It’s time to get your bank account in order because some of these places are about to give you serious wanderlust. From rural Europe to the towering landscapes of North America, the lonely Pacific to the ancient caves of Alaska, you’ll want to add all these places to your travel bucket list.
Antelope Canyon, United States
This amazing slot canyon is split into two different sections, commonly referred to as “The Crack” and “The Corkscrew.” You’ll find it near Page, Arizona.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeastern Europe and is home to hundreds of waterfalls and lakes. It is also one of Europe’s most visited natural tourist attractions.
Zhangye Danxia landform, China
One of China’s natural gems, the rainbow formations are a result of red sandstone and minerals being deposited for over 24 million years!
The Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole is just off the coast of Belize. It’s one of the top scuba diving sites in the world and the azure waters are more than 400ft deep in places.
Maroon-Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, United States
This spectacular wilderness area is located in the Elk Mountains of central Colorado and boasts over 100 miles of trails. The entire area spans over a colossal 181,000 acres.
Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan
Tourists often flock to Japan to to see the park’s 4.5 million “baby blue-eyes” flowers blossom. The best time to visit is during the full bloom of the spring.
Mendenhall Ice Caves, United States
In the Mendenhall Valley of Juneau stands this other-worldly 12-mile glacier that is home to these surreal ice caves. If you follow the West Glacier trail, you can get a chance to see these whimsical ice clouds for yourself.
The area has become a popular tourist area and a favorite spot for hot air ballooning – you can even stay in one of the caves overnight!
Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
The world’s largest salt flat becomes a giant mirror of the sky during the rainy season.
Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe
This world-famous waterfall lies at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe and is one of the most powerful waterfalls in Africa. Hang off the side of the Devils Pool if you dare for mind-blowing panoramic views.
Grand Canyon, United States
Considered one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’, the Grand Canyon is home to over two billion years of our Earth’s geological history.
Fingal’s Cave, Scotland
This intricate rock formation was formed by ancient lava flow and is one of Scotland’s top attractions.
Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
The picture says it all really. These caves are home to glowworms native only to New Zealand and electrify the caves with their awesome glow on a daily basis.
Tulip Fields, The Netherlands
Holland’s majestic Tulip fields are world-famous and are home to hundreds of varieties of Tulips. Head to Keukenhof to see the fields for yourself and to visit the beautiful Garden of Europe.
The Rockies, Canada
Towering mountains, mammoth glaciers, azure lakes and some of the most diverse flora and fauna on the planet can be found in Canada’s Rocky Mountain National Park, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.