Time for you to dust off that passport & put that savings account to good use! (don’t worry, it’s not that expensive, I just didn’t know what else to say). Here are the 05 most beautiful places in the world.
1) The Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine
Nature lovers really won with this one (and every other place on this list, to be honest). The tunnel of love in Ukraine is a punch in the gut to everyone who says “nature isn’t exciting.” That’s right; I’m looking at you adrenaline junkies.
This Klevan highlight is a tangle of emerald perfection, and a sight for every eye to admire. There’s no doubt that it deserves a spot in the “most beautiful places in the world” list. Getting lost in its seasonal splendour is everything you could have ever wanted and more.
- Can I go on holiday to Ukraine?
As of the last official update by the UK government, there will be certain restrictions when entering the country. The UK is currently in the “red zone”, which means there will be a 14-day self-isolation upon arrival. For more information, click here.
2) The Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska, United States
You don’t see water run under frozen walls every day, which is precisely what makes the Mendenhall ice caves in Alaska so unique. The shimmering electric blue glacier is one of a kind & that’s enough for it to be on our list of the most beautiful places in the world.
The icy labyrinth is hidden under the glacier’s surface, and guided tours are a regular occurrence. Unfortunately, this attraction may not have much time left due to climate change – so, if you’re interested in visiting, you better do it quick.
- Can I go on holiday to the United States?
Unfortunately, as of the last official update (December 01st), British citizens cannot enter the USA and its territories if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil or China within the previous 14 days.
3) The Antelope Canyon, Arizona, United States
I remember little ol’ me using my computer for the first time, and this was the background on my desktop. Back then, I thought “ooh colours”; now, I know better (not really). It’s much more than piercing shades of sheer vibrance.
The probability of these tall twisting lanes being on almost every traveller’s bucket list isn’t far-fetched. This summer-lit wonder is what a wave of bliss would look like, so I thought if I was ticking out the most beautiful places in the world, there was no reason for me to miss this piece of perfection.
- Can I go on holiday to the United States?
Was it necessary that I included this part again? No, not at all. But I did. Why? Because I love writing (but also, the word count on this piece isn’t cutting it, so I’m taking every chance I get). Ahem! Anyways, as previously mentioned, British citizens cannot enter the USA and its territories if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil or China within the previous 14 days. But hey, if you’re aiming for 2022 travel or a holiday later this holiday – you (might) have a good chance.
4) The Gloworm Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand
YAY wOrMs, rIgHt? Just kidding. It’s not exactly the kind of worms you don’t like. These glow worms have a thing for shining bright & minding their own business. Now, if it was something to do with the regular kind of worms, then trust me, this wouldn’t be the on a list titled “the most beautiful places in the world”.
This neon blue dreamscape looks like a scene ripped right out of the movie “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, and nobody’s complaining about it. Plus, by visiting this highlight, you get to be a part of 125 years of cultural & natural history.
- Can I go on holiday to New Zealand?
Unfortunately, entry to New Zealand is closed to almost all arrivals. However, the government is actively trying to implement new & improved measures to help tourism recover while people remain safe.
5) The Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan
You can’t write an article about the most beautiful places in the world and not include the wisteria flower tunnel in it, that’s what you call sacrilege.
Now, imagine walking through a pastel passageway of cascading wisteria, pushing aside curtains of purple-hued flowers, and feeling the tranquillity enclose around you. Sounds riveting, doesn’t it?
But yeah, no it couldn’t be me – I usually just choke on the smell of flowers. But some people are different. So, if you happen to be enamoured by this highlight, just make sure to visit in late April or early May, during the “Fuji Matsuri,” or “Wisteria Festival,” when the magical tunnel is in full bloom.
Also, you’re not the only one trying to visit – so better book in advance.
- Can I go on holiday to Japan?
No. Not for travel at least. If you have any other legally permitted reasons to visit the country, then you might find more information here!
6) Trolltunga, Norway
Bet you saw this one coming, I mean, who wouldn’t?
You see, as far as cliffs go, I can guarantee that Trolltunga is one of Norway’s most awe-inspiring sights you’ll ever see. Who wouldn’t want to see the world-famous ridge hover 700 metres above a sun-drenched lake that glistens enough to make it look magical? (That was rhetoric, in case you were wondering)
But hey, that’s not the only dish of idealism it serves! Along the way to Trolltunga, you’ll get to see nature at its best – featuring dramatic scenery, small peaks dusted with snow, and the mind-rejuvenating vibe of the surrounding.
So, be sure to appreciate the way you got to the highlight, just like the highlight itself. Plus, do you want to know the best part? Those are only a few of the many reasons Trolltunga deserves to be on our list of the most beautiful places in the world.
- Can I go on holiday to Norway?
After the last official update, it seems that entry to Norway depends on your country. However, there’s no doubt that all travellers will need to meet strict rules. If you wish to learn more, click right here!
7) Victoria Falls, Zambia
You didn’t think I’d leave one of the world’s largest waterfalls out of this list, did you?
Victoria Falls, also known as one of the world’s grandest spectacles is a tourist magnet (surprising nobody). The on the edge of the world kind of vibe this masterpiece radiates is show-stopping. But it’s not just the main element that makes it a natural wonder; it’s also everything that surrounds it. It exceeds every other waterfall I know, and personally – if I had to grade these divine forces of nature, Victoria Falls would be getting a fat A* from me.
- Can I go on holiday to Zambia?
\If you’re planning travel to Zambia, find out what you need to know about the coronavirus and the recent updates on travel from the UK here.
8) Pamukkale, Turkey
Believe me; it was a real struggle trying to decide which place from Turkey. I was going to dub as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Not that my validation means anything, but after a brutal fight with all the voices in my head, I decided it was going to be Pamukkale.
From the photogenic atmosphere of the whole place to the otherworldly sunset splendour it offers visitors, there’s nothing you won’t want to miss. I mean, yeah, most people visit to wander around for a while and get a great picture, but when you stay overnight – that’s when you get to see it all.
- Can I go on holiday to Turkey?
All arrivals in Turkey will be subject to evaluation for symptoms of COVID-19, which you can read more about here.
9) Rakotzbrücke, Germany
Of course, an attraction from Germany is going to make it on my list for the most beautiful places in the world. It’s GERMANY!
Anyways, I think that Rakotzbrücke is the kind of place you need to visit if you want a minute to yourself. In total serenity & seclusion, you can let your thoughts wander. Untouched by your daily struggles, you’ll be able to rejuvenate your headspace with the faint rustling of trees and chirping of birds. Plus, Rakotzbrücke looks ethereal during sunset – so good luck handling all that beauty without having a travelgasm.
- Can I go on holiday to Germany?
Okay, so we have good news and bad news (kind of). Good news is, there’s no outright ban on visiting Germany.
The bad news is, there are COVID-19 related testing and quarantine requirements for all entrants and direct flights have been temporarily suspended from UK to Turkey. You can read more about the regulations here.
10) Salar De Uyuni, South Bolivia
If you hate yourself, then stay away from this place. In addition to being the largest salt flat in the world, Salar De Uyuni is also a giant mirror. It’s breath-taking, sure – but if you’re like me and have low self-esteem about how you look – a salty mirror isn’t going to help you. Also, I think that’s a very toxic mentality, and I’m not sure why I’m talking about this, but I’ll stop.
Coming away from…whatever that was, I think it’s safe to say that this Bolivian masterpiece deserves to be dubbed as one of the most beautiful places in the world. From seeing the sky under your feet, to the wind that coos a chill down your spine, everything about this place feels right.
Can I go on holiday to Bolivia?
As of the last update, UK citizens will not be allowed to enter on a tourist visa if you have been in Europe in the last 14 days. The government has also announced that flights from Europe will now be suspended until 15 February 2021. For more information on the issue, please click here.
Well, there you have it! We aren’t even close to covering all of the places on this list, but it’s a start. If you liked one of the places on my list of “the most beautiful places in the world” let me know in the comments below & I’ll tell you mine.
That’s it for now. Stay safe and happy holidays!