Schwarzwald – Black Forest of Germany

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The Black Forest, a mountainous region in southwest Germany, bordering France, is known for its dense evergreen forests and picturesque villages, which inspired some of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. It’s also renowned for the cuckoo clocks produced in the region since the 1700s. It’s a destination for hiking and biking at vast nature parks, skiing Feldberg Mountain, and swimming and sailing Lake Titisee.

Leprechaun Lake, Leavenworth, WA

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Leprachaun Lake is part of the The Enchantments Trail – a 17.9 mile point-to-point trail located near Leavenworth, WA that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and rock climbing and is accessible from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Heart-shaped rock in Chapada Diamantina National Park, Bahia, Brazil

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Heart-shaped rock in Chapada Diamantina National Park, Bahia, Brazil (by Raphael Koerich).