demographic of just how vast, diverse, and beautiful our world really is.
Whether we’re talking about the natural flora and fauna that spill out of the
rainforests of the world, the majesty of the glaciers in the Arctic, or the
mesmerizing shower of lights that make up the Aurora Borealis, planet Earth is
an endless gallery of wonders that we, as travelers, are fortunate to bear
lives, but they can introduce both awareness and hope to anyone who seek them out.
As travelers, we have a responsibility to share the wealth of
knowledge that we’ve gleaned about the beauty of the world, whether we’re using
social media, our personal blogs, or any number of media platforms available to
of these places are by just referencing them in stock
nature photos, but to fully enjoy them, you have to seem them for
yourself. To help you get started, I’ve put together a list of five of the most
naturally beautiful places in the world that you should definitely consider
for you next trip!
testament to the truly awesome power inherent in nature. Formed over 70 million
years of erosion, the Grand Canyon spans an astounding 277 miles long, and in
certain places, is more than 18 miles wide. One of the most highly visited
locations in the world, the Grand Canyon welcomes over 5 million visitors each
Grand Canyon, whether it’s the fact that such an astounding feature has
continued to evolve over millions of years or how it can convey the sense
that, despite all of our achievements, we’re still very small in the grand
scheme of the world. By standing on the edge of this immense precipice, and
letting yourself bask in its majesty, you’ll find yourself both humbled and
uplifted, and come to appreciate just how powerful the cycle of nature truly
seat of the lost Inca civilization, this majestic landscape, where the lush
greens of the mountains meets the seemingly impregnable stone of ancient
structures, will wow anyone who gazes on its glory. Located in Peru, Machu
Picchu has been attracting tourists, travelers,
scholars, and historians for hundreds of years.
spots of beauty in that it’s one of the few places where man’s efforts to
establish a society didn’t bring instant decimation to the local ecology. The
structures are made all of stone, carved out of the surrounding mountains, and
the spare pockets of trees that grow amongst this jagged range of mountains
have been given their own space to thrive in. Machu Picchu serves as an example
of how man can advance our species, while leaving the Earth largely untouched,
if we would only put in the effort.
come to be synonymous with Japan, and helps to enhance
the air of majesty and mystery that has long been associated with the Land of
the Rising Sun. It is so prominent that when the filmmakers of the historical
drama, “The Last Samurai” needed a visual cue that would be instantly
recognizable, and let both Tom Cruise’s character and the audience know he’d
arrived in Japan, they used a shot of Mount Fuji.
icon to represent Japan to the world but also as a prime destination for
adventurers and geologists. The mountain is rife with trails for hiking, with
plenty of stops along the various routes to rest and resupply. Paragliding has
also become a favored activity during a trip to Mount Fuji, and several
businesses that specialize in paragliding training use Mount Fuji as their
primary testing ground.
species on earth, the Amazon Rainforest is a sprawling forestscape teaming
with different animals and plants. Covering over 2 million square miles of
South America’s Amazon basin, the Amazon Rainforest is one of nature’s most
extensive natural blankets that supports the birth and development of some of
the most amazing species of animals on Earth.
every kind of exotic creature imaginable, from parrots to frogs, monkeys to
sloths, and bats to cougars. Each has their own role to play within this
beautiful field, and all are unique in their own way. A trip to the Amazon
rainforest will definitely help you appreciate just how diverse and
wonderful the species that we share this planet with are.
Vatnajokull Glacier has been capturing the imaginations of and inspiring
wonder in visitors for a long time. Covering over 9% of the entire volume of
Iceland, the glacier is yet another reminder of just how extensive and
awesome the natural powers of the world are.
freezing and thawing, the glacier stands as one of the biggest area glaciers in
the world. It also enjoys an oft disputed reputation for having the world’s
longest, continuous line of site, at over 550 km, as reported by Guinness World
Records. It’s said that when weather and atmospheric conditions are perfect,
one can see the outline of the Faroe Islands, which are over 340 miles away, from the edge of the glacier. Regardless of whether or not that claim is entirely
accurate, the Vatnajokull Glacier is one of the most naturally beautiful
creations in all of nature, and would be well worth a trip!