We are forever finding new destinations that we have never heard of before. Below we have a list of stunning pieces of heaven for you to see here on Earth. We hope you enjoy and come out with at least on place you want to see! Plan your next vacation using our holiday itinerary planner today!
One of Africa’s greatest national parks, Lake Nakuru has everything thing for your next African safari! A diverse beautiful, diverse landscape filled with plains, bushy grassland, forest, and rocky embankments is only made better with its array of wildlife. The park is home to rhinos, lions, zebras, hippos, leopards, endangered Rothschild giraffes and its famous flamingos that flock on the lake in large groups!
Once you look it up it almost seems fake, and we think the only way to see if its real or not is to go see for yourself! Peyto Lake looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale or a dream. As it hugs the base of Caldron Peak you’ll get lost in it’s special shade of blue that is hard to describe because words really can’t do it justice! But believe us, the color is very real! It comes from large amounts of glacier rock deposits that flow during the summer making the lake change color depending on the season and even the time of day!
Pamukkale’s literal translation is “cotton castle” and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now you might be thinking, what makes a cotton castle so special? Well a quick Google search will show you. What you will find in Pamukkale is a geological phenomenon. Travertine steps and terraces that form limpid pools as well as ancient ruins from the Greek-Roman age. It’s a two for one destination! You get to enjoy dramatic chalk colored hot springs that look like an infinite number of infinity pools but you also get a history lesson and the chance to observe an ancient city and even swim in its ancient baths with crystal clear water!
YES. A Bamboo forest. Trust us it’s one of those things that really isn’t able to be appreciated until one experiences it for oneself. A thought and emotion evoking experience, having the sunlight peak between the large stalks of bamboo which sway in the wind with their leaves dancing above you creating a symphony of ambient noise while you reflect on all that’s around you. Bamboo is seen as a symbol of strength which is why it’s no surprise there’s a UNESCO World Heritage temple. Many of the Japanese shrines and temples are situated near bamboo to ward off evil with its strength. Unfortunately the bamboo forest isn’t the most well kept secret and can be filled with camera clutching tourist so try to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon near closing and avoid weekends all together.
Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and an illusion photographers dream! Formed by many prehistoric lakes transforming over time, the result was over 4,000 square miles of an ultra flat crust comprised of salt that covers a brine pool layer. Mountains surround the salt flat but when out far enough all you see is the horizon and the question of what might lie in the distance! When it rains on the salt flat turns into the world’s largest mirror. The salt is so reflective when wet, it’s hard to determine where the horizon is and where the sky begins! With being so reflective when wet and so, well, flat in general creates great optical illusion opportunities for photographers! It’s an intense yet peaceful landscape that will have you in awe the entire time! Also be sure to check out the Dakar Monument that’s built of salt while you’re there!
One of the major islands of the Sicilian Aeolian Archipelago, Stromboli is the Italian food we’ve all come to love but a Volcanic island that’s famous for erupting every 15 minutes! There’s actually a village on the island which is great to cruise through to see all of the volcano souvenirs and little shops. The crater isn’t visible in the town so be sure to do this during the day when the lava is least visible. To get a great, safe view of the lava, take a dusk boat tour and toast with local wines as the sun is setting and see the molten lava spew out of the volcano. And finally for the daredevils out there, take a guided excursion to climb the volcano and see the eruptions up close and personal!
Mount Bromo is one of literally hundreds of volcanoes in Indonesia and famous for its exceptional clouded views at sunrise! It has an eerie landscape that is home to many legends and myths specifically to the native Tengger people. Although it’s still active many people take the incredible trek past lava fields to take a look at the roaring crater! But if you’d like to settle for just a nice view of the volcano there are many viewpoints to see the infamous sunrise view of Mount Bromo!
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the only place in the world where you will find pillar like formations of its kind rising up from the tropical forest below. These are not just pillars, these quartz-sandstone pillars shoot up over 3,500 ft in the air and there’s over 240 of these peaks! It’s said that they were some of the inspiration for the scenery in the movie Avatar! Be sure to test your fear of heights on the infamous glass bridge! It’s the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge up just under 1,000 feet in the air and stretching over 1,400 feet in length!
This is a popular destination to visit in Vietnam but that doesn’t mean hidden gems haven’t been discovered before. With over 1,600 islands and inlets, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has plenty to discover! As you cruise what seems to be canals lined with towering limestone pillars coated with forest that jet up from the emerald colored Gulf of Tonkin you realize your truly somewhere special. But be sure to plan your trip during the low season as it can become overrun with tourist.
Unlike any lake you’ve ever seen before, its bright pink color doesn’t come from food coloring but rather a natural phenomenon. The direct reason for its pink hue isn’t completely understood but scientist believe it has something to do with the salinity levels and micro-algae. And yes we know what you’re thinking. It’s safe to swim in! We recommend getting an aerial view from a plane or helicopter where its pink color is accentuated as the lake is situated right next to the Pacific Ocean. Being able to see the direct contrast between pink and ocean blue is an amazing site to see and quite the photo op.
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