Located in central Europe, the Czech Republic is a country that really has a lot to offer visitorsr. From the word-class city of Prague with 5-star lodging, incredible dining options, to the unspoiled architecture that survived WWII. To the north you have the nature-infused wonderment of Bohemia Switzerland, with unique and superb hiking . Then there are the spa towns of Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázně to the west of the country near the German boarder. To the south, near the Austrian border, is the wine region of Mikulov and Valtice. Then of course there is the wonderful alternative to Prague, the 2nd largest city in the country is Brno, which is equally as impressive, but less expensive.
Cinque Terre is located on the northwest coast of Italy, it’s a series of five colorful coastal villages built into the seaside cliffs. This is one remarkable place to explore, and one of the top places to visit in Europe for 2020.
Traverse City, Michigan and its surrounding areas embody everything a road tripper could want—there are curvy roads that induce a desire to see around the next bend. Roadside farm stands spilling over with fresh produce. Cobalt blue water set against a backdrop of hardwood trees set ablaze by the changing season. To dramatic Photoshopped-looking sunsets.
Poiana Brasov is located in the splendor of the Carpathian Mountains, high above the popular Transylvanian city of Brasov. This small mountain village is where Romanians from big cities like Bucharest love to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, for some rest and relaxation at the Teleferic Grand Hotel.
Krakow to me seems similar to in several ways. For starters, this region of Europe was devastated after World War II. For various reasons, both Prague and Krakow escaped the war relatively unscathed. Today, both cities offer visitors a superb look at medieval architecture, rich history, endless activities and world-class lodging and cuisine.
Moab can rival any place in the country for its copious natural beauty. There are so many outdoor activities that you’ll want to come back again and again to try something new. Regarding beauty, there are two distinctly different, both equally awe-inspiring National Parks…Canyonlands and Arches. Both will leave you speechless. As far as activities, you’ll find everything from mountain bike riding, whitewater rafting, ATVing, 4×4 off-roading, hiking, fishing, sightseeing and so much more. Moab is an outdoor mecca of fun activities.
The Omni Montelucia Resort is like stepping back in time to a luxurious Spanish Village. Nestled at the base of breathtaking Camelback Mountain, in the exclusive enclave of Paradise Valley, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is an intimate oasis inspired by the exotic locale of Spain's Andalusia region.
Ubud is located in the uplands of Bali, Indonesia, and is known as the center for traditional crafts and dance. The surrounding Ubud District’s rain-forest and rice terraces, dotted with Hindu temples and shrines, are among Bali’s most famous landscapes.
Borobudur is the oldest temple in Indonesia, build between the 8th and 9th centuries. It’s also the biggest Buddhist temple in the world. For 1200 years Borobudur has survived Volcanic eruptions, terrorist bombs and earthquakes. It’s enigmatic and beautiful design make a visit an unforgettable experience.
San Juan Island in Washington state is the most popular of the chain of San Juan Islands in the northwesterly part of the state. It is a magical place with stunning beauty around every bend in the road. From historic Roche and Friday harbors, to vineyards, lavender farms to sporting activities, there is a lot to experience on San Juan Island.
Downtown Scottsdale, Arizona is home to the historically hip, Hotel Valley Ho. Originally built in 1956, the Valley Ho quickly became a hideaway for Hollywood stars. In 2005 the hotel was completely renovated, paying tribute to its mid-century design. Today, the hotel is a urban hot-spot, with its contemporary retro feel and hip ambiance, the Hotel Valley Ho is one of the trendiest places in town.
Venice, Italy is one of the most unique, romantic and interesting cities in all the world. There are more than 100 islands that make up the northern Veneto region.Its stone palaces seemingly rise out of the water. There are no cars or roadways, just canals and boats. The Grand Canal snakes through the city, which is filled with innumerable narrow, maze-like alleys and small squares. These are my color images, I also have another Venice photo gallery of just my B&W images.
New Orleans is so much more than just Bourbon Street of the French Quarter, it’s incredibly rich in history, steeped in culture, with a distinct identity that few can claim. The energy is contagious. The hospitality is genuine, and the kindness of its residents is inspirational.
Located in Page, Arizona, Antelope Canyon is one of the premier slot canyons of the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near and includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew. These pictures are of the upper part of the slot.