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  • Sights and Beaches in Puerto Morelos A wooden dock in Puerto Morelos stretches into the water from a white beach dotted with clumps of sea grasses.

    Here are some key sights and beaches in Puerto Morelos. More and more travelers are spending lazy afternoons in the sun and sand, though the town is best known for the reef system just offshore.

  • Visiting Muir Woods National Monument Light filters through the tall redwoods of Muir Woods.

    Muir Woods National Monument comprises acres of staggeringly beautiful redwood forest nestled in Marin County. Here’s information on getting there as well as recommended nearby food and accommodations.

  • Hiking, Boating, and Biking in Napa and Sonoma Biking in Dry Creek Valley along vineyards in Napa.

    From bicycle tours through vineyards in the valley floors to the rugged mountaintops that reward your inner outdoorsman, opportunities for outdoor recreation abound in Napa and Sonoma.

  • Costa Rica’s Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge Waves wash up on a narrow beach that turns almost immediately to jungle.

    In addition to beaches where sea turtles lay their eggs, the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge also protects rare swamp habitats, including the only mangrove forest on Costa Rica’s Caribbean shores.

  • Visiting Isla del Tigre and Amapala A verdant volcanic peak rises behind a yellow colonial church trimmed in white.

    The volcanic island of Isla del Tigre is hardly more than spitting distance from the Honduran mainland, but it has a few decent beaches, some good seafood, and an appealing lost-in-time feel.

  • Vancouver’s Stanley Park: Sights in the Wild Heart of the City Cyclists sit resting on the shore beneath a tree with fall foliage.

    Stanley Park is a permanent preserve of wilderness in the city’s heart, complete with abundant wildlife. In addition to the Vancouver Aquarium, the park is also home to Klahowya Village which celebrates local aboriginal culture.

  • Coastal Oregon’s Dune Country: Coos Bay to Florence About 50 miles long, but only a couple of miles wide, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area stretches along the coast from Coos Bay to Florence.

    The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area encompasses the largest and most extensive oceanfront dunes in the world. Learn about scenic views and recreation opportunities among the dunes.

  • The Best Surfing in the Hawaiian Islands (For All Skill Levels) Surfing in Kona.

    Become part of Hawaii’s surfing legacy by getting on a board during your stay. Whether you’re a first-timer or a lifer, year-round surf means you’ll find the perfect wave for you.