When planning a family trip, many people often picture spending time by a pool or exploring city sights. But for those who prefer a night under the stars to a comfortable hotel bed, these options can seem a bit limiting. However, the world has many beautiful landscapes and landmarks, and finding the best travel destinations for nature lovers isn’t difficult if you know where to look.
With ready access to the largest underwater cave system in the world, Tulum is the opportune place to enjoy the thrills of cave swimming. Many local cenotes—natural sinkholes that act as entrances to underwater caves—are available for a variety of activities, some of which include swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and cave exploring.
Formed from the eruptions of the now-dormant Chato Volcano, Arenal Volcano is Costa Rica’s most historically active volcano. Up until 2010, Arenal had erupted consistently; however, the volcano is currently considered to be in a resting phase. Visitors won’t be able to witness the lava flow or plumes of ash rising from the summit, but the area is still the perfect spot for activities such as rainforest hiking, whitewater rafting, and horseback riding.
Whether you want to hike across the diverse terrain or spend your days on the lake with a rod and reel, the Lake Mead area features a variety of options to choose from. From mountains, canyons, and valleys to deep blue lakes, the park has 1.5 million acres and many beautiful landscapes for you to explore.
A place of beauty and legend, this nature reserve features some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the entire world. A habitat to insects, reptiles, and birds you can rarely find anywhere else, this site is a great place to explore and learn more about local wildlife.