The World’s Best Ski Towns

These ski towns have it all—excellent slopes, inviting lodges, and deep-rooted ski culture. Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada Best For: Croissant-loving skiers and snowboarders looking for European ambiance without the overseas flight Tremblant offers some of the best skiing in eastern Canada, with a master-planned village that feels cut from Europe—or at least the old quarter…

The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Japan You Didn’t Know Existed

Japan is filled with countless places that inspire and enchant visitors. From historic castles and eye-catching floral displays to unusual landscapes that look pulled from a completely different country, here are some of the most beautiful places in Japan you have to see to believe. The Blue Pond The Blue Pond in Hokkaido Prefecture, also…

The World’s 7 Most Amazing Forests

These pockets of arboreal wonder are guaranteed take your breath away – and put you back in touch with the natural world. 1. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica Named after the nearby town of Monteverde, this 26,000 acre forest reserve sits high in Costa Rica’s legendary cloud forests. The Reserve consists of 6 ecological…

14 Of The World’s Most Iconic Mountains

1. Uluru, Australia Uluru is a tor, an isolated mass of weathered rock, and is the second largest monolith in the world after Mount Augustus in Australia. 2. Mount Cook, New Zealand Due to rockslide and subsequent erosion, the height of Mount Cook slowly decreases. 3. Grand Teton, Wyoming Grand Teton National Park offers opportunities…

The Best Landscape Photos From 2018, Part 2

Light Up The Night Klyuchevskaya Sopka is a volcano in Russia that stands more than 15,000 feet tall. The volcano has been active since at least 1697, when an eruption was first recorded. The Golden Cape An aerial view captures the bright colors of Croatia’s Golden Cape in this National Geographic Your Shot Photo of…

The Best Landscape Photos From 2018, Part 1

Peaceful Winter Snow on Lake Bled, Slovenia, makes the scene look like something out of a fairy tale. A functioning church stands on the small island in the middle of the lake, as it has since the late 17th century. Rise and Shine A hiker greets the morning in Yosemite Valley, California. Your Shot photographer…