Siberia’s Lake Baikal “In March, due to a natural phenomenon, Siberia’s Lake Baikal is particularly amazing to photograph. The temperature, wind and sun cause the ice crust to crack and form beautiful turquoise blocks or ice hummocks on the lake’s surface.” Photograph by Alex El Barto.
Torres del Paine, Chile - Get Trekking in the Patagonian Andes (@Lonely Planet , $20) for trail descriptions and insider advice. Guides and permits aren't required, but for the comfort of an outfitted trip, go with BikeHike Adventures (bikehike.com). It offers nine-day treks with an overnight at the new EcoCamp, where the geodesic lodges and dining hall are all carbon-neutral. Pick up a free trekker's map at the park entrance.