St Lucia in the Caribbean. The sceneries are breathtaking and the tranquility is worth the distance. The beaches are clean and the people are welcoming. Iwent Island hoping to Martinique Dominica and Guadaloupe and later visted Barbados but St Lucia is it for me. See my hub -Travelling the World is Your Oyster-Budget on a Shoestring
I'm struggling to come up with an answer to this one, beauty can be seen in so many different ways. Jaw droppingly beautiful places I have been include the Inca Trail, the snowy Himalayas, my current home, Port Douglas, Australia, Maldives, the view from the Trans Siberian Express and the incredible life, colour and history of Varanasi .Sorry, I can't answer, you just can't compare places that are beautiful in so many different ways.
Karijini in Western Australia, one of the most ancient places on Earth, you enter a different world, surrounded by rocks formed at the beginning of planet Earth's time. The most interesting part is that you are lost in a desert and you don't know that this magical place is just under your feet, hidden from civilization and tourist agencies...fortunatelly it is foo far away from everywhere. You swim in its crystal clear water, a majestic waterfall falling just above your head, lush green vegetation growing on the bright red rocks and there is no one to spoil it...not today and not for hundred years to come....
The most beautiful place I have been was the Big Red Wood Forest in Northern California.
This place was beyond what I had imagined it was going to be. The trees were so tall, you just got lost in them. You could look up towards the sky through a the cluster of trees only to wonder if it was still day or becoming night in this forest.
That's how amazing this place was. The tree trucks were so wide a car could drive right through them. One had been carved out so you could drive right through it.. Just amazing.
The most beautiful place I have travelled to is the Republic of Ireland. The whole Ireland is beautiful with its amazing green landscapes and cliffs. All so green and friendly people as well. I have written some of these awesome places. Have a look.
Northern Arizona and northern California. When I came west I had no idea about the ancient, volcanic activity that created the Arizona landscape. There are meadows, mountains and forested areas along the road, and at night in the desert, you can see all the stars. Northern California, in the Sierra, where the scent of the trees is thick as perfume and the sense of warmth you get by being a part of that landscape in summer is wonderful.
I totally agree with you on this. I love Northern Arizona. I think it is the must beautiful setting and having a chance to glaze out at all the stars. I love sense of warmth you get. I know what you are talking about.
I would probably have to say Machu Picchu. Got up early as hell to climb the many stairs to the top. It was raining, somewhat cold, and the constant tour buses passing us as they easily climbed the winding road got annoying quick. None the less, we trucked on until we reached the top, at which point, everyone that was on the buses started clapping for us (made us feel a lot better). The site was covered in a dense fog. Even then, the area was beautiful and when the clouds lifted, it was even more so.
Japan. The land itself is a drama of forested mountains, countryside, and sea. I also had the privilege of living at the foot of Fuji, a feast for the eyes each day I opened the door and something beyond words to describe. The people love and appreciate their land; they have much to adore.
The most beautiful place I have ever traveled to was Florence, Italy. The old buildings against the rolling green mountains was breathtaking, especially perched atop Giotto's Bell Tower. Worn cobblestones underfoot, clear blue skies, a melting cone of gelato in one hand and the smile of an awestruck child perpetually on my face, yes, this is the place to be.
What a great question! I won't claim that it is the MOST beautiful place in the world, but Santa Fe, New Mexico is quite beautiful. The city sits in a lovely desert valley right next to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which are splendid for their ever-changing colors, rather than shear size. The deserts in northern New Mexico are surprisingly colorful, and the sky plays a big part in this. The sunsets are regularly spectacular, and they turn the quartz-filled mountains pink and purple!
To me, the most beautiful place I have travelled is to the world of underwater! I have learnt diving for slightly over a year and after obtaining my PADI advance diver license, I went to Sipadan Island in Sabah Malaysia!
It is the most beautiful underwater world I have seen. Sipadan is one of the most famous top notch diving heaven! And it lives up to its name. I witness turtles gently swim out of its cave just 2metres in front of me. I saw the most beautiful Orang-Utan Crab standing in its Bubble Coral house! Can you believe it - coral that bounces like a bubble? Then came the tornado of baracudas! Just can't imagine how they form and travel in such a tornado formation. Our dive master said that the baraccuda performs their tornado formation only when they are in the mood i.e. when divers are luck. Perhaps, we were quite lucky then. The stern looking silvery baraccuda swiftly glide past at around 10meter distance. They then form the tornado and slowly travel into the deep blue sea further and further away from us.
It is amazing how the real aquarium underwater is so fascinating!
Thanks for your question and i got a chance to share and reminisce my happy diving memory in Sipadan!
I've only traveled to a few cities in the US and Canada, but the most beautiful place I've ever been to his Vancouver BC. This place has pretty Pacific Ocean beaches, and is surrounded by beautiful mountains. It also has a handsome skyline, with good-looking skyscrapers and condos.
I've been wanting to see BC for a long time and its natural beauty. The Winter Olympics at Whistler piqued my interest again. Looks like Vancouver is a jewel of a town and very cosmopolitan. Nice answer!
The most beautiful places are still waiting for me. My favorite country is Germany and the most stunning scenery I have seen so far is also in Germany. We got lost while driving back from Neuschwannstein Castle and ended up in the mountains of Bavaria - it seemed as if we were in some different world. The beauty of the mountains, the fairy-tale houses peeking through the trees here and there, light clouds of fog (or real clouds?) on top of the roofs... Hard to describe what you can only feel.