Nature

The great outdoors. Sights, sounds, smells. Nature is a wonderful spot to get lost.

Pierce County, Washington, United States

Mt. Rainier National Park

With a glacier-lined, active volcano as its centerpiece, it’s no surprise that this gem of a national park has a long history of daring adventure.

Greely, Pennsylvania, United States

Camp Timber Tops

Coming here since 1961, campers have come to the Poconos to take part in Camp Timber Tops---we hope the cabins have heating.

Stevenson, Washington, United States

Stevenson Landing

This remote landing finds itself in a triangle of volcanic activity.

Whitefish, Montana, United States

Whitefish Mountain Resort

No, your eyes don’t deceive you. Ghosts indeed haunt this special ski resort, but they’re friendlier than you’d think — and they can only be found here.

Tropoja, Albania

Valbona Valley

This untamed haven of mountains, caves, and rivers has a special place in Albanian culture.

Glenfinnan, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Would you believe the longest concrete railway bridge in Scotland was built by a man named “Concrete Bob”?

Fort William, Scotland

The Nevis Range Mountain Gondola

Following in the footsteps of your heroes is never easy, but if your hero is Sir Hugh Munro you’ve got a tough mountain to climb to reach your goal.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Snunits

These swallows set sail from the storied harbor of the ancient city of Jaffa, from which Tel Aviv has grown.

South Island, New Zealand

Ski-Plane

The founder of this aviation-based business piloted the first retractable ski-plane in September of 1955 (with the adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary among his passengers).

Hamilton, New Zealand

Hot Air Balloon

It is tradition that each time a hot-air balloon lands, champagne is shared.

Masada National Park, Israel

Camel Crossing

Camels in this UNESCO world heritage site are ridden almost exclusively by tourists seeking the romance of a bygone era.

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Kibo Hut

Nearly every climber who has summited since has recorded his or her thoughts about the extreme accomplishment in a book stored in a wooden box at the top.

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Our Lady of the Rocks

Perast’s most famous landmark is this artificial islet, with a curious history, surrounded as much by legend as it is by water.

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Pletna Boat

Special boats running atop a picturesque Alpine lake located near the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana.

Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, United States

Snowcat

Hop in a snowcat, and enjoy the ride through thick pine forests until eventually hitting a dead-end at an enormous underground vault shrouded in secrecy.

Lake Nipissing, Canada

Ice-Fishing Shacks

These humble winter homes do not merely provide accommodation for some sort of recreational activity, they enable a way of life.

Gustavus, Alaska, United States

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

This Alaskan park is treated as a sanctuary for one species of particular note: the rare blue bear, also known as the glacier bear.

Millinocket, Maine, United States

Baxter State Park

When Maine governor Percival Baxter established Baxter State Park, he wrote into its deed that it would remain "forever wild".

South Island, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo

During the summer, the waters of New Zealand’s Lake Tekapo turn a magical shade of blue thanks to fine particles of rock deposited from surrounding glaciers, which reflect the sun and lend the lake its glowing, almost neon, hue.

Twin Mountain, New Hampshire, United States

The Motel at Twin Mountain

A traditional family campground set against the backdrop of the visually stunning White Mountains.

Chamonix, France

Montenvers Railway

When peering through a Montenvers railcar’s window the Mer de Glace below is like a flood frozen in time, this Sea of Ice is France's largest glacier.

Alberta, Canada

Banff National Park

Canada's oldest national park, Banff National Park established its warden service in 1909.

San Jose, California, United States

Alviso Marina County Park

Migratory birds and historic salt flats are some of the attractions visitors can see while walking along the boardwalks at Alviso Marina County Park.

Sognsvann Lake, Norway

Cross-Country Skiers

The Norwegian relationship to skiing runs deep: the first rock carving of a skier was created 4,500 years ago in Rødøy, Norway.

Valsassina, Italy

Cazzaniga-Merlini Refuge

Perched high atop a rock spur, the Refuge keeps watch over the Orobie Alps and offers respite to mountaineers and hikers passing through.

Salzburg, Austria

Grossglockner

Winding through the Alps, the Grossglocker High Alpine Road is the highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria.

Elkhorn, Wisconsin, USA

Camp Wandawega

Started as a speakeay in Prohibition America, Camp Wandawega's storied history includes time as a tavern, brothel, and even a retirement home for priests.

Sisters, Oregon, USA

Hoodoo Ski Area

This first-aid shack marked one of the first structures built at the Hoodoo ski resort in the Cascade Range of Western Oregon.

Tauranga, New Zealand

Surf Life Saving

New Zealand Surf Life Saving members are truly "In it for Life", actualizing this motto by committing to their lifesaving passion as not just a hobby, but a lifestyle.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lake Harriet

Every year, the Art Shanty Project hosts its annual festival on Lake Harriet near Minneapolis where artists display one-of-a-kind ice fishing huts.

Gstaad, Switzerland

La Videmanette Gondola

Situated within the luxurious Gstaad ski resort, this gondola lift carries skiers up the La Vidamenette mountain in the Swiss Alps.

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