Shallow turquoise water of Hierve El Agua.

Hierve el Agua: Mexico’s Mineral Springs

Although the name of this place translates as boiling water, the springs that seep from the side of a limestone mountain less than an hour’s drive east of Mitla aren’t hot. Loaded with minerals, over time rock-hard deposits formed great algae-painted slabs in level spots and, on steep slopes, accumulated into what appear to be grand frozen waterfalls.

Snorkeling in clear shallow water in Bermuda's Blue Hole Park.

Bermuda’s Blue Hole Park and Walsingham Nature Reserve

In Hamilton Parish, this property incorporates coast and forested land from Blue Hole Park to Tom Moore’s Jungle (as Walsingham Nature Reserve is commonly called). Learn about Tom Moore’s local legend and his calabash tree, the honeycomb of forest caves, and the amazing swimming grottoes and underwater caves.

The rocky coast of Second Beach in Stanley Park.

The Best Vancouver Beaches

Vancouver might not be known for its beaches, but in summer the long stretches of sand that fringe the city are a hive of activity. Here’s a list of the best spots to sun yourself or take a dip in the Pacific.

Letchworth Gorge in Finger Lakes National Park.

Wild New York

The Adirondacks, Catskills, and Finger Lakes are particularly well known for their wild places, but every region of the state offers something special. Here’s where to go to get outdoors in New York state.