Earth never stops surprising us. Every corner of the planet offers some sort of natural peculiarity with an explanation that makes us wish we'd studied harder in junior high Earth science class. Here are some favorites.
We can't visit Mars (yet), but our own planet's unique terrain presents plenty of landscapes with an out-of-this-world feel. Check out iReporters' otherworldly photos, which cover a lot of ground on Earth.
We can't take every summer vacation we'd like to take, but CNN iReporters can certainly take us to some of those places. Here, iReporters share some of their summer travels and photos, which cover a lot of terrain.
Mark Collier grew up in the mountains of Vermont. Every autumn, he would see an influx of tourists flood his state to get a glimpse of the brilliant fall leaves. He didn't get what the big deal was, but he understands now.
With a climate that ranges from desert dry to tropical lush to freeze-your-North-Face-off in the Andes, Peru packs a ton of diversity between its sea level elevation Pacific beaches and the 22,204 foot top of its highest mountain, Nevado Huascaran.
Sandy stretches that meander serenely into gentle waves are lovely. But that's not the kind of beach that makes your knees buckle and has you reaching for your camera before you've got the sunscreen on your nose.
Like her green curtain dress, Scarlett O'Hara may be slightly tattered and worn, but she refuses to become a relic. An exhibit at the University of Texas marks the 75th anniversary of the making of the 1939 classic film.
These rocky natural bridges were formed over millennia by flowing waters, which slowly eroded away the rock to create the shape of a bridge. Here are 15 of our glorious favorites from around the world.
The charming old-world town along the Oregon Coast, where the Siuslaw River curves along its edges, offers spectacular natural views, and it is located along what is arguably the most beautiful and diverse section of the state's coastline.
Imagine watching the northern lights in Finland through the transparent, geometric roof of your own glass igloo, or stargazing in Chile through the window of your specially designed cabin-observatory, or watching the weather roll in over rugged Julian Alps from your a-frame hut two thousand meters above sea level.
Who among us hasn't fantasized about flying like a bird? We've created hot air balloons, planes and spacecraft to replicate what birds can already do naturally. Check out iReporters' best shots of birds in action.
Spot some of the most impressive aircraft in the world at the newest version of the Delta Flight Museum. You'll also see vintage uniforms and cool first class seating from Delta's treasure trove of memorabilia.
It was during the throes of the Civil War, with lots of bloody and brutal fighting still ahead, when President Abraham Lincoln turned his attention to the Mariposa Grove and the Yosemite Valley areas of California.
Solomon Northrup's jail, Hawaii's first Christian church and a nightclub that was vital to the development of African-American music have all found their way onto a 2014 list of 11 endangered historic places.
Camping in the freezing snow at 6,000 feet. Trekking through the jungle with an armed guard. Sitting on a boat in crocodile-infested waters. These photographers share how they take the best wildlife pictures in the world.
CNN iReporters sent in their favorite futuristic buildings from their travels, including an amazing building designed to resemble a human eyeball, an American airport icon and and a bizarre circular structure that defies the imagination.
Jeff Probst was a bit of a travel late bloomer, but the "Survivor" host has more than made up for lost time since the U.S. show debuted in 2000. Here are 10 of his favorite spots, including some from his personal life.
Lots of hotels have traditions. But the rituals at the U.S. lodgings we've listed here stand out above the crowd in our book, for either their quirkiness or sheer longevity. We think you'll want to join in on the fun.
An Area 51 spy jet mistaken for a UFO, a little-known story of historic airmanship and an inspiring flight to freedom: Check out these three aviation gems at Ohio's National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Our winter blues are about to turn pink! This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival starts in Washington on Thursday. The annual event attracts more than a million people from across the country and abroad. The festival is starting on the first day of spring, as always, but peak bloom is predicted to be later this season because of the brutal winter in the D.C. area.
Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image. Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at CNN iReport!
Who doesn't imagine packing up and relocating to America's tropical wonderland? Before you flee the mainland, try to experience the islands like a true Hawaiian to see whether you have what it takes to handle all that paradise.
Want to spot dolphins in Florida, peer over the edge of the Grand Canyon or dig for bits of history near an Irish castle? These are all trips that can change the way your child (and maybe you) see the world.
You may have noticed an interesting reaction when you tell people you're traveling to Amsterdam -- that curious look, that knowing half-smile. "Amsterdam," they say with a mischievous grin, "lucky you!"
Leave the snorkels and beach towels at home if you dare visit these forbidding islands.
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