KRABI BAY, THAILAND
Phangnga Bay's sheer limestone promontories—many covered with dense jungle—rise up to 1,000 feet above the Andaman Sea's blue-green waters. The best way to explore the many caves in these rocky outcrops—plus the bay's idyllic beaches and fishing villages on stilts—is by boat.
SABAH, BORNEO, MALAYSIA
Part of the Semporna Archipelago, tiny Sipadan Island off the coast of Borneo sits atop a volcano in a protected conservation zone. With almost guaranteed sightings of green and hawksbill turtles, various species of shark, barracuda, and manta, this island in the Celebes Sea appears on every diver's dream list.
You’re never more than a dozen miles from the water's edge when visiting Door Peninsula, sticking like a sword into Lake Michigan in Wisconsin's northeast corner. Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, a buttery brick tower built in 1868, caps a limestone headland jutting into the lake and overlooks a half-dozen islands just off the sandy shore.
Ownership of Alsace has passed between France and Germany for centuries, and the Germanic feel lingers along the Route du Vin d'Alsace (the Alsatian Wine Road). Considered the wine capital of this world-class wine region, Colmar is known for its half-timbered houses and canals, earning Colmar its nickname la petite Venise (Little Venice).