Travel: America's best beaches, an ancient bridge made of grass, and more

Travel: America's best beaches, an ancient bridge made of grass, and more




Tourism is helping protect elephants in this eco-conscious retreat. Plus, pictures of waterfalls from around the world, and striking photos of Turkey's changing tourism landscape.
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In this edition: See the best beaches in the U.S. (with some surprising picks); learn how to rebuild a centuries-old suspension bridge from grass; visit a lodge that uses tourism to help protect elephants; cool off with dramatic pictures of waterfalls around the world; and explore sweeping pictures of Turkey's lonely landscapes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY GINA TORREGROZA, VWPICS/REDUX
The Best Beaches in the United States
Bliss out on these 12 beaches from Alaska to Florida.
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PHOTOGRAPH BY JEFF HEIMSATH
This Suspension Bridge Is Made From Grass
The 120-foot-long Incan bridge has been built and rebuilt continually for five centuries.
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Explore Further
Set out on safari in Etosha National Park, in search of rare, desert-adapted species  ››
Explore Colombia's vibrant cities and nature reserves alongside a private guide  ››
PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER MCBRIDE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
How Tourism Helps Elephants—and People—Make a Home
Kenya's Sarara Camp is a model of community-driven ecotourism.
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PHOTOGRAPH BY ALESSANDRO MARI, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT
25 Gorgeous Pictures of Waterfalls
Cool off with these stunning shots of one of nature's most dramatic forces.
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PHOTOGRAPH BY PATRICIA SOFRA
Photos Reveal Turkey's Lonely Landscapes
Photographer Patricia Sofra documents the country's changing tourism industry.
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