15 Travel-Inspiring Photos

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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
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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