Any time of the year is a great time to go out and vacation to see the world. Many people just need to get away sometimes and taking a weekend to explore the world never hurt anyone. You may already have a place in mind to relax your mind, however, chances are you have been there before. It is time to expand your knowledge of the world and travel somewhere that isn't on everyone's Instagram feed. Travel somewhere that tells a different story. Somewhere that you can come back home and impress people by what you saw. The Earth is filled with places like these and their untapped potential is amazing.

Most everywhere in the world there is a place waiting to be discovered that is unlike any other place. Whether that be somewhere where the lake water has turned bright pink or somewhere that the trees are the size of giants it is out there and it is waiting to be explored. Here are just 20 of the endless amount of places that are worth exploring that you have never seen before. Surely you will come back with amazing stories and pictures to share with friends and families.

20 Sequoia National Park, California

You may have seen pictures floating around the internet of gigantic trees that look like they are from another planet. Well, they actually are on Earth and located in the Sequoia National Park in California. These trees are nothing like any other trees anywhere else in the world. The trees are mutants compared to normal forests and extend far into the sky. It is one thing to view these trees in pictures but it is another to actually view them in person. It just shows how small human beings actually are. There are also great trails to be hiked in the park!

19 Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

The Waitomo Glowworm caves are something otherworldly. The caves have small lights among the ceilings that illuminate the cave making it look like something out of a sci-fi movie. The lights are created by small creatures known as glowworms that hang out on the ceiling of the Waitomo cave. Think of them as fireflies but stationary and much prettier. If you get a chance to explore the Waitomo caves it is unlike any other experience out there. It may seem like they are fake lights but nothing man made can produce the same effect the glowworms can.

18 Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, The Philippines

An underground river isn't something you hear every day. It is also something that not a lot of people have experienced. However, there is a great underwater river known as the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River located in the Philippines. You can take guided tours where you will slowly float through the caves so you can take in the magic that makes up the insides of the caves. The water is also very calming and fairly see through. During the next vacation to the Philippines, this is a must see for anyone wanting a peaceful experience.

17 The White Sands In New Mexico

The White Sands in New Mexico is the perfect place to stop if you are driving through the barren southwest of America. You may think that this picture is showing a snow-covered area but in actuality, this area is covered in white sand. The White Sands are considered one of the most beautiful places in the world to go. You can even rent sleds to sled down the white sand hills. There are even places you can drive through the sands to make you feel like a real adventurer. For a place that doesn't offer much the White Sands make up for the barren nature of the southwest.

16 Cano Cristales River, Colombia

You may think that this image is photoshopped in some way or that the lighting is off but this is the actual color of the water at Cano Cristales River in Colombia. The sight is really worth seeing in real life because it looks just as detailed as the pictures showing it off. The river's colors are controlled by strange algae that bloom during the months of July and December so these months are the best bet if you want to see some of these delightful colors. It even comes stocked with a mini waterfall, however, we wouldn't recommend trying to swim in it due to all the algae.

15 Marble Caves, Chile

The Marble Caves located in Chile look like a Bob Ross painting. There are so many colors and swirls in the cave that it almost doesn't look real. These caves are very real and aren't just part of a painting. They are located in Chile and you can take guided boat tours through the caves. Similar to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, the Marble Caves are a relaxing adventure where you can learn how the caves formed and take a nice leisure ride through the beautiful looking scenery. Just remember to take plenty of pictures!

14 Glass Beach, California

California can be a wonderful place especially when it comes to its beaches. Glass Beach, for example, is one of the most interesting beaches to visit during your California trip. The beach is covered in smooth glass rocks that make up the beaches land. This phenomenon was caused by a large group of people continually adding glass to the beach until the beach garnered the name Glass Beach. Sadly, mother nature couldn't take it upon herself to make a beautiful beach such as this but she is busy producing so many other great things in the world.

13 Monasteries Of Meteora, Greece

You may not think of mountain ranges and nature when you think of vacationing in Greece, however, the Monasteries of Meteora may get you out of that mindset. The monasteries are located all across the different mountains of Greece and they are a great and inviting place for tourists. It is said that there are gift shops in some of the monasteries where you can buy certain things like honey that the monks made themselves from beehives. If you want to impress people about your Greek vacation skip out on the museums and temples and head to the monasteries to really get your money's worth out of Greece.

12 The Tianzi Mountains, China

China is a beautiful place that has a lot to offer in the form of sights. Take the Tianzi Mountains for example. The Tianzi Mountains are large rock forms that spiral upwards into different rock spires. Don't worry if you are thinking about visiting this location (and you definitely should if you are in China) you don't have to be good at hiking or mountain climbing. There is a cable car system that will allow visitors to reach the top of the mountain to take beautiful pictures and see the sight that is the Tianzi Mountains.

11 Lake Hillier, Australia

This is another picture that looks like it was photoshopped but it wasn't. The lake known as Lake Hillier located in Australia is a fully pink lake that looks like a giant pool of Pepto Bismol. This lake is said to have these strange color properties due to the fact that there is plankton that lives in the lake that is giving off something that causes the discoloration. You can visit the lake, however, you can't get near it as the only way to get close to the lake is by helicopter.

10 Travertine Pools In Pammukale, Turkey

Turkey may not seem like the place many people would consider taking vacations but the country does have a lot to show. The Travertine Pools in Pammukale are one of these places that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. These small pools of water are a great place to wind down and relax after a long day of vacationing. It is also seen as a hot spot for many couples. You can sit in one of these pools and watch the sunset while you are in total paradise away from everyday life.

9 Giant's Causeway, Ireland

The Giant's Causeway has to have something to do with giants right? Well, the name comes from the fact that the aboriginal people who founded the Giant's Causeway believed that the formation was put there by two giants. The story told of the two giants getting into a fight, and while that sounds amazing and epic the real reason these rocks look like this isn't nearly as exciting. The rocks are simply natural forming and the shape of them is all caused by mother nature. The pictures of Giant's Causeway doesn't do it justice and it is something you really need to see in person to get the full scope of its beauty.

8 Spotted Lake, Canada

The Spotted Lake located in Canada is a formation that many people probably haven't seen before. The lake looks as if there are giant lily pads covering the water. However, the spots on the lake are simply mineral deposits that have collected on the lake's surface causing the strange orbs that float silently on the lake's surface. It is said that the people who were native to this area used the minerals for healing purposes. Who knows if they actually worked but the lake is quite a unique thing to be found on Earth and looks like it could be caused by aliens!

7 Fly Geyser, Nevada

The Fly Geyser is one of the strangest formations in the world. Normal geysers took years for scientists to figure out and then comes along this monstrous figure known as the Fly Geyser. Most of the places on this list you will notice are natural forming, however, the Fly Geyser was actually constructed out of an accident. While drilling for a well the drillers hit a geyser and left it until the sediment built up to form the Fly Geyser. The hot temperatures around the geyser cause the algae stuck on the formation to change colors making for an interesting structure.

6 Shilen Stone Forest, China

China, as stated before, is a place that is more than just your large cities and densely packed streets. Once you look past all of that you can see China's real beauty. For example, the Shilen Stoen Forest is one of the great features of China. These strange rock formations make up a whole forest of what appears to be strange stone trees. Where else have you heard of there being a stone forest? It truly is one of a kind and seems like something that would appear in a sci-fi movie. Perhaps this will be one of the film sets for the next King Kong films.

5 Victoria Falls In Zimbabwe

If you have ever been to a waterfall no matter the size you know what beauty they can contain. However, take into consideration the size and beauty of the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and you will truly be blown away. The waterfall is so big that it trails across the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. The waterfall attracts more of a thrill-seeking type person as it isn't really set up for tourists. If you want to see the waterfalls first hand you have to find your own way for the most part. The waterfalls also create a smokey effect which always adds to the beauty.

4 The Fjords Of Northern Norway

Norway is very similar to New Zealand in that it is a place filled with beautiful spots. One of these spots is a place known as the Fjords of Northern Norway. The Fjords are a set of natural forming cliffs that amaze just about everyone who visits them. The Fjords seem like something that is too good to be true but they aren't because they are real. The best time to visit the Fjords is during the summer because Norway's winters can get kind of rough. If you want to witness pure beauty find yourself a trip to Norway.

3 Vic Black Sand Beach, Iceland

Iceland is on the come up for nice vacation spots. One of the reasons is the Vic Black Sand Beach. This beach isn't like your typical beach as it features black sand which isn't normal for most beaches. Also, the water can be very unpredictable. Sometimes the water can be as calm as a lake while on other days the waves can get a little dangerous. Most people recommend not swimming if you visit the Vic Black Sand Beach. However, it is worth it to see the strange earth that makes up its beach.

2 Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

New Zealand is home to some of the most amazing places Earth has ever created and if you are in the mood to see things you've never seen before then New Zealand is the place to go. On the south coast of New Zealand is a strange phenomenon known as the Moeraki Boulders. These are strange large spherical boulders that seemingly appeared out of nowhere. The stones were apparently formed over 60 million years ago and they still stand on the coast of New Zealand for everyone to admire. They definitely aren't going anywhere so it is up to you to get out and witness their beauty.

1 Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

North America holds some of the most interesting things in their state parks. If you are ever driving through America do yourself a favor and stop at some of these national parks. One you should definitely stop at is known as Goblin Valley State Park located in Utah. The small strange rock formations that make up the national park are known as 'hoodoo' rocks and they are literally everywhere you turn. The name goblin comes from the fact that the small rock structures resemble the shape of goblins. Be careful at night if you visit you might even mistake a rock for a goblin!

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