Le Grau-du-Roi, Languedoc, France

Le Grau, near the Petit Camargue has for nearly a century been a destination for ordinary French holidaymakers, the sort who favour pétanque and pastis.


Es Grau, Menorca, Spain

At Es Grau, on the north-east coast of Menorca, the Mediterranean stays at shin level for 40 metres out to sea, like a gigantic spa pool. Part of the S’Albufera des Grau nature reserve, the beach is protected from overdevelopment.


Mónsul, Andalusia, Spain

Unspoiled beaches in the Cabo de Gata natural park on the southern tip of Spain. The colorful cliffs – rust, mustard, mauve, black, grey, white – that line the coast are dotted with watchtowers built over the past thousand years to fend off pirates and other invaders.


Old Faithful, WY, United States

This geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupts a 140-foot spout of water at regular 45- to 120-minute intervals.


Yosemite Valley, CA, United States

Looking down the Yosemite Valley, you can see Bridalveil Falls and the granite cliff of Half Dome in the distance.