Popular Highland Destinations
Discover popular Highland spots with Pictures and Directions on a map
- Silverthorne Lumber Co. v. United States, 251 U.S. 385, was a U.S. Supreme Court Case in which Silverthorne attempted to evade paying taxes. Federal agents illegally seized tax books from Silverthorne and created copies of the records. The issue in this case is whether or not derivatives of illegal evidence are permissible in court.
- Almaty, formerly known as Alma-Ata and Verny, is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of about 2,000,000 people, about 11% of the country's total population, and more than 2.7 million in its built-up area that encompasses Talgar, Boraldai, Otegen Batyr and many other suburbs.
- Kananaskis Country is a park system situated to the west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in the foothills and front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The area is named for the Kananaskis River, which was named by John Palliser in 1858 after a Cree acquaintance.
- Lake Tekapo is a small town located at the southern end of the lake of the same name in the inland South Island of New Zealand. It had 369 residents according to the 2013 census, being one of five settlements in the sparsely populated Mackenzie Basin. SH 8 runs directly through the township – 227 km from Christchurch and 256 km from Queenstown. Daily shuttle services link Lake Tekapo to Christchurch and Queenstown. The lake is a popular tourist destination, and several resort hotels are located at the township. Lake Tekapo Airport is located 5 km west of the town. Chartered flights are available at locally based Air Safaris. Twizel lies 60km south of Lake Tekapo via Lake Pukaki and Burkes Pass lies 21km west along state highway 8.
Torres del Paine National Park
- Torres del Paine National Park is a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia. The Cordillera del Paine is the centerpiece of the park. It lies in a transition area between the Magellanic subpolar forests and the Patagonian Steppes. The park is located 112 km north of Puerto Natales and 312 km north of Punta Arenas.
Travelers Tips and Stories about Highland
More pictures, more inspiration, more experiences...
Setting off just before dawn, we hiked the short 1km trail up to the top of Raven Crag, which overlooks the length of Thirlmere. It was one of those bitingly cold winter mornings, but the moment the sun came up over the Helvellyn range, all discomforts are forgotten as you realise the beauty of the world.
I wouldn’t have called this a perfect day, at least not by most standards. Dark, cold, and a bit snowy for fall. It wasn’t blue skies and sunny to say the least. Despite everything being a bit “messy” it was a prefect day for photography and it led to amazing shots like this one. Sometimes just because things aren’t “perfect” doesn’t mean they can’t be perfect 😉
Caminando por un paraje verde y luminoso, a partes nublado por unas nubes que lo cubrían en la intermitencia, baja un río color cal proveniente de un inmenso glaciar colocado de forma estratégica para mandar sus caudales cuesta abajo dirección al mar. Apasionante ver cómo la magia puede invadir un lugar de estas magnitudes tan solo con unos pocos rayos de sol y un ambiente húmedo como de primavera.
I head up to Meteora the other day in hope I’ll get some good sunset but at the last minutes while driving, the whole area went dark from these massive clouds. Took a fiew shots without any sign of the sun and when I was literally about to get in my car and head back home, a tiny crack appears and this magnificent ray of light reveals. Moral: Don’t give up easy, even if the odds are against you. The tide can always turn unexpectedly in your favor.
We were on our way to Goillet Lake at 2561 meters above Breuil-Cervinia and took this shot with apparently no wind blowing on the lake. It’s 23 years since I first knew this outstanding piece of rock, italian called Mount Cervino, but all the time I see it in front of me it leaves me stunning and breathless. It’s a deep feeling you never forget.
During a stay in China, my french friend Nicolas who was living in Chengdu told me about Bi Peng Gou valley near east Tibet that we should explore. We took a bus without any foreigners, it was less than 2 years after the terrible earthquake, in Sichuan. Landscapes were really apocalyptic: all infrastructures in reconstruction, mountain down to the river… a long and hard roadway rewarded by thermal baths. A moto taxi brought us to the Bi Peng Gou lake traversing an enchanted forest. Finding the best view, I captured this shot by walking on an unstable stone dam. I really appreciated this trip.