Pros: scenery, wildlife, LOTR lookalike mountains, far away from everything, swimming in Rio Grande (hot spring) Cons: elusive mountain lions, howling coyotes at night (the full moon) Visited in 2006.
Acadia N.P., Maine Pros: fog, combination of coastal and mountain walks, lobsters Cons: unpredictable weather Check out our slideshow video:
About 60 km away from Muscat, Oman lays a little fishing town called Sifat Ash Sheik. It’s a serene spot, but there is also even nicer one northwest from the town. You need to either take a boat or drive (4WD required) to the trailhead and walk for 30 minutes. The hike, while short, is unmarked and relatively difficult. But the prize of being alone for the sunrise is unparalleled. The place… Read More
Al Sawadi beach is an Omani version of Mt St Michelle, France or St Michael Mount in Cornwall. You can try to walk to the island, theoretically possible during very low tide, but the best way is to hire a boat and after a 2-minute ride. You can walk all the way up to the top of the watchtower to enjoy great views. See our video from that trip in August 2019:… Read More
Pros: sand dunes, a place like no other in Poland, photography Cons: too many tourists in the summer, expensive electric bus to get close to the dunes Here is a short video taken on a windy day in the summer of 2019, hence lots of time-lapsed shots: Słowiński National Park (Słowiński Park Narodowy in Polish) is a national park in Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. You will find picturesque sand dunes and beautiful beaches, but… Read More
Wadi Shab is probably the most popular wadi in Oman. It is only one hour away from Muscat. The place starts with a short boat ride, followed by a 30-minute hike, and then a swim to the entrance of a cave. This is a must-visit for anyone visiting Oman and Muscat. And in case you forget, please carry a waterproof camera as you will get wet, and water shoes as you will need to… Read More