9 Top Attractions & Things to Do in Mt. Hood National Forest, OR

Towering over northern Oregon and within eyesight of the streets of Portland, Mount Hood stands at 11,240 feet and is the highest mountain in the state. This dormant stratovolcano is home to ski resorts, summer recreation areas, and historic tourist attractions. It is also the centerpiece for the more than one million acres of Mt. Hood National Forest. The main attractions of Mount Hood Nat

Austria’s Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the Aqua Dome is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding landscape. This includes the spiked roof of the observation tower and the conical structure that connec

19th Century ‘Devil’s Bridge’ Uses Its Reflection to Form a Perfect Circle

At first glance, it looks as though nature has created a perfect circle that frames the gorgeous landscape of Germany's Kromlauer Park. But look a little longer and you'll realize that this stunning sight is the result of a clever optical illusion. An arched bridge called Rakotzbrücke, or devil’s bridge, is responsible for fooling your eye. Rakotzbrücke was commissioned by a knight

Classic Kiwi holiday spots that no longer exist: Elephant Rock, Taranaki

SUPPLIED/PHOTOLOCATIONS.CO.NZ Elephant Rock in its heyday. Once upon a time in a kingdom not at all far away a unique elephant enchanted visitors from around the world. Dipping its feet into the water of a black-sand beach near Tongaporutu in North Taranaki, Elephant Rock was one of the most iconic rock formations along a coastline renowned for its dramatic scenery. Solid roc

10 Incredible Photos Of ‘Infrared Forests’

If you’ve seen pictures of forests that are colored red and pink, you might have wondered what makes them so. No, it’s not Photoshop -- in fact, these are called infrared forest images, and they can help us see details about natural reserves that we wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. It’s super interesting to learn about how different types of light convey details about the health and

20 Photos Of The Plitvice Lakes In Croatia That Will Have Us Booking Flights Tomorrow

The national park has 295 square kilometers worth of lush forest reserve right in central Croatia. The world has a plethora of wondrous places to explore. Each and every country has something to offer and something new to discover. If you're plotting a trip to Eastern Europe, you have to visit picturesque Croatia. The stunning country is situated along the coastline of the Adriatic Sea. The

A forest fit for a mysterious fairy tale Black Spur, Australia

Location The Black Spur is located about 60 km. east-north-east of Melbourne, on the Maroondah Highway, between Healesville and Marysville. To reach the Black Spur, you have to travel along the Eastern Arterial to Ringwood Bypass, then turn left at Maroondah Highway until you arrive at Healesville. Alternatively, you can travel through Cardinia Reservoir to Emerald, then to Yarra Junction and War

Why You Need to Go to the Faroe Islands, in 10 Stunning Images

The other-worldly majesty of the Faroe Islands captured in a set of stunning drone images by a photographer who said the archipelago 'just doesn't look real' The Faroe Islands are located between Iceland and Norway - a place where sheep outnumber people These stunning images of the archipelago were taken by Brazilian Henrique Murta, who visited with his father The pictures were commended in t

15 national parks for fall color

What better place to witness the changing of the seasons than at your favorite National Park? These 15 national parks offer spectacular fall foliage viewing, as evidenced by these stunning photographs. Find out the best times to visit below, and as always, don't forget to follow "leave no trace" principles when visiting wild places. 1. Yosemite National Park, Calif

10 Breathtaking Frozen Lakes, Oceans And Ponds, That Look Like Art

Lakes and ponds might look nice, but the cold of winter just elevates them to another dimension. As you might have seen in our previous post, freezing water creates an astonishing variety of patterns: from jagged lines or frozen bubbles to perfect snowflakes with every imaginable shade of blue, green and white. How surreal is the fact that you can walk over this beauty! Vote for the most impre

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