With the summer coming to an end, it's time to start fantasizing about travel. How about the Portuguese wine regions of Madeira & Minho? Thanks to my guest blogger Andy Snow for this great article. Enjoy!
Aka the "tree of life," Baobab trees, found in Africa and India, can live for several thousand years.
Even NASA cannot explain it. It’s best to gaze in wonder at the sliding rocks on this dry lake bed in Death Valley National Park. Racetrack Playa is almost completely flat, 2.5 miles from north to south and 1.25 miles from east to west, and covered with cracked mud. The rocks, some weighing hundreds of pounds, slide across the sediment, leaving furrows in their wakes, but no one has actually witnessed it.
The largest flower in the world, this parasitic plant can bloom over three feet tall. Despite its alluring appearance, the plant exudes a pungent smell and has no leaves, stems or roots. The large center can hold six to seven quarts of water.