Photo by @andywcoleman // Wai'anapanapa State Park and its beautiful Black Sand Beach are located just off the Hana Highway before you get to Hana. Maui is known for its sunsets, but this is one of those places where the sunrise can be just as spectacular. As Earth Day approaches, this is the perfect spot to think about the planet we live on - and how to preserve it. #NatGeoEarthDay
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Thinking of visit Washington, D.C. this year? Consider planning your trip to coincide with the blooming of the cherry blossoms, which occurs at the end of March into early April. It's truly an incredible site to see the Tidal Basin ringed with varying shades of pinks and whites, especially at sunrise or sunset. I recommend getting up early to avoid the crowds! Photo by @jeffmauritzen.
Photo by (Ira Block) The 4000 year old sport of hunting with eagles still exists today in the Kazakh region of western Mongolia in Buyan-Ölgii Province where there are close to 100 hunters - some of them women.
Photo by @hellokrisdavidson // Featuring the highest peak in the Marin Hills, the top of Mount Tamalpais offers sweeping views of San Francisco and the the Pacific Ocean. Most of the mountain is part of protected public lands, including Mount Tamalpais State Park, Muir Woods National Monument, and the Mount Tamalpais Watershed, resulting in the preservation of pristine nature mere miles from a bustling urban area. #California
Photo by @catherinekarnow In the rich wine growing region of Tuscany is Badia di Passignano or the Abbey of Passignano an historic abbey dating amazingly to the year 395. Even today it is still inhabited by monks of the Vallombrosian Order who remain the guardians of their cultural and historical treasures. Next door to the monastery is a hidden gem of a restaurant: the Osteria di Passignano owned by the famed Antinori family. I cant think of a better way to spend the afternoon drinking a…