12 Bucket-List Trips That Are Surprisingly Difficult

They're some of the most iconic places in the world, but they're not always easy to experience.

The pandemic has caused a lot of travel dreaming. Maybe your bucket list has even grown longer over the last year. Many of you might now be thinking about relaxing on a Grenadian beach or, now that Europe is planning to reopen to vaccinated travelers, sampling every Portuguese egg tart in Lisbon. It’s also likely that you’re considering some of the dozen dream destinations on the below list. At most places in the world, it’s easy to pick and choose your activities according to your abilities, avoiding anything that might trouble a bad back, painful joints, less-steady feet, fears of heights, and other concerns that can affect how we travel. As you figure out where to go when, keep in mind the unexpected challenges of these iconic places so that you don’t miss out on what makes them iconic.

10 Must-Visit Fairy-Tale Destinations for Feminists

Ten magical places to connect with female empowerment.

While the world is filled with enchanting destinations connected to ancient fairy tales, many of these original stories haven’t fared well in our post #MeToo era. However, if you sweep aside the tales of old, with damsels in distress waiting for their prince to arrive, there are many woke tales of female empowerment, set in spectacular destinations that no fourth-wave feminist would be embarrassed to visit.

En Plein Air: 10 Sculpture Gardens in the U.S.

Get your art fix and some fresh air all in one spot.

If you’re someone who’s looking to balance their outdoor activities with a little bit of culture, there’s nothing better than a sculpture garden to help you get your art fix. From institutions that collect large-scale works from some of the most renowned international artists to unique collections by folk artists, here are 10 American sculpture parks where you can stretch your legs and take in some stunning pieces of art. And, as an added bonus, you don’t have to worry about trying to peer around big crowds or anyone shushing you.