Photography by Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Appropriately, there is something Gaudi-like about Blanc, the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona’s ornate brasserie.
Photography by Sabine Lubenow / JWL / Aurora Photos
A beautiful accident of geology frames the deep blues of sea and sky on the coast of Gozo, the northernmost of the Maltese Islands.
Photography by Viceroy Hotels and Resorts
Water babies will want to splash about on the 15th floor, where a 300-foot infinity pool melds into Biscayne Bay.
Photography by Chris Schmid / Aurora Photos
After a full day of rhinoceros tracking, toss off your safari boots and take a plunge. As you soak in this infinity pool dangling over the rocky plateaus of northwest Namibia, you might spot a black eagle, a gazelle, or a giraffe.
Photography by Meg Haywood-Sullivan / Aurora Photos
Attention photographers and sunset gawkers: This scenic 80-foot waterfall is calling.
Photography by Gavin Hellier / Robert Harding Picture Library / Aurora Photos
At night, this marvelous mash-up of Byzantine and Islamic architecture stands at its mysterious best.
Photography by Image Source / Aurora Photos
Like Sydney and San Francisco, Cape Town is one of those cities by the sea that leaves its visitors forever plotting to return.
Photography by Getty Images
Barcelona’s favorite son, Antonio Gaudí, never finished his reverent masterpiece, the Sagrada Familía, but that only seems to add to its allure; two million-plus visitors meander through its mystical spaces and climb its twisting staircases every year.
Photography by Walter Bibikow / JAI / Aurora Photos
The famed Matterhorn looms within view of the Swiss-German ski village of Zermatt.
Photography by Dan Ballard / Aurora Photos
With its spacious skies and amber waves of grain, majestic mountains and fruited planes, this is the kind of American landscape that might inspire you to write a patriotic song.