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I know you might have just returned from your summer vacation…but I have all these images of amazing places.  I just can’t wait until next summer to share them.

This hiker was dropped by helicopter onto the Franz Josef Glacier, 12km long and located on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island.

This hiker was dropped by helicopter onto the Franz Josef Glacier, 12km long and located on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island.  Image via National Geographic.

A paraglider breezes over a valley near the Puez Geisler Nature Park in northeast Italy near the Austrian border.  The sawtooth peaks are the Dolomites, part of the eastern Alps.

A paraglider breezes over a valley near the Puez Geisler Nature Park in northeast Italy near the Austrian border. The sawtooth peaks are the Dolomites, part of the eastern Alps.  via National Geographic, Photograph by Gabriel Garcez Nunes

 

Boys in Clifton Beach in Cape Town, South Africa jumping into the Atlantic Ocean.  Photograph by Slawek Kozdras

Boys in Clifton Beach in Cape Town, South Africa jumping into the Atlantic Ocean. Photograph by Slawek Kozdras

Bagan, the ancient capital of Myanmar or Burma. The area once held 13000 pagodas dating back to the second century A.D. Built of brick that was plastered and painted.

Bagan, the ancient capital of Myanmar or Burma. The area once held 13000 pagodas dating back to the second century A.D. Built of brick that was plastered and painted.

I took a 9 hour night bus from Yangon to Bagan,  Bagan from the air.  Image by  Gerard McGarity

Bagan from the air. Image by Gerard McGarity

Draped in red robes, Buddhist monks stand atop part of Tuang Kwe Pagoda in Loikaw, Myanmar. The monuments sit atop limestone peaks.  Photograph by Handi Laksono

Draped in red robes, Buddhist monks stand atop part of Tuang Kwe Pagoda in Loikaw, Myanmar. The monuments sit atop limestone peaks. Photograph by Handi Laksono.

French island of Réunion in the southwest Indian Ocean.  Image by Véronique Rochard

French island of Réunion in the southwest Indian Ocean. Image by Véronique Rochard

Aurora Borealis Over Honeymoon Rock, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin, by Jeff Rennicke.

Aurora Borealis Over Honeymoon Rock, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin, by Jeff Rennicke.

Grand Tetons, Wyoming, USA

Grand Tetons, Wyoming, USA

Romania by Eduard Gutescu

Romania by Eduard Gutescu

Vatican Staircase

Vatican Staircase

Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello, Italy

More Alberobello, Italy

More Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello, Italy again

Alberobello, Italy again

St. Lucia in the Carribean

St. Lucia in the Carribean

Hotel La Montana Magica, Huilo, Chile

Hotel La Montana Magica, Huilo, Chile

Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt, Austria

Guadalest, Spain by Felipe Gabaldon

Guadalest, Spain by Felipe Gabaldon

Herring Bay Sunset, Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan, USA by yooper1949 on flickr

Herring Bay Sunset, Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan, USA by yooper1949 on flickr

 

Bibury, England, by lukema on flickr

Bibury, England, by lukema on flickr

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Colmar, France

Colmar, France

Procida, Italy

Procida, Italy

vaca, Peninsula Villa Lounge Laucala Island Resort, Taveuni Fiji

Peninsula Villa Lounge, Laucala Island Resort, Taveuni, Fiji

 

Kazakhs herd their sheep in Yili, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region March 12, 2015. Around 400,000 livestock in Yili started the 10-day trip to their spring pasture at the end of winter, according to local media. REUTERS/China Daily

Kazakhs herd their sheep in Yili, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Around 400,000 livestock in Yili started the 10-day trip to their spring pasture at the end of winter, according to local media. REUTERS/China Daily

Kunlun Mountains, Ladakh, India

Kunlun Mountains, Ladakh, India. Photograph by Chalongwong Manakit

Lalung Gal Gompa, East Tibet. “A dense collection of monk quarters  by Uruma Takezawa

Lalung Gal Gompa, East Tibet. “A dense collection of monk quarters by Uruma Takezawa

Niger. “Men of the Wodaabe tribe paint their face with pigments made from crushed rocks. Being highly aesthetic, men wear makeup to win the affection of women. Image by Uruma Takezawa

Niger. “Men of the Wodaabe tribe paint their face with pigments made from crushed rocks. Being highly aesthetic, men wear makeup to win the affection of women. Image by Uruma Takezawa

The East Java volcano, Mount Bromo, is one of about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which sits atop the Ring of Fire zone of volcanoes.

The East Java volcano, Mount Bromo, is one of about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which sits atop the Ring of Fire zone of volcanoes.

Pantanal, Brazil. “Cowboys drive a herd of hundreds of cattle over a vast meadow.  Image .by Uruma Takezawa

Pantanal, Brazil. “Cowboys drive a herd of hundreds of cattle over a vast meadow. Image .by Uruma Takezawa

Snowmobiling on the Norway-Sweden border.

Snowmobiling on the Norway-Sweden border.

Castle in Budapast, Hungary

Castle in Budapast, Hungary

Sunset Paddle, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota

Sunset Paddle, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota

The Avenue of the Baobabs, outside of Morondava, Madagascar.  By Talia Friedman.

The Avenue of the Baobabs, outside of Morondava, Madagascar. By Talia Friedman.

Blue Canyon, Arizona., USA

Blue Canyon, Arizona., USA

Kittila, Lapland, Finland

Kittila, Lapland, Finland

Colonnades at St Peter´s square, the Vatican, designed by Bernini,

Colonnades at St Peter´s square, the Vatican, designed by Bernini,

Slovenia is a small country of 2 million people, the only European country to combine the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Karst.

the Church of the Assumption on Bled Island.

the Church of the Assumption on Bled Island.

Bled Castle

Bled Castle

vaca, slovenia

Slovenia

Slovenia

Slovenia again

 

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The Sečovlje Saltworks is the largest Slovenian salt evaporation pond.

The Sečovlje Saltworks is the largest Slovenian salt evaporation pond.

Piran, town in southwestern Slovenia

Piran, town in southwestern Slovenia

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia

 Triglav National Park Bovec, Slovenia

Triglav National Park Bovec, Slovenia

If you want to see more spectacular vacation destinations, go here.

Thanks to:   Šeme Hočevar Vida for turning me on to Slovenia, Gary, Carolyn, pinterest, and National Geographic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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24 thoughts on “Dream Vacation Destinations, 6

  1. Always beautiful pictures on this site thanks. As you can see I made some correction for french.

    Pierre

  2. thank you so much for glorious images, and reminders of past experiences-Bled is still on my wish List!

  3. I love it!
    Seeing your georous pictures make me feel as if I am part of the world even though I am at home watching it go by.
    Thank you Carol Y. for getting me on to Dusky’s Wonder Site.

  4. .
    Just beautiful will be looking them over again.
    Thank you I so enjoy all your emails .

  5. No vacation for me, unfortunately…

    But, hey, I found these pictures fantastic!!

    THANK YOU FOR SENDING THEM TO ME.
    I ENJOYED THEM VERY MUCH.

  6. Thank you, Dusky, , you have a great sensitiveness!

  7. excellent photographs of dream destination. One life time is not enough to see the beautiful places that the earth offers.Wish i could visit half of these here presented and my day is done. Thanks Dusky.

  8. You have the best web site on the internet..I would be devastated if you quit posting. Your photos are so beautiful and some times whimsical, it brings tears and sometimes laughter into my life..keep up the wonderful work.

  9. Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures! I’m seeing again and again…I’ so thakful to see it from time to time !!!
    Please allow me to make a little correction: Piran is in Italy (not in Slowenia). And a correction to Ed Nelson’s Comment: We see here beautiful pictures of Slowenia, not of Slovakia. Slovakia is another country in Europe.

  10. Anita,
    Thank you for your very kind words. It makes me so happy to know there are others who share the same sensibilities as I do. It’s my pleasure to do this.

  11. I’m pretty sure the place I found that image said it was on the border and this was Slovenia–but I could be wrong. I always appreciate people helping me get things right.

  12. Some of the sights are really BREATH-TAKING…..Lovely, Dhanyavaad!! (Thank you in Hindi).
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  13. Cennet bizim güzel dünyamızdan daha güzel olabilir mi?(= Is ” The Heaven” is more beatiful than our lovely Earth.

  14. I am so grateful for what you are doing for me with this site and your emails to me, and others. We are truly blessed.

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