One of the best things about travelling to different countries is that it will offer up a chance to see the world, parts of the world that would otherwise go unseen. In fact, there are some people who have taken it upon themselves to travel the world, taking pictures of what they see while they do so. Then, they can use these images to show everyone else what they're missing!
Okay, so some people don't do it for that reason. They just want to spread knowledge and beauty across the world, which is why we've decided to pull together some of the best travel images from 2018 and show them to everyone. This way, people have a chance to look at things they would've otherwise missed this year, while also considering some of these places for their next travel destination.
So, we think it's about time that we started to get down to it and take a look at the best travel images from 2018. These are the things that have been looked at the most when it comes to photographs taken around the world!
30 Amberley, United Kingdom
When people think about England, they likely consider the fantasy worlds that have been created by many people over the pasts, and it's photographs like this that show they may not be wrong to do that. "An enchanting mist fills lower-lying areas in South Downs National Park, which is in West Sussex near Amberly, England, in early October." If this photograph doesn't make people want to travel to England, then we don't think that any will.
29 Arolla, Switzerland
"In mid-October in Arolla, western Switzerland, visitors throw stones in the "Blue Lake." Algae and glacial clays colors the water this vivid blue."
We've left it to CNN here to explain exactly why this photograph is on the list, as they've perfectly summed up how often the natural world can look better than anything man can create.
The colors in this photograph never get boring and dull, no matter how long you happen to stare at it.
28 Athens, Greece
While nature is definitely where we should look for beauty, sometimes human beings are able to create things that have a true majesty to them, such as this imposing statue in Athens. "A giant statue of Oedipus is featured in the performance of Sophocles' "Oedipus at Colonus." It's part of the 2018 Athens and Epidaurus Festival, held this year in August." Never underestimate the ability of human beings when it comes to showing off a passion for creativity and art.
27 Yokohama, Japan
For a lot of people, this uniform image is a perfect example of the way that the culture of Japan lays itself out, for both travellers and locals.
"A man rides a public electric bike through the port city of Yokohama, Japan's second-largest city."
Sure, it gives everyone what they would expect from the country, but that doesn't mean it doesn't look pristine and interesting.
26 Yerevan, Armenia
"The Armenian Genocide Memorial complex, Tsitsernakaberd, was built in 1967 in the Armenian capital of Yerevan to commemorate the approximately 1.5 million Armenians that sadly passed in the Ottoman Empire between 1914 and 1923."
While a lot of the things on this list are here to entice, not everything magnificent is happy, as we all know.
This imposing photograph leaps off the screen and affects us all we think, just as it should to this day.
25 Xinjiang, China
Believe it or not people, but the beautiful red color in this photograph is actually a huge collection of food, rather than some sort of artistic endeavor...
"Red peppers are aired following the fall harvest in northwest China's Xinjiang Province."
It's amazing to think that this level of food is being harvested in a single place on this planet. The Earth is a magical place, especially when it comes to the natural world.
24 Wallops Island, Virginia
The universe beyond our world is something that we cannot travel to, so it's images like this that really enthral us.
"An Antares rocket sets off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility en route to the International Space Station, where it will deliver vital research materials, crew supplies and vehicle hardware."
Amazing to think that there are people out there that spend their entire lives looking out towards what is beyond us.
23 Volcan De Fuego
"Close to 4,000 people were evacuated from their homes in November when Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted, spewing ash and lava."
There's no doubt that this sort of thing is always a tragedy, but what an amazing photograph this is.
We're happy that someone was able to capture this event as it happened, freezing the tragedy in place, a moment for everyone to take in from a place of safety.
22 Valley Of The Gods, Utah
"A team of international base jumping athletes rig a 503-meter slackline in Utah's spectacular Valley of the Gods."
Look, we would never attempt something like this in our lifetime, but to say that it isn't impressive would be a complete and utter lie.
Even the scenery around the event is worthy of a photograph or two, so we're glad that the rest of us get to bask in the majesty of this sort of environment without leaving our homes.
21 Beijing, China
"The 24-hour bookstore Page One, located in front of Zhengyang Gate, is beautiful inside and out. It has a stunning architectural interior plus great views over the city." Of all the images on this list, we think that this one might be the best. Whether it's the colors, or the sharp angles, there's something about the composition of this image that tells us the photographer knew exactly what they were getting up to when it comes to this travel picture.
20 Dhaka, Bangladesh
One of our favorite things about travelling is that there is a chance to eat foods that we wouldn't be able to find where we're from originally.
"In Bangladesh, Hindu devotees sit together on a temple floor to observe Rakher Upobash celebrations."
Look at this spread, this sort of collection of fantastic foods, put together in a way that only an authentic native would be able to.
19 Durres, Albania
It's hard to believe that this sort of thing wasn't put together on purpose for the perfect opportunity to get a photograph...
"Parasols dot a beach in the port city of Durrës on the Adriatic Sea. Beach-goers made the most of the summer heatwave sweeping Europe and beyond."
In a world where fairly decent drones can be bought by a lot of people, it's no surprise that photographs like this are starting to become more and more popular for people travelling.
18 Fairlea, West Virginia
"Pictured on its opening day, August 9, the 2018 State Fair of West Virginia was held in the town of Fairlea."
Everyone out there enjoys a fair, so we imagine that a lot of people ended up getting some good photographs of this place while it was in its fully glory.
The color of the fair is obviously amazing, but the color of the sky is fairly amazing as well. Whoever took this travel photo timed it perfectly!
17 Manchester, England
"'Waves' was part of Paul Cummins and Tom Piper's art installation 'Poppies: Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,' went on display in the Manchester Imperial War Museum North in September."
It is remembering a tragedy, but that doesn't mean it can't be beautiful at the same time, which this certainly is.
While we imagine it's much better in the flesh, just having a chance to see an image of this installation hits us hard.
16 Milan, Italy
"This striking image is taken at the "Inside Magritte" multimedia path at the Fabbrica del Vapore (Steam Factory), an arts center in this northern Italian city."
As technology moves forward, people are looking at ways to use it that are not particularly practical.
Human beings will always work with what they have to create new things, and this is a perfect snapshot of just the sort of art that we can expect as technology continues to move forward.
15 Valais, Switzerland
We often don't think about ice as being a perfect building material, but there are a lot of examples of this sort of stuff going on around the world.
"There's a 100-meter ice tunnel and ice chamber inside Switzerland's Rhone Glacier. It's cut fresh each year and the season runs from June to October."
Obviously, if we found this sort of thing, we would probably pay a lot of money to walk through it, just to say that we had!
14 Moscow, Russia
While we may know quite a lot about Russia, it continues to be somewhere shrouded in open secrets...
"This aerial views shows the unusually shaped building at 13 Nezhinskaya Street, a circular house in Moscow's Ochakovo-Matveyev's Koye District."
The fact that this is an aerial shot just adds to the sort of mystery that surrounds this area of the planet, adding onto what is already a fascinating photograph that we love to look at.
13 Munich, Germany
"'Never Again,' a work by artist Walter Kuhn to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, fills Munich's Königsplatz."
Another tribute to one of the most tragic times in human history, we felt that nobody would complain if we had two of these in...
With the sun shining over this piece of art, the photographer has chosen their moment, taking the perfect snap of a sad yet hauntingly beautiful piece of work.
12 New Delhi, India
"The Lotus Temple, made up of 27 free-standing marble-clad 'petals,' is a Bahá'í House of Worship and one of India's most popular sights."
It's no secret that human beings will often look at the world around them in an attempt to create something new, with this being a perfect example of that.
Quite possibly the most astoundingly beautiful building on this list, the fact that a human being crafted this building is amazing to think about.
11 New York City, New York
"The 'Tribute in Light' is an art installation lit annually in New York on September 11. Searchlights are used to create two vertical columns of light representing the Twin Towers." To literally shine a light on one of the most recent tragedies that has befallen mankind in the Western world is a bold move, and we really think that this installation pays off, shining a reminder into the sky that human beings are capable of truly saddening things...