Walking back to my hotel after dinner one night while in Hong Kong I noticed that you can’t see the stars at all there. Partly due to the city lights and partly due to smog, the skies are gauzy and opaque. The fact that I’ve been there loads of times and just realized this made me think about how I don’t appreciate them nearly as much as home. We can see them so brightly at home in Ohio, yet I can’t tell you the last time I paid more attention than just the brief seconds that I walk from my car to the house at night.
I know, like Hong Kong, a lot of it has to do with your geographic location. Big cities and areas with lots of cloud cover are tough, but do you notice them where you live? Maybe when you’re away on vacation or at a beach home? I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to schedule a ‘stargazing’ night out on your next vacation if you can’t see them at home? Or even just something fun to do out one night with your love? Here 10 great places to stargaze both in the US and abroad. Check it out, one might just be right near you or a place you’re visiting soon!