You went to Mykonos, and you danced to the beats while drinking yourself to oblivion. Your visit to New York City filled you with energy and… lots of Brooklyn-style pizza. But after all was said and done, you were just one of the million tourists that roamed the earth and settled down for a popular and rather conventional destination. If you are now looking to deviate from the norm and wake up your inner explorer, we offer you some of the most unusual travel destinations on earth that could as well belong to another planet. Check out these five awe-inspiring natural wonders and otherworldly landscapes and let’s get you started planning your next vacation getaway.
The Red Beach near Akrotiri village in Santorini is a major attraction in Greece. The reason for its popularity is its captivating, wild scenery. Volcanic rocks, small pebbles, and sand of various colors make visiting this place a mind-blowing experience.
The Seven Coloured Earths, formed when volcanic rock cooled at different temperatures, consist of dunes that never erode despite the torrential tropical rains. This mesmerizing landscape is located in Chamarel plain of the Rivière Noire District in south-western Mauritius.
In Laguna Salada de Torrevieja, in Valencia, Spain, you can submerge your body into a pink-water lake surrounded by jaw-dropping views. The lake’s water turns pink for a few days during the year due to a type of special algae that grows in high levels of salt.
Lake Natron is a beautiful salt lake in northern Tanzania, at the border with Kenya, in East Africa, the water of which has a pH as high as 10.5, being so caustic that it can burn the skin of animals that dare to take a swim.
Japanese wisteria is a species of flowering plant that can grow up to thirty feet and blooms between April and May each year in Japan. Ashikaga Flower Park and Kawachi Fujien Wisteria Garden are two of the most impressive wisteria wonderlands in the world.