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Before you settle on summer vacation plans, here is enough breathtaking variety to boggle your mind or inspire your spirit: equal parts nature and human ingenuity.

Church of the Fields, The Dolomites , Italy

Church of the Fields, The Dolomites , Italy

The Wave on Hyden Rock, Australia, a giant surf wave of multicoloured granite about to crash onto the bush below. From over 2,700 million years ago, before dinosaurs roamed the earth!

The Wave on Hyden Rock, Australia, a giant surf wave of multicoloured granite about to crash onto the bush below. From over 2,700 million years ago, before dinosaurs roamed the earth!

 

Underwater room, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives

Underwater room, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives

Art deco-style lighthouse in Kálfshamarsvík, Iceland, by Vilhjálmur Ingi Vilhjálmsson.

Art deco-style lighthouse in Kálfshamarsvík, Iceland, by Vilhjálmur Ingi Vilhjálmsson.

 Azalea Road of Mt. Katsuragi, Japan

Azalea Road of Mt. Katsuragi, Japan

 

Altea, Alicante, Spain

Altea, Alicante, Spain

 

Aurora borealis, Finland

Aurora borealis, Finland

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

 

Burma or Myanmar

Burma or Myanmar

 

Ancient monastery in Armenia

Ancient monastery in Armenia

Aspen Road, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Aspen Road, Boulder, Colorado, USA

 

Beach Huts in Muizenberg, Cape Town

Beach Huts in Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Cork, ireland

Cork, ireland

 

 Double Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, by Jeffrey Stylos

Double Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, by Jeffrey Stylos

Dubai bathed in Sunlight

Dubai bathed in Sunlight

Ghenghis Khan on the Mongolian Steppes

Ghenghis Khan on the Mongolian Steppes

The Julian Alps, Slovenia

The Julian Alps, Slovenia

Conques, France by toughsl on Flickr

Conques, France by toughsl on Flickr

Balancing Rock, Nova Scotia

Balancing Rock, Nova Scotia

Butchart Gardens near Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada • photo by John Rogers

Butchart Gardens near Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada • photo by John Rogers

 Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland by  David Clapp

Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland by David Clapp

 Kalyazin, Russia

Kalyazin, Russia

Giethoorn in Netherlands

Giethoorn in Netherlands

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

 

La Muralla Roja - 1973, Calpe, Alicante, Spain

La Muralla Roja – 1973, Calpe, Alicante, Spain

Salt cones on Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia by John Shaw.

Salt cones on Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia by John Shaw.

 

 Jerusalem, Israel via Takeya Yoda on pinterest

Jerusalem, Israel via Takeya Yoda on pinterest

 

Gilan, Iran

Gilan, Iran

 

Entry Bridge, Meteora, Greece

Entry Bridge, Meteora, Greece

 

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico, USA

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico, USA

 

Casa del Duque in Comillas, Cantabria, Spain

Casa del Duque in Comillas, Cantabria, Spain

Mohabbat Maqabara Palace in Junagadh, Gujarat, India

Mohabbat Maqabara Palace in Junagadh, Gujarat, India

 

Mogan, Canary Islands, Spain

Mogan, Canary Islands, Spain

Mount Fuji from the village of Saiko, Japan

Mount Fuji from the village of Saiko, Japan

 

Ocho Rios, Jamacia

Ocho Rios, Jamacia

 

 Eguisheim, France

Eguisheim, France

Boynton Canyon-Sedona, Arizona

Boynton Canyon-Sedona, Arizona

 

 Le Moulin de l’Abbaye Hotel in Brantome, France

Le Moulin de l’Abbaye Hotel in Brantome, France

 

Photo by @mikeylikesrocks, Patagonia in South America

Photo by @mikeylikesrocks, Patagonia in South America

 

Argentine Fuegian Andes VIII by Walter Q's on Flickr

Argentine Fuegian Andes VIII by Walter Q’s on Flickr

 

Villa on Lake Thun, Spiez, Switzerland

Villa on Lake Thun, Spiez, Switzerland

 

La chiesetta del lago, Italy by Agostino Clerici on Flickr

La chiesetta del lago, Italy by Agostino Clerici on Flickr

 

Liaohe River Delta,  the Red Beach. Not far from Panjin City, China

Liaohe River Delta, the Red Beach. Not far from Panjin City, China

Castle in Werfen, Austria

Castle in Werfen, Austria

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

 

 Saint Paul de Vence, France

Saint Paul de Vence, France

 

Shan Hai Guan. Where the great wall of China meets the sea

Shan Hai Guan. Where the great wall of China meets the sea

California redwoods

California redwoods

 

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

 Sunset at Honeymoon Bay, Tasmania, Australia

Sunset at Honeymoon Bay, Tasmania, Australia

Maldives

Maldives

 

Castle del Monte Abruzzo, Italy

Castle del Monte Abruzzo, Italy

 Tamblian Lake, Indonesia

Tamblian Lake, Indonesia

 

 The village Torrox, Andalucía, Spain

The village Torrox, Andalucía, Spain

The temple of sky, Iceland

The temple of sky, Iceland

 

The Fairy Glen, Conwy River near Betws-y-Coed, North Wales

The Fairy Glen, Conwy River near Betws-y-Coed, North Wales

 Tsingy de Bemaraha, a nature reserve on the western coast of Madagascar

Tsingy de Bemaraha, a nature reserve on the western coast of Madagascar

Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru

Santa Catalina, Arequipa, Peru

 

 Leros Island, Greece

Leros Island, Greece

 

Spitfire Lake in the Adirondack Park at around 7 a.m.

Spitfire Lake in the Adirondack Park at around 7 a.m.

 Water Wall – San Sebastián, Spain

Water Wall – San Sebastián, Spain

 

 Trentino sunset, Italy

Trentino sunset, Italy

 

Sorvagsvatn - lake over the ocean, Faroe Islands

Sorvagsvatn – lake over the ocean, Faroe Islands

 Wind Cathedral Namibia

Wind Cathedral Namibia

Vermont, USA

Vermont, USA

 

Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland

Chateau de Chillon, Switzerland

Miradouro de Santa Iria, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal by rui Almeida on flickr

Miradouro de Santa Iria, São Miguel Island, Azores by rui Almeida on flickr

 

Sunrise over Lofoten, Norway

Sunrise over Lofoten, Norway

 

 The Blue Dragon, Portugal

The Blue Dragon, Portugal

Stresa streets - lake Maggiore, Italy

Stresa streets – lake Maggiore, Italy

Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia. by danielab on flickr

Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia. by danielab on flickr

 

Utter Inn, Västerås, Sweden, A hotel with only one guest room, complete with a bedroom below the water with windows for watching marine life.

Utter Inn, Västerås, Sweden, A hotel with only one guest room, complete with a bedroom below the water with windows for watching marine life.

Valley Home, The Faroe Islands photo via nord

Valley Home, The Faroe Islands photo via nord

 

Sunset at Trentino, Italy

Sunset at Trentino, Italy

 

Italian Alps

Italian Alps

For more vacation destinations try:  dream vacations, or vacation destinations 2, or vacation destinations 3

 

Thanks to:  Mel, Micky, National Geographic, Unusual hotels of the world

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16 thoughts on “Spectacular Vacation Destinations, 4

  1. always such a pleasure to see what ‘s on your site , and the most beautiful pic’s that take your breath away..
    thanks alot and GOD BLESS
    patti r j

  2. Beautiful, thanks for sharing some wonderful places I didn’t know existed before, love your site

  3. Enjoy seeing these lovely pics, thanks. You done a great favor for those that can not afford to travel.

  4. I always enjoy the escape to beauty and wonder when I view the spectacular pictures on your site. Thank you, AM

  5. these are most beautiful destinations one would like to visit. I am sure there are thousands as beautiful places on the earth which are not yet seen the light of the day. Even if am not able to go to all these places ,looking at these photographs one’s mind gets submerged into the peace and serenity that oozes out from them. Great and thanks.

  6. Images attendrissantes avec les animaux,étonnantes avec les arbres et meerveilleuses avec tous les paysages.Merci

  7. So many places to go, such wonders to see. Places and sights I never knew existed. Dusky: thank you for posting this beautiful tour.
    Tim

  8. Esta colección de fotos,mas las de los árboles,son magnificas;es como si me fuera de mi escritorio y vagara con la imaginación por esos lugares paradisíacos.Mucho le agradeceré si me quiere enviar otros que yo no conozca.Para mi,éste fue el primero,no conocía este lugar.

  9. The captions DO NOT match the pictures. They’re beautiful, but if you want me to want to go to these places for a dream vacation, it would be nice to know what and where these pictures are of . Thanks for your attention and keep these DELIGHTFUL PICTURES coming!

  10. Janis,
    I would also love to be able to pinpoint where every one of these places is, and also tell who the photographer is. Alas, I only know what I find on a site and if I love an image I pass it along even without the info that would help.

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