Postcards tagged: Nature in All Its Glory
HELSINGBORG, Sweden — Our guest Instagrammer will be taking us around his hometown while we celebrate Scandinavia this week.
GLACIER, Montana – Sit back in one of the rockers in the main lobby and crack open the paper in front of the perennially blazing fireplace, which is the size of a small dance floor.
This is proper African jungle, and as the sun sets, villagers will take to the waters to cast their fishing nets and malachite kingfishers will lace figure eights in the skies above you.
LA PAZ, Mexico – I knew it wouldn't attack me. Whale sharks eat plankton and algae, for goodness sake. But when a 15-foot anything is swimming towards you, and you're practically naked, it's freaky.
Snakes make the best travel companions, don't you think?
CAYO DISTRICT, Belize – Howler monkeys roar, composing a tune to rival the Jurassic Park soundtrack. The day provides enough stories to fill your travel journal.
CAYO DISTRICT, Belize – I jump in the cool waterfalls for an invigorating swim. I'm so blissed out, I don't know if I can walk.
BALI – I can't stop thinking about the simple lifestyle in many of the villages, which seems to have perished from so many other parts of the world.
SABI SANDS GAME RESERVE, South Africa – We followed lion tracks for hours, passing elephants, hippos, and giraffes, until we found our jackpot: two lionesses licking a freshly killed impala.
The eastern United States battens down the hatches for Hurricane Sandy, and we realize that Mother Nature loves reminding us who's boss. Here she is: the good, the bad, the ugly.