Our Earth holds some pretty amazing natural wonders that will take your breathe away. It’s sad that for many of us we will never see these places in person. But imagine if you will, if money was no object and you could just fly off and visit any place you wanted. Well I did. And here are 8 Amazing Places I would visit! Who wants to come with me?
Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni is the worlds largest salt flat in south-western Bolivia. Unlike traditional deserts, which have sand in abundance, the Salar de Uyuni features vast expanses of glistening white salt. The landscape is entirely flat, bar a few small ‘islands’ such as Isla Incahuasi, which only accentuates its surreal beauty. Unlike any other place on earth, the Salar de Uyuni is breathtakingly beautiful and provides an extraordinary experience that will not be quickly forgotten.
Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen Volcano, on the island of Java, has two of the most unusual occurrences on Earth. The first is an active solfatara that emits hot, flammable sulfurous gases. These ignite as they enter Earth’s oxygen-rich atmosphere and burn with an electric blue flame. Some of the gas condenses in the atmosphere to produce flows of molten sulfur that also burn with an electric blue flame. The flames are difficult to see during the day but illuminate the landscape at night. Add to that a crater with a mile-deep turquoise lake and steaming yellow geysers and you have very cool place to visit.
Geiranger Fjord, Norway
Geirangerfjord is known as the real jewel of the Norwegian fjords. With its characteristic S shape, high waterfalls and abandoned mountain farms, the fjord landscape is included on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. Here you find unspoiled and beautiful nature and cultural experiences the whole year round!
The Los Glaciares National Park is an area of exceptional natural beauty, with rugged, towering mountains and numerous glacial lakes, including Lake Argentino, which is 160 km long. At its farthest end, three glaciers meet to dump their effluvia into the milky grey glacial water, launching massive igloo icebergs into the lake with thunderous splashes.
Erta Ale, Ethiopia
In the middle of Ethiopia’s harshest landscape, the earth opens up and there’s a glowing lava lake known as the Gateway of Hell. Though the Afar region is remote and inhospitable, laying eyes on this massive bubbling cauldron is something that no traveler ever forgets.
Playa de las Catedrales, Spain
Playa de Las Catedrales (literally translated as Beach of the Cathedrals and officially named Praia de Augas Santas) makes for an interesting beach escape. This is due to its many arches and caves, which can be seen and explored during low tide. You will encounter narrow grottos alternating with expansive seascapes. As you contemplate the improbable forms sculpted into rock, be aware of the smooth sensation of water sliding beneath your feet. Swim in the waters of the Cantabrian Sea and visit the neighboring beaches if time allows it.
The Giant’s Causeway, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. Resulting from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago, this is the focal point of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has attracted visitors for centuries. The area holds a wealth of local and natural history.
Seljalandsfoss, is arguably Iceland’s most famous waterfall. In a boundless green field, the cascade drops a whopping 200 feet from rocks above into a serene little pool below. The most insane part of Seljalandsfoss, though, is that you can hike through the back of the falls and view them from the inside out. This means you can stand alone in a glowing cavern while the sunset shines through the waterfall stream.