12 Travel Photos to Fuel Your Wanderlust.
From the lavender fields of France to the rice fields of Vietnam, the world contains incredible landscapes that must be seen to be believed. While we may not be able to travel right now, that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about some of the most gorgeous destinations on the planet. Take a moment to forget about social distancing, and get lost in these stunning travel photos and nature photos.
They’ll fuel your wanderlust and keep you dreaming about your next adventure once life starts to return to normal. Here are some of our current favorites to stoke your armchair travel fantasies.
From mid-June to early July, dusky purple shades and delicate fragrances envelop the fields of Provence. While lavender farms are not exclusive to Provence (or France), the region has become synonymous with these stunning blossoms. The fields near France’s Valensole village live up to their iconic reputation.
The fortress of Palamidi sits nestled on a 708-foot (216-meter) tall crest overlooking the town of Nafplio in the Peloponnese region of southern Greece. Built by the Venetians during their second occupation of the area (1686-1715), it represented an ambitious undertaking executed from 1711 to 1714.
The most photographed mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell, juts out of the ocean 1,519 feet (463 meters), a solitary focal point for tourists and sailors alike. Surrounded by rugged beaches and punctuated by Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall, the area affords sweeping views of Iceland’s expansive coastline.
From the top of the Hanuman Monkey Temple in Hampi, Karnataka, India, you’ll enjoy impressive views of rice plantations at sunset. The temple commemorates the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, the Monkey King, and the spot where Hanuman first met Lord Ram, the Hindu deity and hero of the Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana.
Ireland’s stunning Cliffs of Moher are a geological marvel, historical landmark, and conservation hotspot all rolled into one. Towering 702 feet (214 meters) above the Atlantic Ocean and stretching five miles (8 kilometers) as the crow flies, their striated sheer rockfaces drop abruptly into the sea.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cinque Terre is comprised of five pastel-hued communities nestled along the rugged Italian Riviera. Besides the inherent charm of each community, the area also proves renowned for its authentic Ligurian cuisine, fresh seafood, and stunning seaside views.
From the savanna landscape of Amboseli, Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro rises above the cloud line at sunset. Towering 19,341 feet (5,894 meters) above sea level, Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the fourth most topographically prominent peak on the planet.
Morocco’s Erg Chebbi is one of several vast seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand. In places, the dunes of Erg Chebbi rise upwards of 492 feet (150 meters) from the surrounding rocky desert or hamada, creating mystical Saharan Desert landscapes that dwarf passing camel caravans.
A 15th century Inca citadel, Machu Picchu, Peru, rises 7,970 feet (2,430 meters) above the surrounding forest. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the monument was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
10. United States, Yellowstone National Park
The world-famous Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park remains one of the most photographed thermal features in the park. Renowned for its vibrant colors, the spring is equally noted for its enormous size. The third-largest thermal feature on the planet, Grand Prismatic stretches further than a football field and plunges deeper than a ten-story building.
11. United States, Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is home to countless waterfalls, including Yosemite Falls. Towering an impressive 2,425 feet (739 meters) above the Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls is the world’s fifth tallest waterfall and the highest in North America. Check out the Yosemite Falls webcam for a glimpse of the falls now.
A mountainous district located in Yen Bai province, Vietnam’s Mu Cang Chai is known for its orderly arrangement of terraced rice fields. This image at sunset artfully captures the serenity of this intricate human made landscape.
Stunning Travel Photos to Dream About
Although social distancing and self-isolation have put a damper on our travel plans for the moment, that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to future family adventures. Bookmark this post so that you can revisit these travel photos every time you want to stoke your wanderlust and dream about your next vacation.
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