The Hobbit House in the Cotswolds~ While it is completely above-ground, the fantastical construction of this sheep shed in the Cotswolds, England, has earned it the local nickname “Hobbit House”. Built without permission by a local artist, the sprawling construction took nearly ten years to build. Abandoned in the 1990s, it’s an unconventional tourist stop today.
Lamar Valley Just east of Tower-Roosevelt, this area provides one of the most plentiful opportunities to catch a glimpse of Yellowstone’s exotic wildlife such as elk, bison, osprey, bald eagles, antelope, moose, black bears and grizzlies, as well as bears and wolves. Early morning and late evening are the times of day where you’re most likely to have the best luck.
Sweet Birch A beautiful tree, we love sweet birch for its cinnamon-colored peeling bark and triangular dark green leaves that turn beautiful golden-yellow in fall. Name: Betula lenta Growing Conditions: Sun to shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 50 feet tall Zones: 3-7 Native to North America: Yes
One of the first parks in the National Park Service, California’s Yosemite is a World Heritage site. Its most famous scenery includes mountain peaks like Half Dome and El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, giant sequoias, and sub-alpine lakes. Adventure travel expert Matt Villano recommends Hetch Hetchy, an uncrowded area in the park’s northwest corner, for unparalleled hiking.