The travel bug has infected most members of the myWebRoom team and is spreading like the plague. We are always wandering aimlessly through the bustling streets of San Francisco, exploring the giant Sequoia trees that lie just beyond the Golden Gate Bridge, and staring in amazed wonder at the never-ending gray-blue of Ocean Beach. Today we want to invite all of you to step outside, take a look around, and fall madly in love with our beautiful planet Earth. Whether you’re surrounded by towering trees or skyscraping buildings, you are sure to find awe-inspiring. beauty. Here are some incredible images from around the world that will have you quitting your job, packing a bag, and heading out on a journey “Eat, Pray, Love” style.
Up in the Air
First, we’ll explore the beauty of the sky. From natural phenomenon to man-made skyscrapers, the world above us is full of awe-inspiring beauty.
The Skyscrapers of Dubai above the clouds.
Aurora Borealis, seen in Alaska, northern parts of Canada, the southern half of Greenland, Iceland, Northern Norway, Sweden and Finland.
The annual Perseid Meteor Shower, which takes place every August, can be seen in the Northern Hemisphere.
The moon rising behind Mount Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand.
Mountain climbers who probably feel like they’re on top of the world in this photo.
The New York City skyline. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!
Soar above the historical and fairy-tale like region of Cappadocia, Turkey in a Hot Air Balloon.
The amazing architecture of Dubai’s Infinity Tower.
The North Pole’s sunset. No wonder Santa chose to set up shop here!
Beautiful Landscape Photography
The heavens may be beautifully other-worldly, but there are also many blow-your-mind places to see here on the humble ground. Have you packed your bag yet? If not, you’re about to.
You can take a lovely walk through this tree tunnel found in the Irish village of Gormanston.
Can you imagine building this thing?! Construction of the Great Wall of China begun in 220 BC and measures at over 13,000 miles in length!
Next time you want to stay at a cool hotel, book the Huilo-Huilo Hotel in Chile. It’s pretty cool. #understatementoftheyear
Santorini, a beautiful village on the coast of Greece.
The Atlantic Ocean Road is every road-trip lover and racecar driver’s dream.
The Red Seabeach, found in Dawa County of Liaoning, China, gets its coloring from the plant Chenopodiaceae, Suaeda salsa.
The futuristic city of Abu Dhabi as a whole. Because we are OBSESSED with all of its crazy architecture.
The Balancing Rock, a natural phenomenon (because that rock should obviously fall over), can be found near Digby, Long Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Fairy Chimney Rock Formations boast some pretty sweet hotel rooms. Located in Goreme, Turkey.
Under the Sea
If we haven’t seduced you into travelling with the air and land pictures above, it’s probably because you’re a mermaid! Don’t worry! We’ll get you with this section.
The Maldives Glowing Beach is as magical as it sounds. Little organisms called ostracod crustaceans emit light from their cells.
The Ball Pyramid, found in the Pacific Ocean, is the world’s tallest seastack.
Explore the sea without going into the water when you visit Bora Bora Island. The ocean water is so clear you can see the life below like you’re looking through a window!
Ocean Atlas, located off of the west coast of Nassau, Bahamas, is the largest sculpture ever placed underwater. The artwork is meant to represent a Bahamian girl carrying the weight of the ocean above her, referencing the Ancient Greek myth of Atlas.
This under-water photography should inspire you to get your snorkeling on. Unless you’re a mermaid, of course. Then all you would need is a camera!
Is Thor your favorite sexy superhero?? Add a visit to Thor’s Well to your bucket list! This natural phenomenon (that may have been created by a certain hammer) is located at Cape Perpetua.
Mermaids need to eat too! Visit the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, the first all-glass underwater eatery, located at the Conrad Hotel and Resort.
Wouldn’t it be so cool if someone built a museum underwater?? Wait, SOMEONE DID THAT! The Cancun Underwater Museum is where Ariel went for school field trips.
On Wednesdays, we swim in pink! Lake Hillier, located in Australia, is a naturally pink lake! So cute!
If you’re chillin’ in the ocean and you see a shark, you would probably RUN FOR YOUR LIFE (or swim for your life. Whatever. The point is: you LEAVE)! Some fearless person snapped this super-cool and super-terrifying picture of a shark having fun in the waves.
I am assuming that, by now, you have packed your bags and are ready to fall in love with our beautiful planet! Don’t forget any travel essentials! Not sure where to head first? Check out Earth Porn and Dusky’s Wonder Site for more travel inspiration.
On a budget and want to learn about the best travel hacks? EF College Break, The Savvy Backpacker, and Travel Paint Repeat can help you plan your trip, optimize your dollar, and help you have an all-around great travel experience.
Show Mother Earth how much you love her! Find out how to love nature though appreciation, volunteering, or donation by visiting The Nature Concervancy.
Make sure you bookmark all of these great sites in your online room! We’re so inspired by many of these places that we make whole rooms devoted to them!
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