Magical Places

Discover magical places among the multitude of tourist traps with these regional world maps.  From stunning national parks to photogenic capital cities, these locations served as the backdrop for my adventure travel book series.  Come find the next destination to inspire your wanderlust!  North AmericaCentral AmericaSouth AmericaAustralia/ZealandSE AsiaMediterranean.

North American Magic

From remarkable national parks and long-distance hiking trails to jazz and bison; North America has lots of Magical Places to discover. 

Sitka, AlaskaVancouver Island
BC, Canada
Pacific Crest TrailYosemite NP, CaliforniaCrater Lake NP, OregonZion NP, UtahTaos, New MexicoAustin, TexasAsheville, North CarolinaAppalachian TrailBuffalo Ranch
Alma, Kansas

Central American Magic

From ancient pyramids and yoga retreats to jungle waterfalls and tranquil islands; Central America has so many Magical Places to explore. 

Teotihuacan PyramidsChichen Itza
Mayan Pyramids
Palenque Tikal PyramidsSan Marcos, GuatemalaSemuc ChampeyCorn Island, NicaraguaIsla Ometepe, NicaraguaPlaya Samara, Costa RicaMonteverde, Costa RicaBoca del Toro, PanamaLost & Found HostelCasco Viejo, PanamaPlaya Tunco, El SalvadorIsla Roatan, HondurasSaba Island

South American Magic

From Inca temples in the Andes Mountains down to the huge glaciers of Patagonia; South America has lots of Magical Places to discover. 

Trinidad IslandMerida, VenezuelaTayrona NP, ColumbiaGuatape, ColumbiaRio Clara NP, ColumbiaSolento, ColumbiaQuito, EcuadorVilcabamba, EcuadorBanos, EcuadorIsla del Sol, Lago Titicaca
from Copacabana, Bolivia
Amazon River
Iquitos, Peru
Santa Cruz Hike
Huaraz, Peru
Salkantay Trek to Machu Piccchu
Pisac Ruins from Cusco, Peru
Rurrenabaque, Bolivia Death Road from La Paz, Bolivia
to Senda Verde Wildlife Sanctuary

Toro Toro NP
Cochabamba, Bolivia
Managua Crater
Sucre, Bolivia
Salar de Uyini, BoliviaPuento del Diablo, Uruguay
Santa Teresa NP
Montevideo, Uruguay Iguazu Falls, ArgentinaSeven Lakes Route
Bariloche, Argentina
Monte Fitz Roy Hike
El Chalten, Argentina
Perito Moreno Glacier
El Calafate, Argentina
Torres del Paine NP
Puerto Natales, Chile
Tierra del Fuego NP
Ushuaia, Argentina

Aus-Zealand Magic

From koala bears and kangaroos to hot springs and bungee jumping; Australia and New Zealand have countless Magical Places to discover. 

Auckland, New ZelandMelbourne, AustraliaSydney, AustraliaBrisbane, AustraliaAdelaide, AustraliaWilsons Promontory NPGreat Ocean RoadLake Waikaremoana Hot Water Beach
Coromandel Peninsula
Mount Taranaki
Stratford, NZ
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Lake Taupo, New Zealand
Wellington HarborQueen Charlotte Track
Nelson, New Zealand
Abel Tasman Track
Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
Mount Angelus
Nelson Lakes NP
Arthur's Pass
Lagoon Saddle
QueenstownCopland Track
Fox Glacier, NZ

Southeast Asian Magic

From golden temples and exotic markets to elephants and Komodo dragons; Southeast Asia has so many Magical Places to explore. 

Bangkok, ThailandKoh Ta Kiev Island
Soukville, Cambodia
Siem Reap Khmer Temples
from Siem Reap, Cambodia
Ko Pha Ngan Island
from Surat Thani, Thailand
Ko Phi Phi Island
from Krabi, Thailand
Mu Koh Chang NP
from Trat, Thailand
Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaPenang Island, MalaysiaRaung Volcano
Java, Indonesia

Ulun Danu Baratan
Bali Island, Indonesia
Nusa Lembongan Island
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Gili Air Island

Rinjani Volcano
Lombok, Indonesia
El Nido, Palawan
The Philippines
Chiang Mai, ThailandPai, ThailandLuang Prabang, LaosVang Vieng, LaosPakse, LaosSapa Mountain, VietnamHalong Bay, Vietnam
from Cat Ba Island
Phong Nha Caves
Ke Bang NP, Vietnam
Da Nang, VietnamDalat, Vietnam

Mediterranean Magic

From stinky cheeses and dark beer to pharaohs and gladiators; the Mediterranean cultures have countless Magical Places to explore. 

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem
and Dead Sea, Israel
Cyprus IslandSharm El Sheikh
Sinai Peninsula, Egypt
Valley of the Kings
Luxor, Egypt
Giza Pyramids
Cairo, Egypt
Rhodes, TurkeySantorini, GreeceAthens, GreeceEpidaurus, GreeceRome, ItalyVenice, ItalyPompeii Ruins
Naples, Italy
Interlaken, SwitzerlandBarcelona, SpainParis, FranceMarseille, FranceFrankfurt, GermanyNeumunster, GermanyBerlin, GermanyBrussels, BelgiumAmsterdam, HollandStonehenge, EnglandGiant's Causeway,
Northern Ireland

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Lighting The Path

I developed this site to inspire you to go explore this big blue marble and discover the transformative magic of personal empowerment.

To help you succeed, I created Travel Advice pages divided into:
1) Before You Go: Basics, Documents, and Medical;
2) What To Take: Luggage, Clothing, and Technology;
3) On The Road: Immersion, Philosophy, and Books.

Lighting the path, the Travel Magic eBook series shares my personal experiences and takes you away to exciting locations; joining me to go cycling across New Zealand and backpacking throughout Vietnam.

I sell these adventure stories as digital eBooks exclusively on Amazon.  Click on any book cover image to visit my Amazon Author Page.