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 America – Central America – South America – Australia/Zealand – SE Asia – Mediterranean.
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.
BC, CanadaPacific Crest TrailYosemite NP, CaliforniaCrater Lake NP, OregonZion NP, UtahTaos, New MexicoAustin, TexasAsheville, North CarolinaAppalachian TrailBuffalo Ranch
Central American Magic
From ancient pyramids and yoga retreats to jungle waterfalls and tranquil islands; Central America has so many Magical Places to explore.
Mayan PyramidsPalenque 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.
from Copacabana, Bolivia
Iquitos, PeruSanta Cruz Hike
Huaraz, PeruSalkantay 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, BoliviaManagua Crater
Sucre, BoliviaSalar de Uyini, BoliviaPuento del Diablo, Uruguay
Santa Teresa NP
Montevideo, Uruguay Iguazu Falls, ArgentinaSeven Lakes Route
Bariloche, ArgentinaMonte Fitz Roy Hike
El Chalten, Argentina
Perito Moreno Glacier
El Calafate, Argentina
Torres del Paine NP
Puerto Natales, Chile
Tierra del Fuego NP
From koala bears and kangaroos to hot springs and bungee jumping; Australia and New Zealand have countless Magical Places to discover.
Coromandel PeninsulaMount Taranaki
Stratford, NZTongariro Alpine Crossing
Lake Taupo, New ZealandWellington HarborQueen Charlotte Track
Nelson, New Zealand
Abel Tasman Track
Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
Nelson Lakes NP
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.
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
Ulun Danu Baratan
Bali Island, Indonesia
Nusa Lembongan Island
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Gili Air Island
El Nido, Palawan
Chiang Mai, ThailandPai, ThailandLuang Prabang, LaosVang Vieng, LaosPakse, LaosSapa Mountain, VietnamHalong Bay, Vietnam
from Cat Ba IslandPhong Nha Caves
Ke Bang NP, Vietnam
Da Nang, VietnamDalat, Vietnam
From stinky cheeses and dark beer to pharaohs and gladiators; the Mediterranean cultures have countless Magical Places to explore.
and Dead Sea, IsraelCyprus IslandSharm El Sheikh
Sinai Peninsula, Egypt
Valley of the Kings
Rhodes, TurkeySantorini, GreeceAthens, GreeceEpidaurus, GreeceRome, ItalyVenice, ItalyPompeii Ruins
Naples, ItalyInterlaken, SwitzerlandBarcelona, SpainParis, FranceMarseille, FranceFrankfurt, GermanyNeumunster, GermanyBerlin, GermanyBrussels, BelgiumAmsterdam, HollandStonehenge, EnglandGiant's Causeway,
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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.