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A vast national park protects and preserves much of this region.

A vast national park protects and preserves much of this region.

We can certainly see why South Africa - © Hougaard Malan / Getty Images

The Green Mountains…

The Green Mountains…

Sure take on a lot more colors come autumn Killington, Vermont - © Carl D. Walsh / Aurora Photos

Sometimes the best way to get to know the scenic wonders of a place is to…

Sometimes the best way to get to know the scenic wonders of a place is to…

Get above it all River Thjorsa, Iceland - © Abstract Aerial Art / Digital Vision / Getty Images

When you're done roughing it…

When you

There's a hot meal, warm bath, and soft bed nearby Haviland Lake, Colorado - © Kyle Ledeboer / Aurora Photos

Only five or so miles from this sleepy seaside village is the oldest nature reserve in the country.

Only five or so miles from this sleepy seaside village is the oldest nature reserve in the country.

When you see it, you'll understand why it's protected Montezuma, Costa Rica - © Kryssia Campos / Moment Open / Getty Images

In the center of a country rightly renowned for its snow-capped peaks is a landscape that’s…

In the center of a country rightly renowned for its snow-capped peaks is a landscape that’s…

Much more than just mountains Lungern, Switzerland - © Andreas Wonisch / Offset

Want to enjoy the aurora borealis from the comfort of your hotel room?

Want to enjoy the aurora borealis from the comfort of your hotel room?

See our favorite hotels​ Fairbanks, Alaska - © Stuart Westmorland/ Image Source/ Getty Images

What isn't rainforest is usually a tea plantation. Or a wide green valley. Or a lovely beach.

What isn

What a state we're in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia - © Nazman Mizan / Moment / Getty Images

From mountaintops to beaches, see incredible sunrises around the world to brighten your day

From mountaintops to beaches, see incredible sunrises around the world to brighten your day

See the photos​ Amboseli National Park, Kenya​ - © ​​Buena Vista Images / DigitalVision / Getty Images​

Stars shine brighter in a new-moon sky. Coordinate your next stargazing outing with the phase of the moon.

Stars shine brighter in a new-moon sky. Coordinate your next stargazing outing with the phase of the moon.

Check it out Sky over woods at night - © Marcus Paladino / Offset

Wide salt pans, surreal rock outcrops, sweeping sand dunes, and bone-dry lakes make this place seem like…

Wide salt pans, surreal rock outcrops, sweeping sand dunes, and bone-dry lakes make this place seem like…

Another planet entirely Valle de la Luna, Chile - © Apexphotos / Moment / Getty Images

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Download now Arusha Region Tanzani, Africa - © ViewStock / age fotostock

You're likely looking at the only shot of this place that doesn't show…

You

Its ridiculously photogenic castle Werfen, Austria - © Fahri Esme / EyeEm / Getty Images

Experience the best apps for productivity, creativity and work

Experience the best apps for productivity, creativity and work

Browse productivity apps Shek O Beach, Hong Kong - © 2013 Bun Lee / Moment Open / Getty Images

While they may be a subrange to a great European mountain chain…

While they may be a subrange to a great European mountain chain…

These foothills aren't just a footnote Agüero, Spain - © Andrea Comi / Moment / Getty Images

What can you do with an old limestone quarry?

What can you do with an old limestone quarry?

Here’s a little inspiration Victoria, Canada - © kavram / Shutterstock

If you want to know how many shades of blue can be found in nature…

If you want to know how many shades of blue can be found in nature…

Start counting Kefalonia Island, Greece - © JordeAngjelovik / iStock / Getty Images Plus

More than 20 distinct species of whales and dolphins buzz this archipelago on their annual migrations.

More than 20 distinct species of whales and dolphins buzz this archipelago on their annual migrations.

Where are these lucky islands, anyway? Terceira island, Portugal - © Ruben Vicente / Offset

Could you handle two months of continuous daylight? It happens here every year.

Could you handle two months of continuous daylight? It happens here every year.

Check out the land of the midnight sun Ilulissat, Greenland - © Johnathan Ampersand Esper / Aurora Photos

You’re looking at a national park that covers nearly 6 million acres of unspoiled ground.

You’re looking at a national park that covers nearly 6 million acres of unspoiled ground.

That’s over 9,000 square miles of scenery like this Denali National Park, Alaska - © Barrett Hedges / National Geographic / Getty Images