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There simply is no way to tour Europe and not be awestruck by its natural beauty, epic history and dazzling artistic and culinary diversity.

Italy, Rome

Sometimes called The Eternal City, is the capital of Italy. It is one of the oldest European city founded more than 2700 years ago. For centuries Rome was the capital of Roman Empire. In the area of Rome lies an independent state, the residence of the Pope, Vatican.

The most visited places are Colosseum, Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, Roman Forum, and many fountains such as Fountain di Trevi. However Rome isn't only a historic city. It has a modern part as well with luxury boutiques, cafés and pizzerias.

Rome wasn't built in a day -- and you'll need much more than a day to take in this timeless city. The city is a real-life collage of piazzas, open-air markets, and astonishing historic sites. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, contemplate the Colosseum and the Pantheon, and sample a perfect espresso or gelato before spending an afternoon shopping at the Campo de’Fiori or Via Veneto.

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital of Netherlands with two UNESCO world heritage sites. The first one is the Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area comprising a network of canals and a medieval port. The Defense Line of Amsterdam is the second one extending 135 km around the city.

How can anyone not like Amsterdam? There are pretty canals, narrow houses, cute bridges, plenty of bicycles, flowers everywhere and an extremely liberal culture.

Summers are the time when one should visit Amsterdam. During the season, the grey skies are lifted many festivals and events are held that attract the people from all over the world. Passing through the thousands of waterways and bridges by boat and bike to look for a perfect café is a typical urban adventure that you can do too.

Spain, Barcelona

Barcelona is the metropolis of Catalonia and the second biggest city in Spain lying on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The most famous buildings are works of Antoni Gaudí.

Besides many churches it’s worth to visit some museums as well, for example Museu Picasso which contains more than 3500 works of this world-known painter. For a sport fans it’s a must to visit the football temple Nou Camp, the home of FC Barcelona. Barcelona’s beaches are a great place to relax after a day spent exploring the city.

A part of North-East Spain, Barcelona is on the list of nation’s top travel locations. It offers a complete package to all those visiting. Excellent shopping, a rich culture and a vibrant nightlife; this city has it all. This city also boasts about some of the most marvelous architectures designed by Anotnoni Gaudi; One of the finest modelers of Spain.

Italy, Venice

Venice is located in northern Italy. The historic core is built in a shallow lagoon while newer parts of the city are placed on islands and coast. Venice lives mainly out of tourism. Every year more than 12 million people from all around the world travel there which makes Venice one of the most visited place in Italy.

There is a rich cultural life with International film festival founded in 1932 as its highlight. Approximately 100 canals with over 400 bridges are the pride of Venice so it’s no surprise that the transport around the city is mainly by boats. Saint Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace are definitely worth the visit as well as San Marco Campanile or Rialto Bridge.

Venice is basically a city of islands, and it is connected by water canals for over a hundred years. These canal routes add a romantic charm to the city. The most famous is the Grand Canal, and is among the most photographed sites in Italy.

Hungary, Budapest

Budapest is the Hungarian capital city. It is visited mainly for its pleasing atmosphere. Besides its landmarks the city is also a great place to relax thanks to its famous baths, cozy cafés and great bars.

Many tourists travel to Budapest to enjoy an amazing wine and racy meals. The Buda Castle, Hungarian Parliament Building, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and the Chain Bridge are a must see for everyone visiting this beautiful city.

The city of spas offers an astounding array of baths, from the sparkling Gellert Baths to the vast 1913 neo-baroque Szechenyi Spa to Rudas Spa, a dramatic 16th-century Turkish pool with original Ottoman architecture. The "Queen of the Danube" is also steeped in history, culture and natural beauty. Get your camera ready for the Roman ruins of the Aquincum Museum, Heroes' Square and Statue Park, and the 300-foot dome of St. Stephen's Basilica.

Croatia, Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a unique historic city in the South of Croatia with its historic core as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The whole city is surrounded by rampart, 6 meters wide, 23 meters high and almost 2 kilometers long.

Thanks to its propitious climate the city is popular as a bath in both summer and winter. Narrow streets with no cars are typical for Dubrovnik. The city is considered as the Croatian cultural metropolis and the Pearl of Adriatic.

If there is one thing you must do in Dubrovnik, it’s walking the ancient city walls. You’ll get the best views of Old Town, along with an intimate look at local life as you pass by tiny backyards that are dotted with clothes lines and vegetable gardens.

England, London

London is the capital of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. London has a lot to offer. Well known landmarks, such as Big Ben, Trafalgar square, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, but many museums as well, for example Natural History Museum or Madame Tussauds. London is the city of parks and gardens which cover 11% of London’s area. The most famous ones are Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

London is also a university city and the city of sports. The biggest tennis tournament Wimbledon takes place in London every summer. The city is a home of some big-time football clubs (Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham).

Paris, France

Paris the capital of France is important cultural, political and business world center. The symbols of Paris are Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe, and The Louvre. The bank of Sienna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the modern part of Paris, called La Défense can be found many skyscrapers and shopping centers. Paris is also known for its restaurants and cafés. Not far from Paris is Versailles surrounded by beautiful gardens. In Paris ends the most famous bicycle race Tour de France.

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities on earth, a truth easily appreciated on a stroll that could yield one stunning vista after another, from the epic Eiffel Tower to the regal Jardin des Tuileries to the petite cafés bursting onto the sidewalks.

Beyond the city’s visual appeal, the cultural riches of the French capital are unsurpassed. Whether you opt to explore the historic, fashion-conscious, bourgeois, or bohemian and arty sides of Paris, one thing is certain: the City of Light will always enthrall.

Czech Republic, Prague

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. The historic centre, the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Prague Castle is the largest castle complex in the world and the biggest dominant of Prague. Many museums, galleries, and theaters make Prague the cultural centre of the Czech Republic.

The most famous landmarks are National Theater, Charles Bridge, Old-town hall with astronomical clock, and St. Vitus Cathedral. When the weather is good you can see the whole Prague from the Petřín Lookout Tower.

The bohemian allure and fairytale features of Prague make it a perfect destination for beach-weary vacationers who want to immerse themselves in culture. You could devote an entire day to exploring Prazsky hrad (Prague Castle), then refueling over a hearty dinner at a classic Czech tavern.

Latvia, Riga

Riga is the capital of Latvia situated on the coast of the Baltic sea. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Riga is typical for its secession architecture equally as beautiful as Vienna’s or Saint Petersburg’s.

The most famous landmarks are Riga Dome Cathedral, Riga Castle and St. Peters Church. In the park surrounding the old town is the Freedom Monument which symbolizes the freedom and independence of Latvia.

The biggest metropolis in the Baltic, Riga perfectly blends timeless tradition and cutting edge cool. Drop in and get energized by a city with surprises on every road and rooftop.

15 Amazing Places to Visit in Wyoming

There's nothing like soaking in the natural beauty of Wyoming firsthand. A great way to hold on to those images is by photographing this beauty that surrounds you. Practically any where you go in Wyoming is a photo-taking paradise.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Since its designation as a national park in 1872, Yellowstone National Park has been a cherished part of the Wyoming's rich tapestry. It’s easy to see why. The very definition of "unspoiled," Yellowstone has served for generations as a sort of living museum, its natural splendors giving visitors an up-close-and-personal glimpse of what the continent was like in the days before recorded history.

Bison, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States

The park's vast network of trails will take hikers to hundreds of secluded places where vehicles are prohibited. You're bound to see wildlife wherever you go. Yellowstone's legendary wildlife includes grizzly and black bears, gray wolves, buffalo, elk, pronghorn antelope, trumpeter swans, eagles and much more.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

The iconic spots — Old Faithful, Lower Falls, Yellowstone Lake — will be familiar from paintings and photographs, but seeing them in person is a humbling, enthralling experience. They're not just as good as you've heard — they're better.

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming, USA

Grand Teton National Park is one of the most spectacular, awe-inspiring places in America. Occupying a majority of the Jackson Hole valley, the park is home to overwhelming, massive mountains, pristine lakes and rivers, and abundant, teeming wildlife.

Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming

The Teton Range - with peaks rising as much as 7,000 feet off the valley floor - is the centerpiece of the park. Views from either of the two main roads, which run north-south through the park, are nothing short of spectacular. The highest, most prominent peak is the Grand Teton, standing at 13,770 feet.

Autumn in the Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

While the scenery is nice from the road, the park is best experienced on foot! Hundreds of miles of hiking trails wind around the lakes and through the mountains; the choices are almost limitless. From easy day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips, each trail has a distinct, uniquely dynamic character all its own.

Jackson Lake

Jackson Lake is located in north western Wyoming in Grand Teton National Park.

In the northwest region of Grand Teton National Park lies Jackson Lake. This 15-mile long glacial lake, located at the base of the Tetons, is a natural lake who's size increased significantly with the construction of a damn in the early 1900's. It has since become a recreational destination, with visitors flocking to its shores for fishing, boating and camping.

Schwabachers Landing

Late spring sunset by the iconic beaver dam at Schwabachers Landing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (USA)

This is easily one of the most popular spots for professional photographers to capture the dramatic Tetons with a classic water reflection in the foreground.

Schwabachers Landing is accessed roughly four miles north of Moose off of the main highway. The gravel access road can become rough and rutted at times but easily accessible by car. Travel to the parking lot at the end of the gravel.

Granite Hot Springs

Granite Hot Springs in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

A local favorite for relaxing and easing muscles sore from mountain adventures, Granite Hot Springs is a natural hot spring – complete with campground, swimming pool and soaking pool – nestled in the Gros Ventre Mountains.

Escape the problems of the workday world and sink into the natural rejuvenating warm-water springs. With both a man-made swimming pool and a natural hot springs bath, this spot offers some fabulous opportunities to luxuriate in healing water.

Wind River Range

Wind River Range - Wyoming... Ha! And some people actually dare to say America isn't beautiful

The 90-mile long Wind River Mountain range form the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains in western Wyoming. These rugged and scenic mountains contain four wilderness areas and over 2,900 lakes and ponds. Wyoming’s highest mountain, Gannett Peak, is in this mountain range.

These mountains are home to grizzly and black bear, elk, moose, deer, wolves and many other wildlife species. This is the headwaters for the Snake, Missouri and Colorado River drainages.

Devils Tower

Devils Tower, Wyoming, USA

Devils Tower National Monument, which looms more than 1,200 feet above Wyoming's eastern plains and the Belle Fourche River, is a one-of-a-kind natural wonder. The flat-topped volcanic formation is found amid some of the state's most beautiful country, leaving you plenty to do after you behold its otherworldly presence.

Tower Fall

Tower falls at sunrise, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

This is the most popular waterfall in Yellowstone other than the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon. The waterfall is located behind the General Store. A short walk will take you to an overlook, but we also recommend you take the short-but-steep hike down to the base of the waterfall.

Tower Fall is a must see waterfall. 132 feet in height, the waterfall is located in a canyon near the Tower Falls general store.

A half-mile steep, switchback hike downward takes you to the bottom of the waterfall. Take the same trail back up.

Jenny Lake

Jenny Lake, Cascade Canyon Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Named for the Shoshone wife of the trapper that gave his name to nearby Leigh Lake, Jenny Lake sits at the base of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park.

Jenny Lake's verdant shores and nearly two square miles of pristine mountain water make it a popular destination for hikers and boaters of all ability levels.

Leigh Lake

Leigh Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

One of the most beautiful lakes in Grand Teton National Park is Leigh Lake, one of the string of lakes that lie along the base of the Grand Teton Mountain Range. Located north of String and Jenny Lakes beneath the Grand Tetons it couldn't be in a prettier setting.

Looking across the lake provides a spectacular view of Mt. Moran (12,605 feet). Leigh Lake is one of the larger glacial lakes in the Teton Range. The lake was named for Richard "Beaver Dick" Leigh, who trapped this area in the mid 1800's. Beaver Dick and and his wife Jenny who Jenny Lake was named for assisted the Hayden party that explored the region in 1872. This couple impressed the explorers to the extent that they named the lakes in their honor.

Big Horn Canyon

Big Horn Canyon, Wyoming

The vast, wild landscape of Bighorn Canyon offers visitors unparalleled opportunities to immerse themselves in the natural world, and experience the wonders of this extraordinary place.

With over 120,000 acres, one can find an astounding diversity in ecosystems, wildlife, and more than 10,000 years of human history to explore.

Lower Falls

Lower Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Lower Falls is by far the most popular waterfall in Yellowstone National Park. What makes this waterfall so memorable is the setting. It sits at the head of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, which itself is an attraction just from its precipitous canyon and the yellow rocks which line it. The waterfall is the icing on the cake, so to speak. Those yellow rocks, by the way, are how the park got the name "Yellowstone."

Oxbow Bend

Dreams of Oxbow, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

One of the most famous scenic spots in Grand Teton National Park for wildlife-watching is Oxbow Bend, with the reflection of Mt Moran as a stunning backdrop. Early morning and dusk are the best times to spot moose, elk, sandhill cranes, ospreys, bald eagles, trumpeter swans, Canada geese, blue herons and white pelicans. The oxbow was created as the river's faster water eroded the outer bank while the slower inner flow deposited sediment.

Snake River

Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The abundant wildlife and lush landscape of the Snake River Valley leaves a lasting impression in the mind of any visitor to Grand Teton National Park.

The Snake River is a complex river to float. The beauty and lack of whitewater often lulls boaters into complacency. A tangle of channels and logjams present difficulties and dangers and accidents occur often so use caution whenever you float.

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

Jackson Hole is a valley between the Teton Mountain Range and the Gros Ventre Range in Wyoming. The term "hole" was used by early trappers or mountain men, who primarily entered the valley from the north and east and had to descend along relatively steep slopes, giving the sensation of entering a hole.

These low-lying valleys surrounded by mountains and containing rivers and streams are good habitat for beaver and other fur-bearing animals.

15 Amazing Places to Visit in Montana

Montana is well known as a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Winter sports, water sports, biking, hiking, you name it. Those who have been there call it Big Sky Country because of the rugged otherworldly beauty. A scenic drive through the Rockies, or along one of the longest state stretches of border with Canada will leave you breathless.

Glacier National Park

Waterfalls in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

With exceptional alpine scenery and deep valleys filled with ancient forests, Glacier National Park is a year-round paradise. Scale its heights following trails pioneered by legendary Swiss mountain guides, take a gentle stroll amid moss-draped old-growth cedars or hike through alpine meadows strewn with lichen-covered boulders.

Glacier National Park, Montana

After a day's exploring, sink into an armchair before a roaring fire and steep yourself in the history of Rogers Pass, the final link in the railway that brought Canada together as a nation.

Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake, Montana, USA

The largest natural lake in the Western US is Flathead. It has 200 square miles of water and 185 miles of shore. Thanks to the Swan and Flathead rivers, fishermen and water enthusiasts have made the lake a Montana destination spot.

The crystal clear water of Flathead Lake, Montana makes it seem like the lake is shallow, but it's actually over 300 feet deep!

Part of the lake is on tribal reservation land and visitors must purchase a pass to visit this gorgeous stretch of the lake. If you’re arriving during Memorial Day, you can catch the annual Bigfork Whitewater Festival.

Triple Falls

Triple Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana

Triple Falls is a hidden location among the alpine meadows dubbed the Hanging Gardens in Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana.

Triple Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana. Just enough of some mindcraft unrealness to satisfy your descent.

This stunning waterfall is a also known as Double or Quadruple Falls depending on the number of streams joining the Reynolds Creek as it flows towards lower elevations, often a reflection of how much snow has melted. The landscape master Galen Rowell was among the first to photograph it, instantaneously elevating the site to an iconic status.

Avalanche Gorge

"Avalanche Gorge", Glacier National Park, Montana

Avalanche Gorge is a must see destination for anyone in the West Glacier area. With its luscious green canopy of moss and brilliant red rocks, there is no wonder why this little gorge is a favorite destination of photographers and travelers alike.

Avalanche Gorge at Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana

At the falls near the bridge, the stream dives into an incredibly narrow chasm for about forty feet. Some days when the light is right, you can view rays of sunlight as they reach down into the gorge where the creek pours over small punch bowl style waterfalls.

Saint Mary Lake

Saint Mary Lake - Montana

St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park is absolutely stunning. This long and big lake is surrounded by huge, steeply rising mountains on three sides, with gently rolling prairie and forested hillsides found along its eastern shoreline. The water is exceptionally clear and remains quite cool all summer long.

Glacier Stones - St. Mary Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Saint Mary River, West Glacier Park, Montana

Saint Mary Lake is the second largest lake in Glacier National Park, in the U.S. state of Montana. Located on the east side of the park, the Going-to-the-Sun Road parallels the lake along its north shore.

Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald, Montana

One of the most striking feature of some of the lakes in the Glacier National Park is the presence of a variety of colored rocks and pebbles just below the water surface and on the shores. The rocks range in color from dark red to maroon, and from green to blue.

Colored pebbles are seen in abundance on the shores of Lake McDonald on the western side of the park. Lake McDonald is the largest of the lakes of Glacier National Park with a surface area of 6,823 acres. It is also the longest, at over 15 km, as well as the deepest lake at 141 meters.

Pebble Shore Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana

These rocks are actually all around Glacier National Park, and were formed at different eras. When the glaciers came, it broke down the rocks into tiny fragments and the rivers washed them away. Many of these got deposited onto the lakes and "tarns" - lakes formed by filling the bottoms of ice-scoured amphitheaters. Water erosion then rendered them into smooth pebbles.

West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone

West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone - Montana

The West Thumb Geyser Basin is situated at the western edge of a large bay along the shores of Yellowstone Lake. This area is known as the West Thumb caldera which was formed by a volcanic eruption that took place 174,000 years ago. This bay is actually a smaller caldera within the larger Yellowstone caldera. The resulting caldera filled with water, creating the bay.

West Thumb Geyser Basin is the largest geyser basin along the lake with many features lying underneath the water.

Grinnell Lake

Grinnell Lake, Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

Grinnell Lake is the reward at the end of the Grinnell Lake Trail. And what a reward it is! The entire trail, although considered one of the easiest hikes in Glacier National Park, also offers some of the most spectacular scenery.

The lake has an opaque turquoise appearance from the rock flour (silt) which is transported to the lake from Grinnell Glacier.

Iceberg Lake

Iceberg Lake, Montana. Iceberg Lake Trail is one of the best hiking trails in Glacier Park. Spectacular views of mountains, wildflower meadows and an iceberg filled lake.

One of the most popular trails in Glacier National Park (Montana), Iceberg Lake has icebergs (fallen from the adjacent 3000' cirque walls) well into August and sometimes beyond. The trail runs along the generally open Wilbur Creek valley.

Although open and hot, there are plenty of little waterfalls along the trail, so bring along your filter. A popular day hike destination, Iceberg Lake Trail is one of the best hiking trails in Glacier Park. Spectacular views of mountains, wildflower meadows and an iceberg filled lake.

Boardwalk, Trail of the Cedars

Boardwalk, Reflection, Trail of the Cedars, Glacier National Park, Montana

Trail of the Cedars, a flat boardwalk and paved path through beautiful old cedars and hemlocks. The humidity in this valley allows the cedars to grow to heights of 100 feet, and diameters of 4 to 7 feet. Some of the trees in this area are more than 500 years old.

Weir Creek Hot Springs

Weir Creek Hot Springs, Montana, USA

Weir Creek Hot Springs is a well-kept secret we shouldn't even be posting online just to keep it that way. But, you deserve to treat yourself in a long, hot, steaming soak in the middle of wilderness. If you can make it along the trail, that is.

Despite the seclusion, Weir is still a popular hang-out that's rarely empty. But it's a nice-sized pool that can fit about seven to ten comfortably. A hot water stream trickles down the boulders above the pool, feeding into it. Dark firs crowd around the pool. It's easy to never want to leave again.

Reynolds Mountain, Glacier National Park

Reynolds Mountain, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Reynolds Mountain is a true horn located about 1.5 miles south of the Logan Pass Visitor Center in Glacier National Park. The short approach and relatively small elevation gain of about 2,500 feet make this an easy day climb by any of the four established routes.

These factors also make Reynolds Mountain an excellent choice for climbers new to Glacier to become familiar with the somewhat unique rock and the grading system used in the local guidebook.

Headwaters Camp, Big Sky

Headwaters Camp, Big Sky, Montana

The project, Yellowstone Club's Headwaters Camp, located in Big Sky, Montana, is carefully cradled in a world defined by the orderly needs of program and the random artistry of nature in the extreme. Set on the edge of a series of man-made ponds, streams and falls, a rustic cabin appears to hover over the sparkling waters of a high mountain alpine lake.

Highway 93 North from Missoula

Highway 93 North from Missoula, Montana

Spend some time in western Montana and you'll see the bumper sticker: "Pray for me, I drive U.S. 93." This highway runs from Arizona to Canada. It is a two-laner through much of Montana, entering big-sky country from Idaho at Lost Trail Pass and passing through Missoula.

The road is heavily used, filled with recreational travelers as well as commercial and local traffic. It is also Montana's most dangerous two-lane highway - not only for people, but animals.

Jackson Glacier, Glacier National Park

Jackson Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana

Jackson Glacier is visible from Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. A part of the largest grouping of glaciers in the park, Jackson Glacier rests on the north side of Mount Jackson.

Jackson Glacier is one of the easiest of the park's glaciers to observe, and is located south of the Going-to-the-Sun Road on the east side of the Continental Divide, upper St. Mary Valley.