The United States is home to some fascinatingly diverse shorelines whose histories we often take for granted. Enjoy these beautiful images from around the country and read a little about the stories – geologic and otherwise – behind these amazing beaches, cliffs, and islands.
Hawaii is an archipelago made up of hundreds of related islands. These picturesque islands were created by something a bit less characteristically pretty: volcanism. Indeed, streams of magma emerging from deep within the earth are what really allow couples to enjoy their Hawaiian honeymoon. Sorry, all-inclusive resorts.