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With the unearthly colors of the landscape and the abundance of fantastic rock formations here…

With the unearthly colors of the landscape and the abundance of fantastic rock formations here…

A photographer can’t go wrong Erongo Region, Namibia - © Gunter Hartmann / SIME / eStock Photo

Beautiful cities abound…

Beautiful cities abound…

In the world's most populous Spanish-speaking nation Guanajuato, Mexico - © Terry Eggers / Corbis / Getty Images

Residents of the second-largest city in England sometimes call their hometown 'Brum.'

Residents of the second-largest city in England sometimes call their hometown

And many think the place is second to none Birmingham, England - © Marso / Shutterstock

Italy has been a tourist-magnet for ages, so it surely can't offer relatively undiscovered spots, right?

Italy has been a tourist-magnet for ages, so it surely can

See if any of this looks familiar Castelmezzano, Italy - © Francesco Russo / SIME / eStock Photo

See those hints of orange color beginning to appear in the canopy of this magnificent tree?

See those hints of orange color beginning to appear in the canopy of this magnificent tree?

They only get more spectacular Japanese maple tree - © CEZARY ZAREBSKI PHOTOGRPAHY / Moment / Getty Images

Can’t get enough of this super scenic stuff? You’re in luck…

Can’t get enough of this super scenic stuff? You’re in luck…

There’s a big, beautiful nature park nearby Matsuzaki, Japan - © Tommy Tsutsui / Moment / Getty Images

Are you feeling a little mesmerized by the sight of this bridge?

Are you feeling a little mesmerized by the sight of this bridge?

Wait till you see the whole place Zhenyuan, China - © View Stock / Getty Images

Here in the highveld, monoliths rise to touch the clouds, grasslands stretch for miles, and the views…

Here in the highveld, monoliths rise to touch the clouds, grasslands stretch for miles, and the views…

Are truly monumental Free State, South Africa - © Hannes Thirion / Shutterstock

If you can’t get enough of pristine old-growth woodlands, ridiculously rugged coastlines, or wild rivers…

If you can’t get enough of pristine old-growth woodlands, ridiculously rugged coastlines, or wild rivers…

Have a look at these Olympic National Park, Washington - © Michael Breitung / Huber / eStock Photo

You'll find a goodly number of lakes here.

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And even more waterfalls Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia - © Johnathan Ampersand Esper / Aurora Photos

Most of this region has been groomed for farming…

Most of this region has been groomed for farming…

But not all of it The Palouse, Washington state - © Cameron Davidson / Westend61

What does this mountain overlook?

What does this mountain overlook?

Some of these, of course Mont Orohena, Tahiti - © Konstik / iStock / Getty Images Plus

The geographic center of Europe is said to lie within this small, beautiful country..

The geographic center of Europe is said to lie within this small, beautiful country..

Let's take a look at some of its prettiest places Trakai, Lithuania - © JuliusKielaitis / Adobe Stock

We’re visiting one in a clutch of storied isles lying off the coast of North Africa.

We’re visiting one in a clutch of storied isles lying off the coast of North Africa.

‘Ruggedly beautiful’ applies to all of them Fuerteventura Island - © simone tognon / Alamy Stock Photo

We’re in the middle of a region full of great natural beauty, and apparently…

We’re in the middle of a region full of great natural beauty, and apparently…

Some really, really big lakes Convict Lake, California - © Image by Sean Foster / Moment / Getty Images

Want to be a better ally in the fight for racial equity and justice?

Want to be a better ally in the fight for racial equity and justice?

Learn more Slovakia - © TTstudio / Adobe Stock

From its high mountain peaks, through its lush forests, and down to its long shorelines…

From its high mountain peaks, through its lush forests, and down to its long shorelines…

This tiny country has outsized scenery Biogradska Gora National Park, Montenegro - © AlexanderNikiforov / Adobe Stock

Not far from here is a town surrounded by stunning scenery and steeped in art and history.

Not far from here is a town surrounded by stunning scenery and steeped in art and history.

See why it’s so beloved Gianyar Regency, Bali - © Cocos.Bounty / Shutterstock

Building began on this structure in 1295, part of a castle-construction boom in a place packed with them.

Building began on this structure in 1295, part of a castle-construction boom in a place packed with them.

Take a peek at what still stands Beaumaris, Wales - © Funkystock / Pixtal / age fotostock

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. What do you know about this place we call home?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. What do you know about this place we call home?

Take the quiz Munnar, Kerala, India - © Peter Zelei Images / Moment / Getty Images