With pandemic-induced travel restrictions finally behind our backs, slowly but steadily, people are hopping on trains and boarding flights. Summer is sizzling and there’s no better time for adding another unforgettable adventure to your bucket list.

In fact, there are too many places around the world and to pick just one might be overwhelming. So treat this post as a menu of the most beautiful places on Earth, from buzzing cities to remote corners, natural wonders and historical sites.

Thanks to the Facebook page Amazing Places and the internet's beloved subreddit Remote Places, we have a wonderful collection of photographs to look at, so enjoy!

#1

Aurora Borealis In Lapland From February This Year

Aurora Borealis In Lapland From February This Year

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Marissa Taylor
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this looks like a Christmas card.Splendid!

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#3

Avenue Of The Baobabs, Madagascar

Avenue Of The Baobabs, Madagascar

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With the pandemic-induced travel restrictions finally behind our backs (let’s hope for good!) and summer up and rolling, you probably have a couple of travel destinations already on your list. There are just too many places to visit, as we’ve seen from this post, and the chances are one lifetime will not be enough.

But starting earlier rather than later is a good idea, and if you’re about to set out on an adventure, you may find this interview with Katie Donnelly, professional photographer based in Paris and author of “The Authentic Portrait: A Parent's Guide to Documenting Childhood,” very useful. We spoke about everything from traveling to perfect vacation photos. Because no matter how beautiful an adventure may be while it's still happening, we always wish to bring a piece of it back home. And photographs are the best way to do that.

#6

Colors, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Colors, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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STress
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Autumn in Plitvice, my favourite season. Amazing colours, tourists mostly gone, not too hot outside, plenty of grapes, mushrooms and other Nature's gifts...

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“Traveling and adventures are amazing and it only gets better when you can go home and relive it all daily. For so many of our amazing clients, Paris is a dream destination that they want to relive daily. To have a beautiful photograph and art piece of themselves, enjoying the city, is something that brings them back every day,” Donnelly told us.

#7

Lofoten, Norway

Lofoten, Norway

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Music Mania
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just spent a week here (actually not far from where this picture was taken), can confirm it is amazing.

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#8

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy

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#9

Northern Lights In Tromso, Norway

Northern Lights In Tromso, Norway

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Ray McArdle
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would never get tired of seeing this.

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Travel is also something we want to share with our loved ones, she argues. “We can do that through having professional photos done or even sharing snaps from our phones via social media. Especially now that people are inclined to travel more than in the last few years, they really want to share the joy and freedom they're feeling on vacation and in a city they absolutely love.”

#10

Magical Sunset, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Magical Sunset, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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#11

Saitama Japan

Saitama Japan

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#12

Kirkjufell, Iceland Putting On A Light Show

Kirkjufell, Iceland Putting On A Light Show

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MacKenzie Moore
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

iceland is so beautiful!! I wish I could fo so bad!!!

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It’s no secret that getting holiday photographs you will be truly happy with is one hell of a task. Donnelly argues that although vacations are amazing, they can also be stressful, “and I hate to say it, but not everyone is great at taking photos in general.” She explained: “Most people are a little awkward in front of the camera and it always helps to have some direction. When it's just selfie after selfie, they're fun, but it can get repetitive (and let's be honest, if kids are in there, have you ever asked a kid to smile a bunch of times? Usually it ends up with some sort of crazy smile or a straight up 'no.' Haha).”

#13

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

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#14

A Beautiful Beach, Seychelles

A Beautiful Beach, Seychelles

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GoodWolf
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oof. Someone please take me there, I want to build a hut and live there for the rest of my life.

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#15

Meteora, Greece

Meteora, Greece

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Moreover, travel and exploring often make for long days and lots of walking. “Even if it's only adults in the mix, it can be exhausting, but add any kids and/or jet lag, and it'll be the perfect recipe for a 'not another photo!' feeling.”

According to Donnelly, the best thing you can do is hire a local photographer for a portrait session to show you around the most beautiful locations and whose personality, style, and vibe you love. “You know that you'll 1. have a great time with them, and 2. get amazing photos from your portrait session that are natural and fun. Then it takes all the pressure off of the rest of the trip because you know you've got 'the shot.'”

“Another reason I think it's so hard is that often the main tourist attractions are packed with people. If you go with a local photographer, they should be able to recommend the best times and spots to avoid all the crazy,” she added.

#16

What A Beautiful, Patagonian Fjords

What A Beautiful, Patagonian Fjords

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#17

Let's Play, Football Field In Norway

Let's Play, Football Field In Norway

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Nathaniel
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Knowing my luck I'd be the one to hoof the ball over the fence and into the sea.

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#18

An Ærial View Of The Namib Desert Courtesy Of The European Space Agency

An Ærial View Of The Namib Desert Courtesy Of The European Space Agency

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#19

A Lone Tree Under A Scandinavian Aurora - Lapland, Finland

A Lone Tree Under A Scandinavian Aurora - Lapland, Finland

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#20

Speechless View In Thailand

Speechless View In Thailand

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#21

The Hvítserkur Sea Stack At The Entrance To Greenland Sea...

The Hvítserkur Sea Stack At The Entrance To Greenland Sea...

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#23

Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore

Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore

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#25

The Highlander Castle, Eilean Donan, Scotland

The Highlander Castle, Eilean Donan, Scotland

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Kerri
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My Mum and Step Dad were married here, they arrived by horse and carriage over the bridge :)

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#27

Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

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#28

Castle Vibes, Hamamatsu Castle, Japan

Castle Vibes, Hamamatsu Castle, Japan

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#29

Behind The Seven Hills You'll Find The Hobbits Secret Caves In Hungary

Behind The Seven Hills You'll Find The Hobbits Secret Caves In Hungary

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Marissa Taylor
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

well its not a secret any more IS IT BP????!!!

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#30

Amazing View, Waterfalls In Iceland

Amazing View, Waterfalls In Iceland

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#32

A Lone Cottage In The Black Valley Within The Kingdom Of Kerry, Ireland

A Lone Cottage In The Black Valley Within The Kingdom Of Kerry, Ireland

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#34

Toscana, Iithaly

Toscana, Iithaly

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Andrew Burke
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love to go, but can't find Iithaly on the map anwhere ... :(

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#35

Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

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KM
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Northern Scotland has without a doubt some of the most breathtaking places in the world, really hope I can visit one day!

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#36

Amazing Iceland Scenary

Amazing Iceland Scenary

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Nathaniel
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to go to Iceland. It is on my bucket list. I love areas that look apparently barren. Love the North York Moors. Want to visit the Steppe in Mongolia.

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#37

Polar Bears Hang Out Here! This Is Churchill, Manitoba In Canada...

Polar Bears Hang Out Here! This Is Churchill, Manitoba In Canada...

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MacKenzie Moore
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5 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is so pretty!!! looks enchanted.

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#38

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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Kanishka Rajawansha
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This used to be a castle fortress and still has working water fountains and amazing frescoes

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#39

Just The Canadian Rockies As Seen From 8,000ft Above Kananaski Country...

Just The Canadian Rockies As Seen From 8,000ft Above Kananaski Country...

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#40

Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

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Note: this post originally had 96 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.

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