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Destinations :: The Storr, Skye, Scotland

Some destinations around the world come to represent an entire region or country. A great example is the Storr, which is often used for advertising the Isle of Skye or Scotland as a whole. It has subsequently become of the most famous destinations in the entire country, and for good reason. Tourist agencies use the…

Destination: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

Photographs courtesy of Travel Alberta. Lead photo: Amanda Dias. Located in the southwest corner of Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park is a hop, skip, and jump from the US/Canada border. In fact, in 1931, Waterton Lakes and Montana’s Glacier National Park formed the world’s first international peace park and World Heritage Site: the Waterton Glacier…

Georgia, the Road Leads Back to You

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Winter 2022 Issue. Georgia—not the American state Ray Charles and Martin Luther King hailed from, but the little-known country located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe—is a mountainous place of wild and astonishing beauty. Monasteries, watchtowers, and fortresses dating to the Middle Ages stand…

Karakol Region - Kyrgyzstan

Destinations :: Kyrgyzstan’s Karakol Region

Karakol is a convenient hub to explore the magical surroundings of its mountains and the immense Lake Issyk-Kul. It’s a great home base in Eastern Kyrgyzstan to stock up on food, water, and fuel; get your laundry done; take a rest (Riverside Guesthouse lets overlanders camp in the parking lot for a small fee); and…

Destinations :: Bunes Beach, Lofoten, Norway

Bunes Beach, or Bunesstranda, is located on the northern side of Moskenes (part of the Lofotodden National Park) and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in Lofoten. They say that adventure is as much about the journey as the destination, which is certainly true of Bunes. A ferry that leaves from…

Destination: Laguna 69, Huascarán National Park, Perú

Photography by Richard Giordano Located within the central Peruvian Andes, UNESCO World Heritage Site Huascarán National Park is home to 27 peaks over 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) and the highest tropical mountain range in the world, the Cordillera Blanca. Hiking opportunities abound, but the most popular trek is to Laguna 69, a jewel-toned lake bordered…

Destination of the Week :: Pamukkale, Turkiye

Turkiye is a beautiful country and a delight to visit, with diverse landscapes made up of gorgeous beaches, idyllic villages, ancient ruins, and impressive mountains. We also found the Turkish one of the most hospitable people we have met on our travels around the world. Pamukkale, home to the white terraced thermal pools and a…

Destination :: Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland

As an avid traveler, I’m fortunate to visit many beautiful locations, but with a world to see it takes a decidedly special destination to bring me back more than once. I have visited Neist Point Lighthouse at least five times and it never disappoints. Neist Point is located on the most westerly tip of Skye…

Destination: Gjógv, Faroe Islands

Photography by Richard Giordano If it’s quiet contemplation that you seek, the small Faroese coastal village of Gjógv might be exactly what you’re looking for. Ridiculously picturesque and boasting one hotel, restaurant, and coffee shop, Gjógv is a place to slow down, read a book, and enjoy the contented stillness of this hillside town. But…

Destination of the Week :: Smuggler’s Route, Andorra

I must be honest; I had never heard of Andorra before we started traveling in 2010 and, it appears, my ignorance was shared by many. I blame it on the fact that the country is only 181 square miles (about the same size as the metro center of Albuquerque in New Mexico), and the entire…

Destination of the Week :: Unspoilt Xcalak, Mexico

Xcalak pronounced “ish-ka-lak” is a town that sits about 40 miles south of Mahahaul beach, or a seven-hour drive from Cancun, and is thankfully mostly ignored by the hordes of tourists visiting the wild Caribbean coast of Quintana Roo in Mexico, due to the remoteness of the village. The MesoAmerican Barrier Reef is the second…

Khiva, Uzbekistan

Destinations :: Khiva (Uzbekistan)

Khiva, also known as Itchan Kala, is a world of caravanserais, palaces, turquoise-tiled mosques, madrasas, and minarets that takes you into the heart of the ancient Silk Road. What you’ll find is a romanticized version: well-restored and maintained adobe buildings, clean alleys without open sewers, and only shadows of the slave market and public executions,…

Destination :: Botallack Mine, Cornwall, England

On my recent trip to Cornwall I was determined to photograph some of the county’s most dramatic landscapes. I gravitate towards scenery that’s harsh and imposing and get especially excited if the location is also of historical significance (Tintagel Castle is a great example). One such destination that ticked all these boxes was the iconic…

Destinations :: Backland—Beyond Glamping

Located 20 minutes outside Williams, Arizona, Backland is an eco-resort nestled amid Kaibab National Forest. Consisting of 160 private acres of heaven on the old Moose homestead, large meadows and marshland are flanked by ponderosa pines, all under the protective eyes of the San Francisco Peaks. Driven by a vision to provide a lodging experience…

Destination of the Week :: The Trans Bhutan Trail, Bhutan

The Trans Bhutan Trail has recently been restored and is open to the public for the first time in more than 60 years. Historically the trail was used by messengers, traders and pilgrims as the trail was the only way in which to cross the country of Bhutan. If you’re wondering where exactly Bhutan is,…

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