Are you dreaming of a tropical vacation? Or maybe you’re an archaeology student ready to dig out your geophysical instruments and examine some caves. If you’re looking for travel inspiration, enjoy the marvels of these seven destinations.
1. Fairy Pools (Scotland)
Found on the appropriately-named Isle of Skye, fairy pools are gushing rivers that flow over rocks and foothills while surrounded by jagged cliffs that catch the sunrise every morning. It’s definitely a location for your bucket list!
2. Akita (Japan)
A city at the northernmost tip of Japan, Akita turns into a winter wonderland once a year. If you like cozy cottages and natural hot springs in a landscape topped with glistening snow as far as the eye can see, this is the destination for you.
3. Whitehaven Beach (Australia)
Whitehaven Beach lives up to its name by offering gorgeous white sand beaches that are like something off a postcard. It’s illegal to smoke, litter or even bring dogs there, so the whiteness of the sand is kept pristine.
4. Carrera Lake (Chile)
While the lake itself is incredible, the real treasure of Carrera comes in the form of its marble caves. They’re entirely natural but completely breathtaking, and since there’s a whole network of them, you can spend hours lost in their beauty.
5. Zhangye Danxia (China)
This amazing landform is almost every shade of the rainbow. The scientific reason is because of the way the minerals have collected over the years, but local legend has it that God himself has blessed the land and given it a coat of many colors.
6. Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
There are waterfalls and there are waterfalls. Victoria Falls is one of the largest and most popular waterfalls on the planet, so if you’re at all a fan of gushing water falling hundreds of feet below, book a trip to Zimbabwe.
7. Machu Picchu (Peru)
Also known as “the lost city of the Incas,” this is a must-see destination for history lovers and archaeology enthusiasts alike. While you won’t be allowed to disturb the site, just standing among the ruins will give you a sense of wonder like none other.
From soaring skies to beautiful beaches, these are just seven of the most beautiful places on Earth. Stop putting off your holiday and get to traveling! These sites won’t be around forever!