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    [Photo by Entropy1963 on flickr] Site of the filming for The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Maya Beach is located on the Ko Phi Phi Lee island of the Phi Phi archipelago, in the Andaman Sea in Turkey. The island consists of steep limestone cliffs surrounding two bays. Diving is a popular activity at Maya Bay. […]

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    [Photo by Rinaldo Wurglitsch on flickr] The Swing at the End of the World is located at the seismic monitoring station named La Cosa del Arbol near Cantón Baños, Ecuador. This wooden plank swing about 2,660 meters above sea level allows you to swing out over the deep gully far below without any safety net. […]

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    [Photo by Paulo Fassina on flickr] A hiker’s destination, Venezuela’s Mount Roraima is carved from billion-year-old geologic formations, topping out at 2810 meters. The inspiration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel “The Lost World,” Mount Roraima’s tabletop mountain sits in the southeast corner of a 30,000 square-kilometer (12,000 square-mile) national park. The plateau has steep […]

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    [Photo by TerjeN on Wikipedia] Hanging 2,300 feet above sea level, Trolltunga is located near Tyssedal, Norway. During the last ice age, most of the cliff wore away, leaving just this single rock formation. Translated into English, the name means troll tongue. Up to 550 visitors make the 22-kilometer hike through the mountain each day […]

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    [Photo by Brock Roseberry on flickr] On the island of Oʻahu, visitors find Haiku Stairs, that some call the stairway to heaven. The United States military originally constructed the path to allow for low-frequency radio transmissions from the top of the 2,800 feet summit. It is illegal to climb the 3,922 steps, although many still […]

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    [Photo by Michael Day on flickr] Tourists find some of the most unusual lakes in the world at Kelimutu Flores Island, near Moni village, Indonesia. These lakes are three distinct colors and are slowly changing colors over time. One lake is a luminescent green, while another is a vibrant turquoise. Scientists are not sure what […]

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    [Photo by Warrenski on flickr] Lion’s Head is part of the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africa. It received its name from 16th century Dutch settlers who believed it looked like a lion’s head. While strenuous, a climb to the top of Lion’s Head provides stunning views of Cape Town, Table Bay, […]

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    [Photo by Dale Benolkin] Beluga Park at the mouth of the Kenai River is a popular rocky outcropping location to watch for migrating whales from May to August when the Beluga Whales come to the cool Alaskan waters to give birth and teach their young. The park is also a popular spot for watching the […]

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    [Photo by Brian Snelson on flickr] The only hotel located next to the mid-15th century citadel of Machu Picchu, the Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu provides an outstanding opportunity to explore the citadel in the early morning and late afternoon hours when the crowds have left making this a photographer’s dream location. Escape the crowds during […]