In the town of Polignano a Mare in southern Italy (province of Bari, Apulia), lies a most unique dining experience at the Grotta Palazzese. Open only during the summer months, a restaurant is created inside a vaulted limestone cave, looking outwards towar
By venturing into the 30-million-year-old limestone caves on New Zealand’s North Island, photographer Joseph Michael was able to capture magical images of the glowworms that call this place home. Against the natural backdrop that the cave provides, it looks as though there are hundreds of miniature, blue-tinted stars, but this is actually the work of glowworms known as Arachnocampa luminosa.
Phra Nang Beach is accessible only by long-tail boat about a 20-minute ride from Ao Nang (in Krabi Province). The velvety sand is best from May to December during low-season when you can rent a sea kayak to explore the sandstone karsts and limestone caves just offshore go snorkeling among the shallow waters coral reefs or try your hand rock climbing without competing for space.