Places in USA
One of the coolest (literally) of the Colorado Springs hiking trails, and one of the best-kept secrets. This is a unique 2-mile hike near Glen Eyrie that meanders through a steep canyon, gains 400 feet of vertical, and ends up at the punch bowls-- five granite bowls filled with mountain water. Excellent hike for a hot summer day. Jump into the bowls and go for a swim. How did I not know about this?
Get away for the weekend in Rockport, Texas. Bounded by bays and sheltered by barrier islands, the harbor at Rockport Beach is serene, with fisherman quietly minding their bobbing lures off the wooden pier. Downtown on Austin Street, brightly colored shops and restaurants are full of friendly conversation and laughter.