Truly massive in scale, the Alps offer enormous visual drama with a vertical drop that ranges from 4,000 to 7,000 feet. Dotting its valleys, European cultural centers offer access to world-class snow sports, hiking, museums, cuisine and more across five must-see countries.
A refreshing dip in the water is one of the best ways to beat the summer heat. From deep lakes to natural pools to salty seas, we've rounded up six swimming spots around the world where the incredible views are worth soaking up too.
"I had expected the beautiful coastal scenery of Croatia, however the landscapes of the interior were not to be outdone! This picture is from the top of the “Walls of Ston” overlooking the walled town below."