Let your mind drift to the most breathtaking places in the world. Explore stunning architectural feats, a tropical paradise, and stunning glaziers. The places below will likely fill your bucket list for many years to come and the best thing is that these are place that anyone can visit.
Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls that border Zambia and Zimbabwe is the largest waterfall in the world by total area. The falls transport an astonishing 1,088 cubic meters per second of water down an ~350-foot cliff.
Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China
The Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China show off weathering and erosion at its most beautiful. The dramatic colors throughout the mountain are a result of trace minerals associated within the sandstone, coloring the sand in reds, greens, and yellows.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the US and likely the world
One of the most popular attractions is the park’s geothermal activity. You might’ve heard of its most popular geyser named “Old Faithful” that erupts like clockwork every single day, but there are also hundreds of smaller geysers located all over the place.
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Fjords are created by the slow erosion of mountain valleys as glaciers move down toward the sea. Tracy Arm Fjord in Alaska is home to Orcas and a rapidly disappearing environment.
As with all tidewater glacier viewing, be sure to keep your finger near your camera’s shutter. You never know when spectacular displays of calving might occur!
Machu Picchu, Peru
For many visitors to Peru and even South America, a visit to the Inca city of Machu Picchu is the long-anticipated highpoint of their trip.
This awe-inspiring ancient city was never revealed to the conquering Spaniards and was virtually forgotten until the early part of the 20th century.
Salar de Uyuni, Daniel Campos, Bolivia
The reflective surface of the world's largest salt mine in Salar de Uyuni in southwest Bolivia is like something from the imagination of Salvador Dali—although we're happy it actually exists in real life.
The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes.
Bryce Canyon: Bryce, Utah
Like a fine wine or Ziggy Stardust, Bryce Canyon in Utah, USA, only gets better with age
Bryce Canyon's layered red and orange rock pillars, known as hoodoos, make it a can't-miss destination for campers and shutterbugs alike.
The Great Blue Hole, Belize
Known for its circular shape and strikingly deep blue color, the Great Blue Hole is a 1,000-foot-wide sinkhole in the middle of Belize's Lighthouse Reef and is listed the great blue hole of Belize as one of the top wonders to explore in the world.
While an aerial shot is enough to convince anyone of its beauty, scuba divers are the ones who get to experience the wonders that lie beneath—massive limestone stalactites and stalagmites that formed during the last glacial period.
The Arctic Circle
Whether you're spotting the Northern Lights in Sweden or glaciers off the coast of Greenland, the Arctic Circle is a new kind of hidden paradise.
The snow-smothered Arctic landscapes can be explored on snowshoes, snowmobiles and 4x4s