Banff National Park, Canada
Decken Glacier, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania -The glaciers atop Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro may be gone entirely in the next few decades, according to a new study. Researchers at Ohio State and the University of Massachusetts have shown that 85 percent of the ice that was present atop the Tanzanian mountain in 1912 has melted away.
Decken Glacier, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Bermuda Why Go: Known for its pink-hued sand, this small island -- the oldest British colony -- is as civilized and as gracious as it gets. You'll be treated as honored guests. Where to Stay: Reminiscent of a country estate, the Rosedon Hotel (Rosedon.com) offers the perfect mix of privacy and socializing (whether it's around the pool, at tea or during the Tuesday-evening rum swizzle parties). What to Do: Feel the wind blowing through your hair while tooling around on a moped.
Maelstrom at Kauai, Hawaii A maelstrom is a very powerful whirlpool; a large, swirling body of water. A free vortex, it has considerable downdraft. The power of tidal whirlpools tends to be exaggerated by laymen. There are virtually no stories of large ships ever being sucked into a maelstrom, although smaller craft are in danger and tsunami generated maelstroms may even threaten larger crafts.
Maelstrom at Kauai, Hawaii
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