Beautiful Places To Visit In The World — Who else feels all of the feels listening to Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World?? Hands down, one of the most beautiful songs ever written, right??
(I’ll just go ahead and leave this right here. You’re welcome. 🙃)
With Earth Day taking place this week (April 22nd), I can’t help but think of all the beautiful places I’d love to visit one day. Of course, we’re in the middle of a pandemic right now and not able to travel, but even if we were, I still wouldn’t be able to afford it at this point in time. But a girl can dream. And this girl is dreaming!
I learned a few years back that when I dare to dream, to let my mind wander freely to these beautiful futures with no worry of a real plan of action, I’m able to get through my darker times. The times in my life where I felt too depressed to even get out of bed in the mornings. Dreaming helps me see that there’s more past my current state and that things can get better.
Today, will you dare to dream?
And if your dreaming just so happens to include visiting beautiful parts of our world, let me know which places are on your list. I’d really love to hear! I’m really psyched about discovering new places I haven’t heard of and adding them to my dream list! 🙂
Below you’ll find 10 beautiful places I’d love to visit in the world. By the way, there are soooo many others (how lucky are we that our world is filled with so much beauty!?!). I just couldn’t list them all today.
Happy dreaming, loves! xx, Amanda
[ 1 ] Santorini, Greece — Santorini has been on my list of places to visit for a few years now. Every time I see a photo of it, I’m just blown away at how stunning it is. It looks like paradise, doesn’t it?! The gorgeous blue waters next to the contrasting white buildings, the beautiful sunsets, pretty beaches, blue-domed churches – so much to explore and so many reasons this is on my dream list!
I also got to see a lot more of its beauty on that one season of Below Deck Med, and yep, my Greek-destination crush just got even bigger.
[ 2 ] Hawaii, USA — I’ve wanted to see Hawaii since I was a child. It’s been on my mom’s dream list forever, so naturally, I’ve been hearing about it my entire life. I also can’t think of Hawaii without thinking of Elvis Presley. A throwback to watching Blue Hawaii and falling in love with Hawaii and my favourite song of all time, Can’t Help Falling in Love (which, fun fact, debuted in that film). I guess you can say this choice is a bit nostalgic for me.
Doesn’t Hawaii just seem so laidback and peaceful?? The islands, beaches, falls, volcanoes, luaus – so much I want to do and see there. And I really hope to one day!
[ 3 ] Tuscany, Italy — Anyone else fall in love with places after seeing them in movies?? Well, thank you, Under the Tuscan Sun, for introducing me to Tuscany and all its beauty! I think I might just want to move to a villa in Tuscany, renovate a charming little home, fall in love, and eat tons of yummy Italian food! (This may or may not be the exact storyline of the movie…sorry for the spoilers! Still watch it though, it’s so feel-goody! 🙂 )
[ 4 ] Iguazu Falls, Argentina — There’s something so special and other-worldly about falls. Wouldn’t you agree? As a Canadian girl, the only falls I’ve seen are our Niagara Falls on our US border (by the way also recommend seeing if you can). But I recently discovered the Iguazu Falls, between Brazil and Argentina, and all the pictures I’ve seen are incredible. Believe it or not, this natural wonder consists of 275 waterfalls! That’s massive. And to see a beautiful rainbow forming over them in person?? I can’t wait!
[ 5 ] Great Ocean Road, Australia — You know those scenes in movies where they’re driving along the prettiest coastline, and you just wish you could be there in that very moment? Welcome to the Great Ocean Road. It stretches along the south-eastern coast of Australia and is one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. And along your drive, you can enjoy natural wonders (like the 12 Apostles – a collection of limestone stacks emerging from the sea off the shore), beachside towns, and local wildlife. A no-brainer addition to my dreamy travel list!
[ 6 ] Algarve, Portugal — Beaches, beaches, all of the beaches! More than just beaches, other attractions of this beautiful southern coastline of Portugal are its perfect weather, fishing towns, and cuisine. It’s also considered more affordable than other European destinations, which makes it so popular amongst tourists. I would love to visit this spectacular place one day. On my list of places to see there – the famous Benagil Cave! All.Of.The.Swoons.
[ 7 ] Blarney, Ireland — If there’s a castle, I’d like to visit it. Simple as that. Maybe it’s the whole fairytale thing. You know, princes, castles, happily-ever-afters. It’s this make-believe notion made real, and it’s all so fascinating to me. No matter how old I get.
Blarney castle entered my radar last year when I was exploring virtual European tours. Ireland, in general, has always stood out to me because of how lush and green it is. Living in a busy big city, I feel so disconnected from nature, and I yearn for it so much. Anytime I come across the countryside of Ireland in a movie or online, I’m in awe of how beautifully natural it is. It’s like I can feel its aliveness through the screen.
And Blarney castle, with its magical gardens, wishing steps, and famous stone, has so much to discover. Legend has it that those who kiss the Blarney Stone gain the gift of eloquence!
[ 8 ] Bora Bora, French Polynesia — The aquamarine lagoon. The floating bungalows. The coral reefs. The swimming turtles. We’ve all seen the stunning photos. Bora Bora just oozes serenity, relaxation, and luxury. The perfect romantic getaway. And one that I can’t wait to see in person someday!
[ 9 ] Prince Edward Island, Canada — Okay, I’m ashamed to admit that this Canadian gal has seen none of Canada. Other than Montreal (which I loved, by the way!), it’s only been Ontario. I can’t wait to explore this big and beautiful country. Truthfully, I’d really love to visit it all, but for the purpose of simplifying this list, I decided to go with PEI as the first I’d like to see.
Surrounded by pretty beaches, our smallest province is one I can’t wait to explore. On my list of things to see (other than the beaches, of course!): their many lighthouses rich with so much history (one said to be the first Canadian station to receive the distress signals from the Titanic. How crazy is that??); and the real-life Anne of Green Gables home where the book is set in. So much to see, and it’s all within driving distance. I smell a road trip!
[ 10 ] Yoshino, Japan — I love seeing the cherry blossoms start to bloom here in Toronto. They’re like soft pillowy pink clouds blanketing over us. They’re so magical! And they’re also one of my favourite start-of-spring signs. 🌸 I’ve been obsessing over the photos I’ve seen of the beautiful cherry blossoms in Japan. Specifically, Mount Yoshino – which is Japan’s most famous cherry blossom spot. I can’t help but want to be there in person someday to see them! *fingers crossed*
Let’s chat! Thoughts on these beautiful places to visit in the world? What place is on your dream list?
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