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Margalef, or "La Perla," shimmers moonlight-blue, its pocketed walls ideal for climbers looking for hikes of every grade. Sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and mainland Spain, Tarragona is home to wooded valleys and soaring cliffs, like this one, which features over 1200 routes up its glittering, azul faรงade. (๐Ÿ“ท : @janvincentkleine ๐Ÿ“: Margalef, Cataluna, Spain)


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End your 10.5-kilometer trek along Thorsborne Trail at this spectacular, natural infinity pool at the base of Zoe Falls โ€” its sparkling waters offer the perfect respite at the end of a steep hike through the rainforest. The Hinchinbrook Island National Park is home to many other natural wonders: mangrove-lined channels, eucalyptus forests, rocky headlands, and more. (๐Ÿ“ท: @reubennutt ๐Ÿ“ : Zoe Falls, Hinchinbrook Island)


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โ€œProbably one of the toughest hikes in Peru! The altitude makes it difficult to breath when hiking โ€” but as soon as you hit the summit, itโ€™ll be all worth it.โ€ Find your inner sense of resilience and calm on this arduous hike over Rainbow Mountain. (๐Ÿ“ท: @zeekyan ๐Ÿ“: Rainbow Mountain - Perรบ)


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When itโ€™s low tide at Kaneohe Bay, the opaque turquoise waters sneak back to reveal the largest saltwater sandbar in the world. Go to gaze out over the expanse of white sand at the assembly of docked vessels anchored at the sandbarโ€™s edge, and to make conversation with the many who float there each day. (๐Ÿ“ท: @jasonjko ๐Ÿ“: Honolulu, Hawaii)


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@highsamachkar had been showing @melissaelhachem photos of Pragser Wildsee in South Tyrol, Italy for years. โ€œThe one thing she wanted more than anything was to go see it on our recent trip โ€”ย so we did, and it was as beautiful as ever. Even though it was foggy and raining at first, when the sun finally came out, we just stood there in awe.โ€ (๐Ÿ“ท: @highsamachkar ๐Ÿ“: Pragser Wildsee - South Tyrol, Italy)


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Do you know where you were on July 27th? @joshkathey was watching the longest lunar eclipse of the century, standing atop one of Northern Baliโ€™s steepest hills. Should you find yourself on your own mountain adventure on "The Island of the Gods," look out for all of the little mountain villages, such as Bedugul, where you can visit some of the vibrant markets that Bali is famed for. (๐Ÿ“ท: @filippo_cesarini ๐Ÿ“: Bali, Indonesia)


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โ€œIโ€™ll never forget how gnarly the drive was to Vatnajokull Glacier. Untamed and bumpy, slick ice launched us from our seats every five seconds, sending our heads crashing into the van ceiling every time. It took us an hour, deep into the glacier, to finally find the entrance โ€”ย but once we did, we strapped on our helmets and in we went. They always say that views are worth the hike, but here I am saying the views are worth the van ride!โ€ (๐Ÿ“ท: @chrispoops ๐Ÿ“: Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland)


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National Geographic has referred to Reynisfjara Beach as one of the top 10 must-see, non-tropical beaches on the planet โ€”ย and judging by this shot from @tommylundberg, that claim is hard to argue with. The area's basalt sea stacks and black sands get their distinct coloring from an adjacent volcano that has been dormant for over 100 years. Another fun fact: The name "Reynisfjara" literally translates to โ€œReynirโ€™s beach,โ€ as the beach was named after the first man to settle in the area. (๐Ÿ“ท: @tommylundberg ๐Ÿ“: Reynisfjara, Iceland)


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โ€œI was fortunate enough to visit Udawalawe National Park, where it warmed my heart to see so much wildlife in its natural state โ€” including over 200 elephants roaming freely. You do have a good chance of running into the elephants, but the park is huge, and none of the animals are confined to any specific space, so there's no guarantee as to what you may see. I was so lucky to experience this family of elephants in my last couple minutes!โ€ (๐Ÿ“ท: @the_essentialist_ ๐Ÿ“: Udawalawe National Park - Sri Lanka)


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A stunning sunset over a beautiful body of water is often quite a magical experience โ€” but Sumba, Indonesia takes this golden hour to a new level. As the sun makes its daily descent, you can actually walk out into the middle of the sea and become one with the silhouettes of 'dancing' mangrove trees โ€” it doesn't get much more magic than that. (๐Ÿ“ท : @puanindya ๐Ÿ“: Walakiri Beach - Sumba, Indonesia)


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Honolulu has often been dubbed the surf capital of the world โ€” and for good reason. Famous for its powdery crescent beaches, warm aquamarine waters, and giant swells, surfers from all over the world flock here in the hopes of hanging ten. (๐Ÿ“ท : @jasonjko ๐Ÿ“: Honolulu, Hawaii)


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As night falls, the setting sun casts a deep and dusty rose glow on India's "Pink City." One of India's architectural wonders, Jaipur is surrounded by a city wall and forts bathed in various shades of pink, making this destination a photographer's dream come true. (๐Ÿ“ท : @harimaolee ๐Ÿ“: Jaipur, Rajasthan - India)


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