a hot tub. 31 more words


Breaks Interstate Park Trails

It’s not a stretch to claim that the Breaks Interstate Park, located between Haysi, Virginia and Elkhorn City, Kentucky, is one of the most unique state parks in the eastern United States. 352 more words


Templo Del Alacrán

The Templo del Alacran is located adjacent to The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort atop Cancún’s highest peak. It is not much of a peak but one of the few cliffs in Cancún that looks out toward the Caribbean Sea. 67 more words


Pine Mountain Trail (Pound Gap to Raven's Nest and Austin Gap)

Length/Type: Approximately 1.6 miles one-way, out-and-back; Difficulty: Moderate (some moderately steep but short climbs, poor footing in several stretches); Other Considerations: Access issues and a lack of reliable parking information are a challenge at the trailhead – see parking considerations in the introduction of this post.  1,522 more words


Taroko Gorge and Hualien city: Postcard-perfect views

One of the most memorable moments of our recent trip to Taiwan is the hike we did in Taroko Gorge. Although the beginning of the hike is quite challenging and I found myself wishing I had stayed in bed (“why am I doing this to myself” kind of moment), the feeling is quickly replaced by that of pure wonder. 619 more words