Wyoming is home to some postcard-worthy scenery and wildlife, and the perfect sample of it is sprawled across Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. While Yellowstone is home to the world’s largest hydrothermal features, Grand Teton flaunts the beauty of geological forces combined with crystal clear lakes formed by alpine glaciers.
If you’re willing to get a little muddy, and don’t mind misty air in your hair, there is a private fairytale-esque waterfall at the bottom of a mossy forest outside of Scotts Mills Oregon, waiting just for you.
I lay in the warmth of the thick wool blankets I’m cocooned between, hoping to prolong the moment. If I stay put, I can maintain the shield of body heat I’ve created during the night. I decide to take a peak outside, and let whatever is waiting for me determine my next move.
First came the snow, then the rain, and more snow mixed with hail for good measure. But when the clouds parted to reveal endless snowcapped mountain ranges gleaming in the fresh sunbeams, I forgave the weather for being fickle.
On this small and relatively under-explored island region of Australia you can encounter some bizarre looking creatures in the wild, climb mountains with fairytale scenery, admire unique curtains of waterfalls, and leave with a sense of wonder.
As I caught my first glimpse of the morning sun surfacing through the clouds and shimmering off the icy peaks of Kilimanjaro’s glaciers, I knew it had all been worth it.
Whether it’s waterfalls or a great adventure that you are after, this list is sure to bring you both. We’ve all heard of the famous Niagara Falls, Victoria Falls and Iguazu Falls, but what about the much less talked about and more hidden waterfalls of the world?
If you’re on a budget or short on a time, but don’t want to miss out on the ancient world wonder, there is a cheap and quick way to visit Machu Picchu for about $100.