This week we're thirsty for tranquility. Your search for serenity begins now.
1. Lake Serene, Gold Bar, Washington
The perfect day trip from Seattle, this exquisite lake near the source of the Roaring River is great for fishing and swimming (or floating, if you prefer). Hike the Serene Lake Loop for a tour of the area that includes multiple lakes and campsites, wildflower meadows, and a view of Mt. Hood.
2. La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica
"Peace Waterfall" says it all. Mellow out at Peace Lodge - a"romantic rainforest hotel" - or at the La Paz nature park/wildlife refuge
3. Goshen Pass, VA
Just north of Lexington, Virginia, this scenic three-mile gorge is the gem of the Shenandoah Valley. Descend the rocky banks of the Maury River into crystal clear water and park yourself on a fallen boulder. Remember that rest is good for both the body and the soul.
4. Jardins de Musée Rodin, Paris
Escape the crowds of the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay; slip into Musée Rodin - a quiet place to let your imagination bloom. The charming grounds feature luscious rose gardens populated by some of the master's most famous sculptures, including The Thinker.
5. Big Sur, CA
The love child of the Saint Lucia mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Big Sur is our go-to spot for connecting with nature and recharging our spirits. Expect stunning seaside cliffs, towering redwoods, and wildly misty mornings.
6. Glacier National Park, Columbia Falls, Montana
Glacier National Park is more than a million acres of wonder - perfect for those "seeking wilderness and solitude." It has it all: forests, meadows, lakes, peaks, valleys, and plenty of fresh air.
We know that life can get overwhelming, busy, and loud at times. Our remedy? Breathe deeply and sip slowly.
Where do you feel most at peace? Share your 'tranquil spaces' with us by using #thirstysouls on social media.