Mount Bromo with smoke coming out of it

Space travel is so “in” right now, but before you don your space suit in search of interstellar beauty, you’re gunna want to knock these unbelievable destinations off your bucket list. Not only are many of them in countries which make for amazing trips, they are unlike anywhere else you’ll ever see.  Here are ten real life places places that will blow your mind, and win on Instagram

a red water with a mountain in the background

Lake Natron, Tanzania

You’re not insane, this naturally hot spring in Africa is so “hot” it turned the water red.

a blue ice cave with light coming out of it

Vatnajökull, Iceland

How about a city sized cave, made of pure glacier blue ice to spice up your winter travel?

Mount Bromo with smoke coming out of it

Bromo Volcano, Java, Indonesia

Mars takes years to reach. In less than a days flight you can see terrain just like it in Java…

an aerial view of a lake

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone, Wyoming USA

Yep, those colors are totally real. Why? You can thank the pigmented Archaea.

a cave with glowing lights

Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

Ultimate adventure? A boat ride in luminescent cave with light from tiny micro creatures…

a cave with stalactites and stalagmites

Hang Son Doong Caves, Vietnam

In what looks like the set of a Star Wars film, these Vietnamese caves literally look unreal.

a aerial view of sand dunes

Lencois Maranhenses Park, Brazil

If you think you’re seeing an endless sea of unique sand bars and water, you’re not wrong.

a large sand dunes in the desert

Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia

Why travel to Mars and risk getting stuck like Matt Damon when you could just go here?

a group of tall rocks with trees in the middle of clouds

Wulinyuang Vista, China

Though I wouldn’t try building an airport here, the views are breathtaking…

a rock formation in the desert

Farafra White Desert, Egypt

Sure, we’ve seen desert, but white desert, with crazy rock wonders?

HT: Conde Nast Traveler

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. To me, I really dream of seeing the Iceland view! It is an easy flight and often cheap but I have not yet made that journey. I even live in a city with two airlines that fly nonstop… Oh well. Have you been there?

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