Michigan is claiming word supremacy of the length of freshwater coastline (probably that fact is being challenged by Canada and Finland) with its more than 11000 lakes. But in any case, wherever you are in Michigan, you are about 5 miles away from water. The Grand Traverse County alone has 50 lakes. Big and small, glacial and man-made, some are inland and some are connected to Lake Michigan. Some are deep and others are shallow, with cypress trunks rising from the waters. Some lakes surrounded by forest, others are in deep valleys, while yet other lakes have huge dunes that tower over them.
Out of all fifty States, California is by far the most well-known in the world California is an area with amazing natural features, from high forested mountains, pristine beaches, desolate deserts, and everything else in between. California has unlimited hiking and backpacking trails of any difficulty. 2 of the trails have well-known household names – such as the John Muir Trail ('JMT') - an epic 211 mile trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range , passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, and the Pacific Crest Trail ('PCT') - travels a total distance of 2,650 miles through California, Oregon, and Washington until reaching the Canadian border. Here w concentrate on some most popular hikes in Southern California - San Diego and Los Angeles areas. Some of these trails are for hikers of all skill levels and some of these trails are for experienced hikers only; but irrespective of your skill level, all of these hikes feature amazing scenery and amazing views of the Golden State..California has a ton to offer the hiker. That list does not intent to present all or even only the best hikes, just the ones we like. So, in no particular order, here are our 11 picks in Southern California. Murphy Ranch, Mount Baldy, and Switzer Falls are fantabulolus trails on your 'TO-Hike' list! Whether you are a virgin to hiking or a master hiker, each of these 10 Brilliant Out Of This World Hiking Spots In California is guaranteed to please all ages and abilities. Take to the trails with your partner or with a group of friends to explore nature and rejuvenate your body and mind with some fresh mountainous air, spectacular scenery, and refreshing lakes, streams, and rivers. Hiking trips give you the chance to reduce stress, strengthen immunity, and release those legal-drug endorphins so your energy levels shoot through the roof!
'Golden Ring' - the most popular and most famous brand of Russian tourism for nearly 50 years. The route with this name was established in the late 1960s. The best way to learn the peculiarities of the Russian character, to get acquainted with the main turning points of the country's history and to feel the unique Russian provincial way of life is a trip to the cities of the Golden Ring, conveniently located a few hours drive from Moscow. According to a large number of historians, local history buffs and historians of the Russian art, the Golden Ring consists of eight cities: Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov Veliky, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal and Vladimir. Recently, Kasimov (15th century Tatar khanate) was also included in the list of the top cities of the Golden Ring.
Iceland is the perfect destination for a seasoned travel, a first time solo traveler, or an adventurous family looking to road trip around the island. Read the blog here: The Blonde Abroad
Read stories about most popular places and destinations in Iceland: relaxing in Blue Lagoon ponds, driving Golden Circle and Ring Road, diving the Silfra Fissure, hiking Glaciers and , of course, visiting Reykjavik.