Reddit has spoken - 6 of the most spectacular landscapes in the world to visit
By Chaitanya Bala
Have any of you heard of EarthPorn? Don’t worry – as risqué as it sounds, it’s nothing of that sort. Dubbed as a place to enjoy Mother Nature in all her succulent beauty, it’s a division of the large social news website, Reddit. This is where people share some of the most breathtaking moments they have captured in the outdoors. It’s definitely a subreddit worth exploring, but since many of us don’t have time to spend hours drooling over hundreds of landscapes, we’ve decided to do the work for you. Sit back, relax, and let your jaw drop as you explore 6 of the most awe-worthy landscapes we found on EarthPorn. And when you’re done, check out our travel insurance plans that can help you see these breathtaking places for real!
Banff National Park
Let’s all pay a moment of respect to the majestic-ness of this place. This picture was taken at Canada’s oldest national park in the Northern end of the Rocky Mountains. The 2,564 square mile park is filled with ice fields, alpine landscapes, and gorgeous, green coniferous forests. Even if you’re not much of hiker or backpacker, this beautiful national park is still reason enough for you to throw on your hiking boots and march up here to take your own breathtaking pictures! If you’re wondering about all the other fun activities you can do once you’re all done taking selfies by the mountains, check out the destination’s website.
Is it just me, or did anyone else hear tranquil flutes and the Andean drums beating when they saw this? This serene picture was taken in the Cotopaxi province of Ecuador, overlooking the Cotopaxi Volcano. As one of the world’s highest volcanoes, Cotopaxi reaches a height of 19,347 ft! And since 1738, Cotopaxi has erupted more than 50 times, with its last eruption having occurred just last August. So pay a visit to this exquisite town and who knows – maybe you can catch your very own photo op as you watch the Cotopaxi erupt! If you’re serious about checking this place out, you can even go on a guided tour to Cotopaxi.
Deer Park Exit
Okay, seriously? Have you ever seen such an amazing sunset? And the best part is, you don’t need to venture too far into the exotic unknown to see it. Why? Because this picture was taken in Madison, Wisconsin. Right in the middle of America on a typical snowy day. This kind of just comes to show that even the smallest towns have something big to offer, and you really don’t need to spend a fortune going to exotic places to take amazing pictures. The perfect sunset may be right outside your backyard!
Faroe Islands, Denmark
Nope, you are not hallucinating right now. This is a real picture of a snow-covered mountain in the middle of the ocean that was taken in the Faroe Islands in Denmark. The Faroe Islands is a tiny archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. As tiny as this island is though, there is quite a lot to do there, and The New York Times has even dubbed it “The Next Scandinavians Destination”. Whether you want to go hiking, Arctic birdwatching, or even enjoy the nightlife, there’s always something for everyone. But if you want to take your own spellbinding picture like this, we recommend you go on a boat trip.
Canyonlands National Park, UT
Looking at this picture makes me just want to bust out my karaoke machine and sing Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas. Just look at those vibrant pastel colors! If Disney ever decides to release a live-action version of the movie, Canyonlands National Park should definitely be a spot for filming. Located in southeastern Utah, the Canyonlands National Park resides within the Colorado Plateau and is known to get vibrantly colorful during the evenings. (*hint hint*) Now you know where to take amazing pictures, and you can even check out the national park’s website if you want to plan your trip!
Death Valley, CA
This may come as a shock for many of you, but guess what – this picture ISN’T Photoshopped! Nope, I didn’t pull it off of a free desktop wallpaper website. This mesmerizing picture was actually taken in Stovepipe Wells, a way-station in Death Valley, California. As if the sand dunes of Death Valley aren’t gorgeous enough by day, this nighttime picture really brings out the clear, arid, star-bright sky in the desert region of Eastern Cali. Definitely make a pit stop here if you’re heading to the West Coast for vacation. Hey, maybe even camp out on the sand dunes as you stargaze!
Have we inspired you all to pack your cameras and head off to some of these breathtaking places? If we have, great! But with great fun comes responsibility, and we do urge you to stay safe while you’re exploring Mother Nature at its finest. We really wouldn’t want you drowning in the middle of the Faroe Islands. (Believe it or not, even Mother Nature can turn on you!) So stay protected and check out travel insurance to make sure you’re covered.