Astounding Places Around the World

Kaylee Fang

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a must for every person, old or young, looking for an awesome vacation! This stunning destination includes a 98-acre zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum, and even an art gallery! Founded by William H. Carr in 1952, this museum is rated one of the top ten museums in the country (ratings by Although most museums feature all or most of their activities and displays indoors, 85% of experience is outdoors in this incredible place. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's mission is to " inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert". 230 animal species and 1,200 types of plants call this wildlife haven home. This unbelievable area is located in Tucson, Arizona and is open daily with hours differing depending on the season. This is truly the bull's eye target for anyone looking for a breath-taking, inspiring, and downright amazing vacation on the Sonoran Desert.


This horse haven is the place to go for any horse lover hungry for a fresh place to visit! Also known as the Blugrass State, it includes the city of Lexington, which is known as the "Horse Capital of the World". This amazing city is home to the Kentucky Horse Park and the American Saddlebred Museum. The state of Kentucky also includes the famous Kentucky Derby, located in Louisville, Kentucky at the Churchill Downs racetrack. This race is held anually on the first Saturday of May. Louisville also houses the International Museum of the Horse, whose mission is to "Educate the general public, equestrian and academic communities about the relationship between humans and the horses throughout world history". With excellent spotlight cities to go to, Kentucky is definetly the place for horse lovers worldwide.


Beautiful Barbados. In this coral and limestone island located in the Carribean, nature is all around. Flower Forest, Harrison's Cave, Hunte's Gardens, and Carlisle Bay are just some of the wonderous places in Barbados. This is a place where "refined luxury and exceptional culinary delights dance and mingle among lush tropical greenery, limpid blue waters and warm golden sunlight", as stated on the visit Barbados website. This Carribean island will make your day if you are looking for a vacation full of relaxation.