Mudhdhoo (Vaadhoo) Island, Maldives, Sea of Stars is created by microscopic bioluminescent phytoplankton that glow in blue when disturbed or agitated, creating a “stellar” display on the beach at night.
Chicago, IL: Volo Bog Loop Hike / The second loop follows the Tamarack View Trail for 2.8 miles around the edge of the bog. From the visitor’s center, it cruises through a white oak and box elder forest: Watch for songbirds flitting through the trees. A boardwalk section leads to an overlook (with a bench) that is a great place to stop before rolling over several small hills and rounding the north end of the bog. The trail passes a bird blind and beaver lodges before reentering the woods.
Maldives, my DREAM vacation spot AND SOON because apparently it's disappearing into the ocean as a result of global warming/climate change. Get your tickets before the Maldives are swallowed by the Indian Ocean!
From sleepy Sicilian seaside escapes to postcard-perfect Tuscan hamlets, we’ve rounded up the 10 most beautiful small towns in Italy. Added bonus: most of them are within day-tripping distance of a major city.