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Saucer Magnolias at the Enid Haupt Garden in Washington DC

WASHINGTON DC, United States — I took this photo last spring during the very brief blooming of the tulip magnolias (or saucer magnolias) in Washington DC. They’re one of the spring’s first dramatic blooming varieties in the DC area, usually beating the more famous cherry blossoms by a couple of weeks.

World War II-era Batteries at Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Defending Charleston Harbor

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND, United States — Fort Moultrie isn’t as famous as its neighbor, Fort Sumter, but it has played crucial roles over the centuries in defending Charleston Harbor.

Niagara Falls Viewing Telescope

Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, United States — Although not the highest or even the wettest, Niagara Falls might just be the most famous waterfalls in the world. And they’re very easy to visit.

Boston city skyline at night

Boston’s City Skyline at Night

BOSTON, United States — I took this panorama of Boston’s city skyline at night from the end of Long Wharf looking back at the city. At one point during the colonial era, Long Wharf was the busiest pier in America. It was also much longer at the time–in the centuries since, landfill has created reclaimed land, but originally the shoreline was up near Faneuil Hall.

Maple Syrup Taffy Lollipops being made in Quebec City's Rue du Petit-Champlain at night at Christmas

Winter Charms of Old Quebec City

QUEBEC CITY, Canada — Quebec City is a kind of Paris-in-miniature, set on a beautiful spot on the Saint Lawrence River and full of old-world charm. At Christmas it really shines.

Newark New Jersey Downtown Aerial Photo at Night

Newark at Night from the Air

NEWARK, New Jersey — Newark, New Jersey, isn’t exactly known as a jewel of the American northeast. But from certain vantage points, it can actually be quite pretty. Glittery, even.

White House in the Snow

A Washington Winter Wonderland

WASHINGTON DC, United States — Heavy snow shuts down Washington DC, but it also transforms the National Mall, its monuments, and other Washington landmarks like the White House into a winter wonderland.

Caribbean resort at night panorama

Gallows Point Resort

ST. JOHN, US Virgin Islands – Gallows Point Resort on St. John in the beautiful US Virgin Islands is a fantastic place to watch some stunning Caribbean sunsets. It sits on a point right next to Cruz Bay.

Photo of Hoover Dam Wall, River, and Bridge

Hoover Dam

HOOVER DAM, United States — The Hoover Dam was one of the great engineering feats of the Great Depression of the 1930s in the United States.

Austin skyline with Austin City Limits guitar at night

An Oasis in Texas

AUSTIN, United States — Austin is a city that’s young, fun, and takes pride in being a bit off-kilter.

Sandy Beach of Hawksnest Bay St John US Virgin Islands

The Beautiful Beaches of St. John

ST. JOHN, US Virgin Islands — St. John boasts some of the Caribbean’s most picture perfect beaches. White sands from the coral reefs and beautiful turquoise seas, along with reliably warm tropical weather, make for an idyllic setting.

Interior Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal

Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica

MONTREAL, Canada — The interior of Old Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica has to rank it as one of the most stunning churches or cathedrals in North America.

Space Shuttle Enterprise

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

WASHINGTON DC, United States — One of the world’s most visited museums, the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum has an incredible array of original artifacts from the history of flight and space exploration.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

BALTIMORE, United States — Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a manicured, safe, and family-friendly area of an otherwise hardscrabble city.

Delta Queen at night

Chattanooga and Ruby Falls

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — Chattanooga, Tennessee, is clearly a city that puts heavy emphasis on being “livable,” and so far it seems to be doing a pretty good job of it.

Virginia State Capitol

RICHMOND, United States — The Virginia State Capitol building, completed in 1788, is the seat of the oldest legislative body in the United States, the Virginia General Assembly.