Scenic Hawaii

We asked the Travel Channel community to share with us their perfect moments in the Hawaiian Islands. Here are some of our favorite scenic submissions.

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Porcupine Mountains Wildnerness State Park in Michigan
Porcupine Mountains Wildnerness State Park in Michigan

Porcupine Mountains Wildnerness State Park in Michigan

This isn't just any wilderness area. The 'Porkies,' as Michigan's Porcupine Mountains Wildnerness State Park is known, is one of the Midwest's few remaining large wilderness areas. 960 1280

Renee LeFevre  

rothbury festival michigan

rothbury festival michigan

Jammin' is hard work. A couple relaxes in between shows at the Rothbury Festival, a 4-day jam band music festival in Rothbury, MI. Note the really clean woodlands; festival organizers aim for a zero-waste event. 960 1280

Studio BHB (Beth Heinen Bell)  

With 72 state parks and recreation areas, covering about 4 million acres, one thing's clear: Minnesota takes nature seriously. (That's not even counting the state's national forests, either.) 960 1280

Andrea Carlson  

charles schulz peants sally linus statues

charles schulz peants sally linus statues

Hanging out with Sally Brown and Linus van Pelt of Peanuts, in downtown St. Paul's Landmark Park. The famed cartoon strip was the brainchild of St. Paul's native son, Charles Schulz. 960 1280

Studio BHB  

sheboygan wisconisn marina

sheboygan wisconisn marina

Located along the Lake Michigan coast, Sheboygan, WI, includes many prime fishing locations like this marina. 960 1280

Donna Maurer  

rib mountain lake wausau wisconsin

rib mountain lake wausau wisconsin

How's this for a dramatic sunset? With an elevation of 1,941 feet, Rib Mountain, from Lake Wausau, WI, provides a stunning view of the countryside. 960 1280

Ryan McCain  

minnesota state capitol

minnesota state capitol

Completed in 1905, the opulent interior of the Minnesota State Capitol speaks to the "American Renaissance," the era of classical elegance at the 20th century's start. 960 1280

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lake mendota madison wisconsin

lake mendota madison wisconsin

It's not far down to paradise. Sailing takes you away ... to Lake Mendota near Madison, WI. 960 1280

Muhammad Shoaib Bin Altaf  

madison wisconsin waterfalls

madison wisconsin waterfalls

Wisconsin is a land of many lakes, rivers and dreamy waterfalls like this. 960 1280

Muhammad Shoaib Bin Altaf  

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park grand rapids michigan mi

Tranquil, huh? Autumn in a park near Grand Rapids, MI. 960 1280

Studio BHB  

Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake. Here, a view from Larsmont Cottages, a Minnesota resort near Two Harbors, MN. 960 1280

Pete Larson  

state capitol madison wisconsin

state capitol madison wisconsin

The Wisconsin State Capitol has stood in the heart of downtown Madison since the early 1900s. It boasts the only granite dome in the United States. 960 1280

Muhammad Shoaib Bin Altaf  

lake mendota madison wisconsin

lake mendota madison wisconsin

The shimmering waters of Lake Mendota, near Madison, WI, make for reflective (and picture-worthy!) sunsets. 960 1280

Muhammad Shoaib Bin Altaf  

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lake michigan milwaukee wisconsin

Nature and civilization strike just the right balance in this stunning shot of a pond near Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee. 960 1280

Muhammad Shoaib Bin Altaf  

Sturgeon Bay, WI, may only have 1 movie theater, but who cares when you have sunsets like these? 960 1280

Jennifer Ufnowski  

frank lloyd wright taliesin spring green wisconsin

frank lloyd wright taliesin spring green wisconsin

Travel to Spring Green, WI, to visit the sprawling 600-acre estate of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The estate, known as Taliesin, was named for an ancient Welsh poet. 960 1280

Heather Christensen  

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Maui
Maui

Maui

With more than 120 miles of coastline, Maui tops Mandy Ingber's list. Channel your inner roar, and strike a warrior pose, as you take in the sights and sounds of the deep blue Pacific splashing against the island’s rocky headlands. 960 1280

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Ibiza

Ibiza

“This is one of the most beautiful, soulful spots I have been to,” says Ingber of this Mediterranean island off the coast of Valencia, Spain. “Bohemian, a place where living and enjoyment are an art -- even just sitting on the beach feels like yoga here!” 960 1280

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Viceroy Bali

Viceroy Bali

“I have wanted to travel to Bali, and have seen the pictures of the Viceroy -- luxury resort!” says Ingber. Luxury, indeed: The family-owned-and-operated property on the Indonesian island of Bali is home to 25 villas, nestled on a hill overlooking the “Valley of the Kings.” 960 1280

Viceroy Bali  

Harbour Island, Bahamas

Harbour Island, Bahamas

This island, located off the northeast coast of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, may be a trek to get to, but it’s worth it for the “quaint, sweet town [vibe] and casual, beachy feel,” says Ingber. We’re betting you’ll agree as you stroll past colorful rows of homes and “om” away on the island’s pink sand beaches. 960 1280

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Ganeshpuri

Ganeshpuri

This small village, about 50 miles north of Mumbai, is “very poor, but soulful and where many gurus have lived and died,” says Ingber. Explore the village’s Siddha yoga tradition at the local ashram, then while away the hours in one of the hot springs near the area’s Tansa River. 960 1280

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Chiva-Som Resort

Chiva-Som Resort

This world-class resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, is on Ingber’s travel wish list. “They have programs tailored to detox, weight loss and rejuvenation here,” says Ingber. “Sign me up! Sometimes I want to be the one on the retreat!” 960 1280

Chiva-Som International Health Resort   

Kauai

Kauai

“Incredible setting!” says Ingber of this Hawaiian island. “Not only were we in a gorgeous, Bali-style house but the boat ride up the Na Pali Coast is dreamy. Waterfalls and beautiful hikes. So much wild nature here. One of the most bountiful and beautiful places I have been to and taught in.” 960 1280

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One & Only Palmilla, Mexico

One & Only Palmilla, Mexico

Ingber gives this Los Cabos resort overlooking the Sea of Cortez high marks. “I have been here twice, and have had some lovely yoga sessions in this beautiful setting,” says Ingber. “Many of my clients love Mexico because it’s sandy and close -- and we love the sunny weather!” 960 1280

One&Only Resorts  

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

This ancient city, one of the last inhabited and built by the Mayans, appeals to Ingber for many reasons: “The ruins and the blue of the ocean. The open-night sky. This spot is a dream … we were at a private estate. Heaven.” 960 1280

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Sha Wellness Clinic

Sha Wellness Clinic

This medical and luxury spa, overlooking Spain’s Costa Blanca coastline, also makes Ingber’s shortlist. A big draw is the surrounding natural beauty; the resort is situated in the Sierra Helada Natural Park, home to protected areas of plants as well as vibrant marine wildlife such as bottlenose dolphins. 960 1280

Sha Wellness Clinic  

Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence

This region in southern France is another personal favorite; Ingber stayed at a private estate in the country. “We had fresh eggs from the chickens on the property and practiced yoga daily,” she says. “A little sweaty in the summer, but with a farmers’ market and incredible architecture!” 960 1280

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Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

This posh oceanfront hotel, built on a stretch of sand near the Costa Rican town of Santa Teresa, came recommended by a friend. “It’s on my wish list,” says Ingber. With 2-story villas built around a saltwater pool, a restaurant with organic fruits and veggies, tropical gardens … ah, we can see why. 960 1280

Pranamar Villas Yoga Retreat   

Disney Fantasy
Disney Fantasy

Disney Fantasy

The fourth ship in the Disney fleet, the Disney Fantasy has 14 decks and can accommodate 4,000 passengers. Visit one of the 3 different pools on deck 11, or splash around in the AquaLab, a 1,800 square foot water play area. When you’ve had enough fun in the sun, catch a Disney musical show or a first-run movie in 3D. 960 1280

Disney Cruise Line  

Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic

Test your climbing ability at Carnival Magic’s SportSquare, the world’s first ropes course at sea! If you’d rather keep your feet firmly planted on the deck, catch a movie or sports game on the ship’s huge outdoor screen at the Seaside Theatre. 960 1280

Carnival Cruise Lines  

MSC Divina

MSC Divina

Stare out to sea from MSC Divina’s infinity pool. For a more exclusive and luxurious experience, upgrade to the MSC Yacht Club and enjoy a private pool deck with a private restaurant featuring panoramic views. 960 1280

MSC  

Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Epic

The Norwegian Epic certainly lives up to its name. With performances by the Blue Man Group and the Second City, an Aqua Park complete with 3 waterslides, Nickelodeon characters and 20 different dining options, the ship has something for everyone. Have a drink in the Svedka ice bar and then head to Spice H20—an adults-only Ibiza-inspired beach club (pictured here). 960 1280

Norwegian Cruise Line  

MSC Fantasia

MSC Fantasia

The new flagship of MSC cruises, the Fantasia has staircases made of Swarovski crystals and a transparent ceiling for stargazing. If that’s not enough to make you sign up, the Fantasia also has an Aqua Park, a Formula 1 simulator and an interactive 4D theatre. 960 1280

MSC   

Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas has everything you could ever dream of…including a zipline that’s 9 decks in the air. Climb a rock wall, test your skills in a surf simulator, go ice skating on the rink, play a round of mini golf or see a performance of Hairspray. There’s even a Starbucks on board! 960 1280

Simon Brooke-Webb  

Carnival Breeze

Carnival Breeze

Think all cruise food is boring? Think again. Hop aboard the Carnival Breeze and sample signature burgers by celebrity Food Network chef Guy Fieri. Then, take in a “5D” movie—a 3D movie with special effects and moving seats. 960 1280

Carnival Cruise Lines  

Ruby Princess

Ruby Princess

Christened in 2008 by Trista and Ryan Sutter of The Bachelorette, the Ruby Princess is a perfect ship for couples. Relax in a cabana in the adults-only sundeck called The Sanctuary, or cozy up for a first-run movie in the outdoor theatre. 960 1280

Princess Cruises  

Celebrity Silhouette

Celebrity Silhouette

On the Celebrity Silhouette, order food and wine from an iPad menu in one restaurant and sample 50 international craft beers in another. Take a painting class, grill your own food in the “Lawn Club,” or rent one of the cabana-style “Alcoves” for a relaxing day at sea. 960 1280

Celebrity Cruises  

Disney Dream

Disney Dream

As the only cruise line to feature fireworks at sea, Disney's Dream lights up the sky to dazzle guests with the largest fireworks extravaganza presented aboard a cruise ship. The skies above the Disney Dream explode with brilliant colors during "Buccaneer Blast!" -- a pyrotechnic spectacular choreographed to a dramatic score featuring songs from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, "Peter Pan" and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction at the Disney theme parks. 960 1280

Matt Stroshane/Disney  

Mickey's Pool, a favorite feature of the Disney Cruise Line fleet, continues on the Disney Dream. This play area for children features a Mickey Mouse-shaped pool and an oversized version of Mickey's hand supporting a yellow winding slide that splashes down into the pool area. 960 1280

Jimmy DeFlippo/Disney  

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas' AquaTheater located in the ships Boardwalk neighborhood, hosts spectacular shows during its voyage. 960 1280

Royal Caribbean  

Fireworks cast a colorful light on the Queen Mary 2. 960 1280

Cunard Line  

Passengers aboard the Queen Mary 2 can enjoy planetarium shows in Illuminations. 960 1280

Cunard Line  

Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl

The Norwegian Pearl's pool area can easily be mistaken for a full-blown water park. 960 1280

Norwegian Cruise Line  

The Emerald Princess Piazza dazzles passengers with its opulence. 960 1280

Emerald Princess  


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