15 Travel-Inspiring Photos Budget Travel Friday, Apr 11, 2008, 1:41 PM Gostionica Cisterna in Rovinj, Croatia. From "Croatia: A View With a Room (Joshua Paul) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

 

15 Travel-Inspiring Photos

Gostionica Cisterna in Rovinj, Croatia. From "Croatia: A View With a Room (Joshua Paul)
Bet Giyorgis, the last of the stone churches to be carved in Lalibela, Ethiopia, is set apart from the others. From "Ethiopia: Sacred Africa (Evelyn Hockstein)
On the slate rooftops in Lijiang, China, a row of tiles crooks up—supposedly they represent the tips of a phoenix's wings. From "Lijiang: Forgotten Kingdom (Chien-min Chung)
The neighborhood around Querini in Venice, Italy. From "Renting an Apartment in Venice (Jörg Brockmann)
The Great Wicomico River in Virginia. From "The Northern Neck, Virginia (Rebecca Simpson & Justin Steele)
Even though it's seconds away from the Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre, Pigalle is seedy—strip clubs, dance halls, and sex shops with shifty, beckoning doormen. Independent theater groups and dance club impresarios have recently been staging programs in some of these venues, which may be the first signs of a transformation. From "Paris Through an Artist's Eyes (Ian Gittler)
Dunskeig Bay, on Scotland's Kintyre Peninsula. From "How to Earn a Scottish Breakfast (Emily Mott)
Wat Munna, a temple near Luang Prabang, Laos. From "Laos: A Tour That Even Loners Can Love (Jun Takagi)
Hiking trails lead from Real de Catorce, Mexico (lower left), in all directions. One popular destination is the pueblo fantasma, or ghost town. From "Ghosts of the Sierra Madre (Livia Corona)
Highway 550 on Kauai, Hawaii, which parallels Waimea Canyon and climbs up into Kokee State Park. From "Kauai: The Top 25 (Amanda Friedman)
La Plage Rouge in Marrakech, Morocco. From "My Marrakech Is Better Than Yours (Jason Lowe)
Stellenbosch, South Africa, a 45-minute drive from Cape Town, where more than 100 vineyards blanket the countryside, is the best place to sample Pinotage. From "Cape Town: The Top 25 (Dook)
Palais Royal in Paris is elegant and monumental, but this seemingly incongruous art installation adds an element of fun, and it's a challenge for a group of teenage boys with a soccer ball. From "Paris Through an Artist's Eyes (Ian Gittler)
Tables at La Galeria in Yelapa, Mexico, overlook Yelapa Bay. From "Got Stress? Get to Puerto Vallarta (Maura McEvoy)
The exterior of agriturismo Casale del Principe, a former monastery about a half-hour drive south of Palermo, Italy. From "Secret Hotels of Sicily (Raymond Patrick)
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