21 Intensely Beautiful Places You Need to See Before You Die

It's a great, big beautiful world out there — both near and faraway.

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It's a great, big beautiful world out there — both near and faraway.

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Adirondack Mountains, New York

These peaks are an incredible sight eyes regardless of the season, but the autumn colors that can be seen from the hiking trails (or even your car window) attract tons of admirers every autumn. With , there are nearly endless ridges, valleys, and gorges to enjoy.

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Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

Known as the castle where "", Dunnottar is quite historic, known for housing William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose, and the future King Charles II. Learn all about it on the the groundskeeper offers.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

If you thought life on the French Riviera must be super dreamy, you weren't wrong. Villefranche-sur-Mer, a medieval seaside village is filled with colorful buildings that beg you to do nothing more but take it all in.

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Val d'Orcia, Tuscany

The Tuscan countryside is the epitome of rustic romance — and offers endless green and gold vistas for as far as the eye can see. And if the views aren't enough to entice you (but seriously, they're straight ) the wine and cheese in towns like Montalcino, Pienza, and Montepulciano will.

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The Chihuahuan Desert

The is mainly in Mexico, but also reaches well into Texas, New Mexico and southeast corner of Arizona. Pictured here, Big Bend National Park in Texas hosts 300,000 visitors each year, who love to hike — or just drive — through the arid scenery, and at night.

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Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai might be the , but it's also full of life. While kayaking through the jungle, or taking a helicopter ride beside waterfalls, it's impossible not to appreciate its amazing, natural beauty.

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Redwood Forest, California

Known for having the , this California icon is one of the most killer attractions in the country. If you think it feels otherworldly, you're not alone — George Lucas used the forest as the backdrop for the planet Endor in Star Wars.

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Meguro River, Tokyo, Japan

There are to take in the cherry blossoms in Japan, but when in Tokyo look no further than the . Plan your trip for early April to catch them at peak bloom.

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The Vermont Countryside

Vermont has dubbed itself the "king of fall colors" in America, and we can't say we disagree. You can take in the fiery reds, oranges in yellow almost anywhere in the state, since 75% of it is forests.

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Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Sure, the tourists love to flock there. But you can't deny how striking the pale blue geothermal pools are, and for many, its a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim in its mineral-rich waters.

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Santorini, Greece

A jewel of the Aegean, Santorini is made up of multiple islands — which were . Each town within the area offers lots of restaurants and shopping — but the true draw is the iconic blue-and-white architecture and stunning cliffside views of the water.

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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Visitors traverse this intense landscape on ATVs, bicycles and even . Be sure to check out the (especially during sunset) — it's the most visited area of the entire park, featuring the oft-photographed rock known as .

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

The town of Chefchaouen is always feeling blue — but for good reason: Its buildings are literally all rinsed in the color, which nods to the Jewish refugees of its past. No cars are allowed on its narrow streets, where vendors sell their goods in open, traditional markets. The famed blue pigment is also offered there — residents re-blue their homes .

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is made of five villages, and intrepid travelers come to hike among them. along Italy's western coastline, and they all have their own personalities. The town of Manarola, for example, is known for being more rustic — but no less charming.

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Maldives, Asia

The Maldives sports "", but it's not just about the intense sea views you can take in from any of the that make it up. Maldivians are a , known for their rich culture of music, dance, and craftsmanship.

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Vancouver, Canada

Millions of brave souls have dared to venture across Vancouver's incredible Capilano Suspension Bridge , when it was first built. It spans a whopping 230 feet above the Capilano River. Actually, adrenaline junkies will find lots of other amazing adventures in the area, too, like a .

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Machu Picchu, Peru

in 2007, Machu Picchu is South America's most famous ruins. Although no one is exactly sure why it was abandoned, it was built , and the still stand today.

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Burano Island, Italy

Only 3,000 people live on this island, which is located just off the Venetian Lagoon. Ancient that fishermen were the first to paint their houses in the rainbow of colors we see today. According to folklore, the bright hues allowed them to see their homes from long distances while out fishing.

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High Mountain Tea Gardens, Taiwan

There is so much that inspires throughout this gorgeous slice of Asia — like the , and the . But the there offer a tranquil and unique experience that you can't get anywhere else.

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Mount Denali, Alaska

After 40 years, Denali — the highest peak in North America — finally (so you might actually know it is as Mount McKinley). But whatever you call it, there's no denying the beautiful majesty of this natural wonder.

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Nestled in Mackenzie County, Lake Tekapo is the in the South Island of New Zealand. Whether you're admiring the view from an observatory or enjoying a meal in one of its many restaurants, there is something breathtaking about it throghout every season.

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