Around Newport, Orgeon, United States, are many great things to see. Inhabited by around 10.000 people it is home to Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Yaquina Bay Bridge and many more points of interest. Yaquina Bay Bridge is one of the most remarkable bridges of the U.S. Route 101. About Yaquina Bay […]
Next to Terrebonne, Oregon, United States, one can find Smith Rock State Park. One reason to go there is its picturesque landscape and another is its cliffs. Made out of basalt and tuff they are perfect for all kinds of climbing and for all levels. Therefore Smith Rock State Park offers […]
Painted Hills is one of three units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Orgeon, United States. Its name derives from the unbelievable colourful layers on the hills. The structures were created when the area was a floodplain hundreds of years ago. Its striking red colours come from laterite […]
Old Idaho State Penitentiary can be found in Idaho, United States. In use from 1872 to 1973 it was shut down after a serious riot in 1973. It received over 13.000 inmates with a maximum population of over 600 inmates. 215 of the inmates were women.
The region around Shoshone Falls lies in southern Idaho, United States. Shoshone Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River and due to its size its also called “Niagara of the west”. With a height of 65 metres it is even 14 metres higher as Niagara Falls. Snake River carves […]
Point Reyes can be found on the Pacific Coast of northern California, United States. Point Reyes got its name from Portuguese explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. It is the windiest place on the Pacific Coast and the second foggiest place in North America. Due to the characteristic heavy high fog, it was […]
Monument Valley can be found within the Colorado Plateau, Utah, United States. Due to its vast, red sandstone buttes it has an unique appearance and was therefore used as location for many film shootings. For example Forrest Gump, Mission Impossible 2, Indiana Jones, Stagecoach and many more.
Fabulous peaks and landscapes can be found in Grand Teton National Park. Situated in Wyoming, United States, Yellowstone National Park is right next to it. Human History in this area dates back more than 11.000 years. It was home to Native Americans such as the first nomadic hunter-gatherer Paleo-Indians and […]
Devils Tower is an igneous laccolith in the Bear Lodge Mountains, Wyoming, United States. With 386 metres above the surrounding area, it can be seen from far away. Its summit is 1559 metres above sea level. Established in 1906, Devils Tower was the first United States National Monument. Most of […]