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Natural Wonders

Breathtaking Natural Wonders Remind Us Why We Must Care For Creation

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion

Caring for creation is something that all the residents of this beautiful, diverse, and breathtaking planet have a stake in. The environment we live i...

22 Technicolor Dreamscapes You Won't Believe Are Real, Actual Places In Nature

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green

We are delighted by colorful displays of fireworks, tickled by the profundity of a psychedelic art exhibit. Even walls of glossy graffiti stop us in o...

Hummingbirds on Holiday

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

"Don't hummingbirds remind you of your mom?" Atticus asks solemnly, sitting quietly next to me on a stone bench nearby the spa he has spotted.

Son Doong On the Cheap

Courtney and H.J. Derr | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Courtney and H.J. Derr

Unless you've been under a travel rock for the past couple of years, you've probably heard about the discovery of Hang Sơn Đoòng (HSD), the largest cave in the world. The good news? It's now open to explorers.

13 Natural Wonders For Your Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

As humans, we built a Great Wall. We built some pyramids. We also built a lighthouse and a temple and some hanging gardens. ...but we can't just b...

Baby I Can See Your Halo

Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

Halo, nimbus, icebow... what ever you call it, this natural occurrence is really pretty, especially if it shows up while you're visiting a beautiful p...

This Place Is Unreal

Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

Take one look at Pamukkale and you'll understand why it means "cotton castle." It looks like it comes right out of a fairytale. The Turkish UNESCO ...

6 Places We Need to Stop Visiting Before We Ruin Them

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.15.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

These natural wonders and man-made marvels -- overwhelmed by thousands if not millions of tourists per year -- are being altered and eroded, some beyond repair.

5 Mind-Blowing Natural Sinkholes Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Ancient Mayans gave cenotes their name and thought the formations worthy of praise and sacrifice. Filled with ground-filtered rain water, the naturally formed pools of cenotes are super clean and clear, but also scrotum scrunchingly cold.

The World Is A Magical Place

Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

Nature, sometimes you're too beautiful for words. This incredible shot was taken by Norwegian photographer Haakon Nygård during a winter sunse...

Top 10 Most Colorful Natural Wonders

Cheapflights | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

Fall foliage is unique to certain parts of the world, but, if color in nature is what you seek, explore our top 10 colorful natural wonders. From rainbow mountain ranges to pink lakes, this list will satisfy your color craving even if leaf peeping isn't on your radar.

13 Stunning National Parks You Won't Be Able To See During The Shutdown

Posted 10.04.2013 | Green

America is a beautiful place, and we're fortunate to have an expansive network of national parks that showcase the stunning country we live in. Wel...

The Grand Canyon Three Ways: Mules, Helicopters and Bicycles

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.17.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

There are precious few things in life that combine breathtaking scenery, hysterical antics and outright fear. We figured that straddling a cliff-clinging beast of burden would certainly do the trick.

17 Natural Wonders That Will Fill You With Awe

Posted 09.04.2013 | Green

Oh, nature. Sometimes it's a little too easy to forget how crazy, amazing and humbling our planet is. From the the peaks of China's floating mounta...

The 'Disney' Of Africa...Here?

Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel

Earlier this week, Zimbabwe’s tourism and hospitality minister, Walter Mzembi, announced plans for a new theme park near Victoria Falls. Described a...

10 Amazing Photos Of Places You Need To Visit

Posted 08.07.2013 | OWN

By Pamela Masin You’ve thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We’ve thought of the not-so-typical yet completel...

Newest Wonders of the World

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Each summer, UNESCO convenes to announce new picks for the World Heritage List, chosen for their cultural, historical, and environmental importance. Check out this year's new crop of wonders and see which ones speak to you. Tajikistan, anyone?

Australia Hosts Reef Live Event to Showcase Great Barrier Reef

Megan Snedden | Posted 08.17.2013 | Travel
Megan Snedden

From a café overlooking the Eiffel Tower, a woman in Paris chatted with scientist David Wachenfeld as he scuba dived through Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

St. Lucia - Come for the Jazz & Arts Festival, Stay for the Island

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Dwight Brown

When they weren't listening to toe-tapping music on Pigeon Island National Landmark, festivalgoers dined out, went sailing, sightseeing, beach hopping, zip lining or hung out at a diverse range of resorts that offer travelers very distinct vacations.

Grand Canyon Bound: 10 Stunning Luxury Hotels within Driving Distance (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Summer is just around the corner, and if a trip to the Grand Canyon is on your bucket list (as it should be), there's no better time to visit! Whether...

Rooms With A View

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Nothing man-made can rival Mother Nature at her finest. For those who love the great outdoors, the most memorable vacations aren't at massive mega-res...

LOOK: 16 Reasons Your Life Is Bigger Than You Think

Posted 04.09.2013 | Good News

Sometimes, the world can make you feel so small. Well, you are small. But your life is an important piece of the most intricate puzzle of...

PHOTOS: The World's Strangest Natural Wonders

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Seeing is believing, so take our tour of the strangest natural wonders, and keep an eye out for what the powerful planetary forces may do next.

12 Things To See Before The Apocalypse

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With the Maya apocalypse fast approaching, now is the time to start crossing some things off your bucket list. If you've ever wanted to stay on a private island, gamble with your life savings, or treat yourself to the best meal on Earth, you've got less than two weeks to do it.

Submit A Photo Of Your Favorite Natural Wonder

Posted 04.23.2012 | Green

April 22nd is Earth Day, an international celebration of Planet Earth. While important legislative and social changes came about as a result of the Ea...