North and Central America

A land of all contrasts and excesses, North America is home to wonders that are as diverse as they are spectacular. Whether it is the natural attractions of the western United States, the sumptuous glacial lakes of Canada, the immense redwoods of California, the genius of nature is constantly reinventing itself. North America is full of geological formations that are unique in the world. And for those who wish to get off the beaten track, countless hiking trails lead to the encounter with wild nature in a soothing tranquility…

 

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The Head in the Clouds in the Reserve of Monteverde

The Head in the Clouds in the Reserve of Monteverde

Monteverde (Green Mountain) Located in the province of Puntarenas is one place not to be missed in Costa Rica. It is Costa Rica’s most important ecotourism destination. In 1951, American Quakers from Alabama purchased land in Costa Rica and moved there to avoid the...

The Caño Negro Refuge: Pointed teeth and Feathers along the Water

The Caño Negro Refuge: Pointed teeth and Feathers along the Water

The Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Caño Negro, the largest wetland in Costa Rica, is located on the northern plains of the province of Alajuela near the border with Nicaragua. The reserve is remote and off the beaten path and tourist circuit. The closest village...

Tenorio Volcano National Park, the most wonderful !

Tenorio Volcano National Park, the most wonderful !

Once almost unknown, the Tenorio Volcano National Park in northwest Costa Rica is home to a unique natural treasure: a sublime turquoise blue river and waterfall unlike any other in Central America or in the rest of the world ! On the Guanacaste mountain range, not...

Fauna and flora of the Arenal Volcano National Park

Fauna and flora of the Arenal Volcano National Park

How about a breath of fresh air in the heart of the Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica ? This tiny Central American country is a vast nature sanctuary! The sumptuous Arenal Volcano National Park seduces in multiple ways: its omnipresent nature, its incredible...

Arenal Volcano National Park, A Natural Wonder

Arenal Volcano National Park, A Natural Wonder

Costa Rica is a land of volcanoes. These volcanoes are part of the Central American volcanic arc and part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Of the many volcanoes in Costa Rica, five are still active, Poás, Irazú, Arenal, Turrialba and Rincón de la Vieja. In the northwest...

Costa Rica: A Vast Reservoir of Biodiversity

Costa Rica: A Vast Reservoir of Biodiversity

Costa Rica is a small country in Central America bordering Nicaragua to the North and Panama to the South. It is home to 5% of the planet's biodiversity ! Out of two million species identified in the world today, about 91,000 are found in Costa Rica. In other words,...

Journey to the Heart of the Tropical Forests of Costa Rica

Journey to the Heart of the Tropical Forests of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is located in Central American between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and bordered by Nicaragua to the North and Panama to the Southeast. It is a small country (one tenth the size of France) but vast in its biodiversity. Costa Rica is the perfect...

Niagara Falls, a Natural Wonder between the United States and Canada

Niagara Falls, a Natural Wonder between the United States and Canada

Niagara Falls attract approximately 20 million visitors each year. They form a natural boundary between the province of Ontario in Canada and the State of New York in the Eastern United States and are located 17 miles northwest of Buffalo, New York, and 75 miles...

Acadia National Park: A Park where the Mountains meet the Sea

Acadia National Park: A Park where the Mountains meet the Sea

National parks are much more than preserved wilderness. They have the power to stimulate our senses and make us feel alive. Their beauty offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world and the opportunity to experience extraordinary moments. As John Muir, the...

Acadia National Park: True Nature in Maine

Acadia National Park: True Nature in Maine

The state of Maine, « Vacation Land »  as it calls itself on vehicle license plates, is covered by vast forests and dotted with more than 6,000 lakes. It is the northernmost state in the northeastern of the United States and one of six states composing the « New...

Wild West in South Dakota

Wild West in South Dakota

South Dakota, a state of USA Middle West imbued with Indian culture and characterized by the rolling Black Hills, is full of surprises: Badlands National Park and its dramatic reliefs, Mount Rushmore and its monumental sculptures, and the annual motorcycle rally in...

An “American Safari” in the Heart of Custer State Park

An “American Safari” in the Heart of Custer State Park

"Hau", as we say in Lakota language ! South Dakota can be considered both as part of the Midwest and of the Great Plains regions. The state’s name is taken from the Lakota and Dakota Sioux Native American tribes. The Missouri River divides the State into two...

Fall colors in the Great Lakes Region

Fall colors in the Great Lakes Region

Nature Lovers will like the open spaces, dense forests and stunning sunsets of the Great Lakes region. The area is suitable for sporting and nature-oriented holidays. The Great Lakes are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes along the Canada-United States border...

Man vs. Wild…

Man vs. Wild…

If you like moonlike landscapes and seek loneliness... look no further. Bisti Wilderness is the place for you! Are you ready for a "Man vs. Wild" but without Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls to accompany you ? Off State Highway 371 at Road 7297, about 35 miles south of...

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment

New Mexico is trapped between the "Great" Arizona, the "Friendship" Texas and south of the "Centennial" Colorado. New Mexico, one of the southwestern States is often left out by tourists visiting the western United States. It is a pity because New Mexico is total !...

New Orleans: Let’s Get Together And Swing !

New Orleans: Let’s Get Together And Swing !

The lyrics of Les Acadiens by French singer Michel Fugain (Les Acadiens) run through my mind, “Y a dans le sud de la Louisiane / Et dans un coin du Canada / Des tas de gars, des tas de femmes / Qui chantent dans la même langue que toi. Tous les Acadiens, toutes les...

Louisiana’s Cajun Country…

Louisiana’s Cajun Country…

As seen from the air, the blue and green reflection of the sun in the Mississippi River creates a strange effect... Water is everywhere, between the ocean, the river and Lake Pontchartrain ! The roads are suspended above the water on pillars and the vegetation has its...

Saint Augustine: Back to the Future…

Saint Augustine: Back to the Future…

Can we take the wheel of the DeLorean Speed Machine on display at Universal Studios and at 88 miles per hour create a time vortex ? We are in the middle of “Back to the Future” as projected on to a small, historic and picturesque town along a beach lined with by sand...

Feel like a child again !

Feel like a child again !

If you don’t want to become an adult, just don’t grow up. Peter Pan succeeded in Neverland surrounded by his lost boys and the fairy Tinkerbell 🙂 . Let's face it, it is tempting to rediscover a carefree childhood... even for a single day ? So, direction Orlando, a...

The Laws of Nature…

The Laws of Nature…

The Everglades is a must-see for any traveler to Florida (a State of Southern USA) ! The Everglades National Park at the southern tip of continental Florida is a wetland preserve made up of lush mangroves, sawgrass marshes that are home to alligators and birds. This...

All Quiet on the Key West Front

All Quiet on the Key West Front

The first thing that comes to my mind when talking about Florida, "The Sunshine State" and the Land of Flowers in Spanish, is, I confess, Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs in the TV series Miami Vice: a warm climate, streets lined with Palm trees, the long white sandy...

With Time, Everything goes away…

With Time, Everything goes away…

Havana, a last dive into Cuban culture... The colonial capital is a movie set lying somewhere between decay and sparkling beauty! With time... / With time everything goes its way / Even the dearest of memories..., sung by French singer Léo Ferré. Who would not dream...

The Old Good Days

The Old Good Days

"Muchos recuerdan los viejos tiempos..." (Let’s recall the old good days) Trinidad is a town full of history, not revolutionary history but architectural. It is located in the province of Sanctis Spiritus in central Cuba from about 225 miles from Havana and was...

Take the Time

Take the Time

Bienvenidos in the Ciénaga de Zapata reserve (Ciénaga meaning swamps), the largest and most important wetland in the Caribbean located about 100 miles Southeast of Havana in the province of Matanzas. The Zapata Peninsula includes the Ciénaga de Zapata Biosphere...

Give it some Time

Give it some Time

You have surely heard of the famous Bermuda triangle where everything disappears ? Well, in Cuba there is the tabacco triangle where everything disappears into smoke... " Ne me contar la Historia del tabaco", which may be translated as "Do not tell me nonsense”. In...

O Time ! Pause in your flight

O Time ! Pause in your flight

When we talk about Cuba, the first images that come to mind make our head spin and fill us with desire: Salsa, cigar and mojitos, a Cadillac from another time, colonial architecture, lobsters, white sandy beaches, and colorful fish. However, Cuba is much more than all...

I visited Joshua Tree, U2

I visited Joshua Tree, U2

Enough of the city, cars and crowds! We head East. The city disappears slowly and gradually, houses become sparser and the land bare before giving way to vast stretches of sand and Rocky Mountains. Finally, the first wind turbines announce that Palm Springs is near....

Ella, LA / I don’t know what this is / That others do not have

Ella, LA / I don’t know what this is / That others do not have

Beverly Hills (even without Brandon & Branda), Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu (I am sure you already have a mental image of Pamela in a red swimming suit running along the beach to give mouth-to-mouth to a careless surfer)... are evocative names glittering on the...

The Pacific Coast

The Pacific Coast

It is time to leave San Francisco (another well know city of Western USA) and its mists behind and head towards the Pacific Ocean and the 17-mile Drive. The 17-mile Drive is a scenic coastal road running from Pebble Beach to Pacific Grove on the Monterey peninsula and...

The Streets of San Francisco

The Streets of San Francisco

San Francisco in Northern California, commonly abbreviated SF or more colloquially Frisco, is one of the most beautiful cities on the West Coast of the United States. Go, relax, close your eyes and imagine yourself for ten minutes at the wheel of a Ford Mustang...

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Portrait of C-Ludik Hi ! My name is C-Ludik and I’m the person who runs this creative space. Welcome to ‘Tween here and there, a travel blog that shares awesome destinations, stunning photographs and captivating travel stories from around the world. No two landscapes are ever the same because of a different light, different conditions... whether it's a new or an old place. That’s what I love about nature and landscape photography. As the famous Ibn Battuta traveler said: « traveling – it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller ». He’s right ! Behind the photographer, I see myself more as a storyteller. When I arrive on a place, I try to respond to what I see and tell the story of the land. If you love travel, exploring new places, and seeing more of this beautiful world then you'll be right at home here. ‘Tween here and there is the travel inspiration for those with full-time jobs and for those in search of any off-the-beaten track destinations around the world, near and far.

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