Peninsula State Park in Door County

Deeded to the state in 1909, Peninsula is the second-oldest park in the state system and the most visited—it draws more visitors per year than Yellowstone National Park.

Visiting Assateague Island

While Assateague is perhaps best known for its resident herd of wild ponies, the island is also home to a beautiful 37-mile beach, dunes, wetlands, and marsh. Read about camping, birding, and more on Assateague Island.

Visiting the Toronto Islands

Just a short ferry ride across the harbor from downtown, the Toronto Islands in Lake Ontario are the city’s backyard. Learn about the different islands and plan to escape the urban bustle by lounging at the beach, cruising around by bike or kayak, or having a picnic.

Historic Lighthouses of North Carolina

North Caroline’s historic lighthouses—some still in operation—are popular destinations for visitors. Most are open for climbing and offer fantastic views. The following are some of the state’s favorites.

Coastal California Road Trip: The Sights of Big Sur

Soaring cliffs dropping to sporadic white-sand beaches exemplify the Big Sur coastline made legendary in film and literature. The region is explored via Highway 1, also called the Pacific Coast Highway, a road that hugs sheer cliffs and passes several state parks, resorts, and restaurants like Nepenthe, seemingly perched on the edge of the world.

Guatemala’s Punta de Manabique Wildlife Refuge

Now is a great time to explore this area, as it’s clear tourism is still in its infancy. Activities include visits to the mangrove-lined canals of Bahía La Graciosa, Laguna Santa Isabel, and adjacent Canal Inglés for bird-watching and manatee-spotting.