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8 Spectacular Natural Sites You Cannot Miss Out On | Travel

December 24, 2018

8 Spectacular Natural Sites You Cannot Miss Out On | Travel

December 24, 2018

When you’re looking for an amazing travel destination, you naturally think about the bucket list you once wrote. Everyone has one. That wanderlust list that we all create on the grey commute to work. That time you spend daydreaming out of the window and thought about the endless blue skies and towering mountains across the globe. The thing is, there are so many places that people choose to put onto their bucket list, only for it to be some of the most common – where all the tourists go. Sometimes, you want to find somewhere a little less saturated in tourism. Somewhere that you may, someday, choose to move your entire life to. You want to daydream about the far-flung places that will have an impact on your life, and below you’re going to read about 8 of the most natural places in the world that you simply won’t want to miss out on.

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  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

 

In the very depths of the winter, the largest salt flat in the world is transformed. What once looked like a salt flat, now looks like a giant mirror reflecting the sky. The shimmering, lustrous horizon is captured in the pools that this prehistoric lake creates. It’s one of the best places to visit that occurs naturally, and it’s a place that you should want to visit.

 

  • Northern Lake Baikal, Russia

 

Yet another lake that is a must-see, this is in the southern portion of Siberia. The world needs some freshwater and this is the world’s largest piece of blue. In this area of the world, the water freezes into sheets of ice in winter that could look more in place on a faraway planet than on Earth! It’s a cold place to come, so pack something toasty to wear.

 

  • Bogor Botanical Garden, Indonesia

 

Bogor is one of those places in the world that is famed for the botanical garden there. It covers 87 hectares and has thousands of species of plant life from all over the world. Many people come here to live, and websites like https://rumahdijual.com/bogor/ can help you to choose where to be. While you’re looking for somewhere new to live, think about this masterpiece of design and spend time strolling through the neighbouring Presidential Palace – all you need is a permit!

 

  • Kuang Si Falls, Laos

 

While we are in that neck of the woods, travelling over to Laos to see this beautiful country is a must. Therein Luang Prabang is the Kuang Si Falls. It’s a three tie waterfall with water so clear it’s hard not to touch it. You can go on tours here and hike the trail so that you can find somewhere to simply marvel at this beauty.

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  • Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

 

The Andes mountains are a place to visit, but the Torres Del Paine National Park is one of the world’s most spectacular to be seen. You can hike over the snowy and icy mountains and see the glaciers looming out toward you. It’s one of the best places in South America to travel, and you can read more about it here.

 

  • The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan

 

Impressive name, right? Well, this is a hot and fiery geyser located in the Karakum Desert of Turkmenistan. It’s a burning pool of lava and the red-hot and steamy look is something right out of a horror film! It’s a sight to be seen and one of the best natural wonders of the world.

 

  • Mount Rinjani, Indonesia

 

The climb to the summit of this behemoth of a mountain is worth every painful moment! The second highest active volcano in Indonesia has a view to die for, and the crater lake has been nicknamed by the locals as the “Child of the Sea”. The chance to see Komodo National Park while you’re there is a must – there are dragons!

 

  • Huacachina, Peru

 

A desert oasis is always one to put on your natural list, and you find that with Huacachina. It was built around an existing watering hole over 80 years ago. With this one, you get two hits in one because Peru this is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It makes for a fantastic vacation spot!

These 8 natural sites have to be seen to be believed, and you should start thinking about ticking them all off your list right now. Wanderlust is something that should be indulged – never turned down.

Kirsty Leanne

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My mission is simple. I want to help change the way travel looks, showing both brands and society that plus size people really do travel too. In a community where plus size travellers are made to feel unwelcome, I want to inspire and advise people like me on how they can make the most out of their own incredible travel experiences.Join me as I share my own personal experiences, my best tips and tricks and all of the challenges I face along the way. It won’t always be an easy ride, but it sure as hell will be a fun one.

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Today has consisted of lots of content writing work, recording interviews for the Plus Size Travel Too podcast and packing most of my things ready for America. Just a couple of bits to buy tomorrow and I SHOULD be ready to go next week ✈️🇺🇸
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If there is anything that should on my America packing list (either Trek America or Walt Disney World), let me know now so I don’t forget it. And yes, before anyone says, I do have my passport 😂😇
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I haven’t had short hair since I was in secondary school, so naturally I was scared to have to have so much off - especially as I would use my hair as a bit of a security blanket when taking photos. I’m still not *100%* in love with, but my hair feels much healthier and I’m definitely feeling a little more confident 👏🏻🙌🏻
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The tour will take us to some incredible places, including Washington, Philadelphia, Shenandoah, Ocoee, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Destin Beach and Orlando. Once we reach Orlando, we’ll be staying for 8 whole days where we’ll be going to Disney, Universal and the Kennedy Space Centre. .
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Whilst I love working for myself, preparing for three weeks ‘out of office’ has meant I’m working double time every day in order to fund my huge trip AND the bills I usually have to cover with my day day to earnings. If there was one thing I would say I miss about employment, it’s holiday pay. 😂
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Since I disappeared a few weeks ago, I guess a FEW exciting things have happened. So, here’s a little catch up: ✈️ I booked flights to California with @fordtography in January 2020. I haven’t been back since I lived there in 2012, so I’ll am SO SO excited. 📸 I bought a new camera and I can’t wait to get some shots with it soon! 🇺🇸 It’s now only 18 days until America and I honestly can’t believe it’s nearly here. Can it be 22nd May already? 🙌🏻 I’ve pitched some AMAZING collaborations with brands for my trip and managed to tick FOUR of my dream brands to work off my list in the space of a few days. Oh my god.
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Although I only spent a couple of hours in Bosnia and Mostar, I definitely want to go back to explore more of this beautiful country. ✈️
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P.S. I think this is my *favourite* photo of me ever 🙌🏻
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