Parque Nacional Laguna Blanca in Northern Patagonia

Designated a major international wetland under the Ramsar convention, Parque Nacional Laguna Blanca has a large breeding population of striking black-necked swans. It’s also the place to spot coots, ducks, grebes, gulls, upland geese, and the occasional flamingo.

Visiting the town of Wasilla, Alaska

In 2008 the town of Wasilla vaulted into the big time as the home of Alaska’s then-governor (and vice presidential candidate), Sarah Palin. Here’s everything you need to know to plan a trip to Wasilla including sights and accommodations.