Even if you think that your house is a fortress, you should immerse into the world beyond your comfortable walls. There’re many beautiful surreal landscapes and buildings that exist for real. Try to turn from a decent housekeeper into a free traveler!
1. Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming
Despite its science fiction appearance, this iridescent hot spring can’t be found on Mars. Flamboyant coloration of this spectacular natural wonder is the result of pigmented microorganisms.
2. Zion National Park, Utah
This 146,000-acre park located near Springdale comprises of beautiful canyons, spacious plateaus and rubicund sandstone cliffs. It has versatile wildlife which attracts naturalists from all over the world.
3. Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska
Mendenhall Valley of Juneau is home to magnificent bright blue 12-mile glacier with arabesque ice caves. You can see this frozen beauty if you go on an 8-mile hike following the West Glacier trail. You better hurry up! This natural miracle is melting.
4. Oneonta Gorge, Oregon
You’ll feel like a protagonist of some Tolkien’s tale when you visit this place surrounded by rocky walls and covered by aquatic and sylvan plants. Walk through the creek and enjoy your adventure in this moss-grown realm.
5. Thor’s Well, Oregon
Thor’s Well looks like a mystic entrance to Neptune’s kingdom. In reality, it’s a saltwater fountain situated along Cape Perpetua. Since the ocean tide both reveals and conceals it, it’s visible an hour before or an hour after high tide. Be careful – deep waters hide danger.
6. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
Perhaps, Huxley imagined his utopian island in a similar way, but this little paradise surrounded by sapphire blue waters exists for real. It’s located 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. Go there by boat or aircraft to enjoy oceanic landscapes and outlandish sea life.
7. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
More than 119 omnifarious caves are situated there. It’s a dream for geologists to explore the incredible caverns formed from limestone and sulfuric acid. If you’re afraid to go astray, take the elevator 750 feet below ground. Grotesque shapes of ancient subterranean formations will make you imagine you’re in the kingdom of gnomes.
8. Bryce Canyon, Utah
These geological wonders prove that nature is the most creative artist. Red, white and orange statuesque sarsen stones resemble frozen figures, spellbound by some divine forces.
9. Sequoia National Park, California
This is a unique prehistoric area with incredible landscapes and giant redwoods. It has an abundance of ancient majestic sequoia trees. The famous General Sherman Tree grows there.
10. Nā Pali Coast State Park, Hawaii
This fascinating mountain scenery,which encompasses cliffs merging into the coastline, as well as waterfalls, exotic flora, and caves, is located in the isolated area of Kauai. It is best seen by helicopter, but it must be the most exciting hiking experience you’ve ever had!
If you visit at least one of the above-mentioned surreal places, you’ll be happy to realize that such an ambrosial beauty exists on Earth.
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