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  1. Experience the best of Florence, Italy, from galleries to gelato


    FLORENCE, Italy

    The skies were clouding over as I strode briskly across that famous bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, ready for a productive day checking off Florentine must-sees.

    Visitors to the Accademia Gallery in Florence, Italy, pause to admire and take photos of Michelangelo’s David. The 17-foot-high marble statue is a Renaissance masterpiece and a must-see.
  2. Rocky Mountain National Park: gorgeous views, overnight options


    Rocky Mountain National Park's name doesn't leave much to guesswork. It is home to some of the most gorgeous mountain views one is likely to find anywhere in the world. Only 90 minutes from Denver, accessibility is a selling point. Denver International Airport is a major hub, so finding a convenient flight from most …

    The night sky is seen from a Pine Ridge designated wilderness camping site in the Wild Basin Area of Rocky Mountain National Park. Pine Ridge is a flat 1.4 miles from the Wild Basin Trailhead, but you’ll need a backcountry permit in order to camp. From Pine Ridge, you can make a day hike to see Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls. 
LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 
  3. 10 months, 45 national parks, 11 rules


    When I was 12, my family piled into a Honda Odyssey and headed west for a summer exploring the national parks. That trip changed my life. I tasted the freedom of the open road and experienced the wonders of America's wild places. I was hooked.

     White ibis take flight in the Florida Everglades. It’s in places like this that travelers can indulge the senses to expand their understanding of the world around them.