6 of the Best City Parks Around the World
City parks grew in popularity as a wellness trend in the 19th century, in response to pollution and overcrowding during the Industrial Revolution. Since then, green spaces have become a staple of urban centers worldwide. From Brazil to Japan, the following six parks are not only naturally stunning but also highly historic, making them well worth the visit.
Forests hold an air of mystery, enchantment, and even darkness. But some forests hold more than just unique natural beauty — they are home to mysteries and geological oddities that scientists are still pondering. One such place is Krzywy Las, the “Crooked Forest” of Poland, home to nearly 400 pine trees with trunks bent at bizarre angles. And even more strangely, every single one of them points north.
Some of the most memorable landmarks in the U.S. are more than just visually stunning — sometimes, they’re just downright weird. From a seemingly nondescript pile of rocks in Pennsylvania to the ancient badlands of New Mexico, discover the interesting histories and unique geology of seven of America’s most intriguing earthly oddities.
Dreaming of leaving the world behind on your next vacation? While there are plenty of islands where you can travel to soak up the sun and escape the crowds, nothing says “off the grid” like booking a getaway to a private island. Look no further than these five private islands that you can visit — or even rent out entirely — on your next tropical vacation.
There’s nothing quite like an outdoor skating rink in winter — the fresh, cold air and snow-covered scenery make natural ice rinks an obvious choice over often-crowded indoor ones. Whether you’re a serious skater or are simply looking for a day of family fun, check out six of the coolest natural skating rinks around the world.