By Laura Pearson for the Orbitz Travel Blog
By winter's end (or, let's be honest, well before), we get that nature-starved feeling and start looking everywhere for signs of spring. And in these eight spots in the U.S. and abroad, you won't have to look far: Mother nature pulls out all the stops, serving up rich explosions of color at every turn.
1. Lisse, Netherlands Spanning almost 80 acres, Keukenhof is one of the world's largest flower gardens. Quite simply, it's the stuff of dreams. More than seven million bulbs are planted annually in the wooded parkland, creating a dazzling kaleidoscope of color -- like something out of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.