Travel: Best of March

Pohnpei, Micronesia

Photograph by Ami Vitale, Panos

A spear fisherman holds a fish in the shallow waters above a reef in Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. The island, halfway between Manila and Honolulu, has adventure opportunities galore: Kiteboard the cross-shore winds at Sokhes Pass, dive the reefs of the outer atolls, or hike to one of Pohnpei’s shampoo-ad-worthy waterfalls that tumble out of the high country—where rainfall averages 400 inches annually—into cool, swimmable pools.

Temple of Haroeris and Sobek

Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

The Temple of Haroeris and Sobek in Kom Ombo, Egypt, is located on a bank of the Nile about 30 miles north of Aswan. A nighttime river cruise is one of the best ways to approach the temple, which was built during the Ptolemaic period.

Cherry Blossoms, Japan

Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel

In Japan the nighttime viewing of cherry blossoms in spring, like these at Kyoto’s Hirano Shrine, is a special event. “The cherries’ only fault: the crowds that gather when they bloom,” wrote Saigyo, a 12th-century poet.

Source: National Geographic


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