Hidden Waterfalls, Secret Beaches, and More Journeys of the Soul

This story is brought to you by vapor-distilled smartwater, who found unique inspiration for their water by looking up to the sky. we hope the change in perspective this piece offers will help inspire you.

No matter how stunning the place, it’s the journey that offers the most transformation. Whether climbing down to a hidden waterfall or swimming to a secret beach, Atlas Obscura’s “Journeys of the Soul” are all trips to watery wonders that show how exploration and curiosity can help heal the heart.

These five walks will take you farther than the destination…



Planets of Our Solar System

Our solar system officially has eight planets and one star: the Sun. The discovery of an object larger than Pluto in 2005 rekindled the debate over whether such objects, belonging to the Kuiper Belt – a collection of icy bodies located beyond Neptune – should be called planets. Pluto and other large members of the Kuiper Belt are now considered “dwarf planets.”

Planet facts: