Oneonta Gorge, Oregon

Oneonta Gorge

The Oneonta Gorge is a scenic gorge located in the Columbia River Gorge area of Oregon, USA.

It is a hidden secret due to not being accessible by trail. One must spend a day walking up the winding creek bed and possibly wading through water that in some places can be chest-deep, depending on the season and the relative amount of snow-melt to reach the astounding views.

The Oneonta Gorge was first photographed by Carleton Eugene Watkins, a native of Oneonta, New York, who had traveled west during the time of California Gold Rush of 1849. Watkins named the Oneonta Falls after his hometown

Cape Town, South Africa

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The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway is a new curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum. The Walkway takes the visitor from the forest floor into and through the trees and bursts out above the canopy, giving spectacular panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, Garden and Cape Flats.

Located in Kirstenbosch, an important botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town.

Isla Harbour, Bahamas

Pink Sand Beach, Isla Harbour, Bahamas

Harbour Island is most renowned for its pale pink sand beaches which are considered some of the very in the world. It’s located northwest of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas.

The west coast also has beaches and several marinas. Outlying coral reefs like the Devil’s Backbone are home to marine life such as stingrays and turtles. The main hub, Dunmore Town, features pastel houses like the 1797 Loyalist Cottage.

Harbour Island features one of the top dive sites in the world known as “Current Cut Dive”.  Other amenities of Harbour Island include fine cuisine to family style restaurants, deep sea fishing, surf fishing, day trips to Eleuthera,and shopping for souvenirs from the sidewalk vendors in Dunmore Town.

Siesta Key, Florida

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Siesta Key is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. It’s known for its sandy beaches. Siesta Beach, near the shops and cafes of Siesta Key Village, has shallow waters, a playground and tennis courts. Crescent Beach offers access to Point of Rocks, limestone outcroppings that surround tidal pools and coral reefs. To the south, Turtle Beach has boat ramps and picnic areas.

Kaysersberg, France

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Kaysersberg is a small town in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in northeastern France. It is generally considered to be one of the most impressive of the Alsace towns, particularly in the town’s medieval centre.

The town is in a very picturesque setting, in a valley surrounded by vineyards and with forested hills rising above the town. The first vines were brought here in the 16th century from Hungary making Kaysersberg  one of the finest wine growing areas in Alsace.

Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy

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Lake Como, Italy is known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps. The lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with three slender branches that meet at the resort town of Bellagio. At the bottom of the southwest branch lies the city of Como, home to Renaissance architecture and a funicular that travels up to the mountain town of Brunate.

Magome, Kiso Valley, Japan

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Magome (馬籠) is a beautifully restored post town in the Kiso Valley.  This area exists as a living museum of the Edo Period. A perfect destination for peaceful exploration.