11 of the World’s Most Otherworldly Landscapes

The earth is a strange and wondrous place, where natural occurrences are sometimes so odd they seem almost alien. Here are 11 natural formations that can be found on earth, but are out of this world.

1-Blood-Falls Peter Rejcek; National Science Foundation

Blood Falls, Antarctica

The grisly formation known as Blood Falls,  where red, blood-like water trickles out of an Antarctic glacier is a delightfully gory and natural phenomenon. The salty groundwater is rich in microbes, full of iron (which rusts when exposed to oxygen) and is thought to be at least 2 million years old. Scientists say the landscape is similar to that of Mars and wonder if it could hold the key to discovering more about life on the red planet.

2-Danxia-LandformRat007 / Shutterstock

Danxia Landform, China

The beautiful striped red, blue and yellow mountains that make up the Danxia Landform in China look like a surreal painting, but were formed from layers of minerals over 24 million years that were then squashed together by tectonic plates. It was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2010.

3-Spotted-LakeRowdy Soetisna / Shutterstock

Spotted Lake, Canada

This mineral-rich lake in British Columbia is known as a sacred medicine lake to the local Okanagan First Nations People and is thought to have healing properties. The high salt levels cause depressions to form in the grass, creating salt-lined “spots” on the lake’s surface. In addition to being used for healing, the lake was also used to produce ammunition during World War I.

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Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.

The Best Canadian Hockey Towns

Canada and hockey go together like peanut butter and chocolate. If you didn’t know that, you either don’t watch hockey or you’ve never been to Canada in the wintertime. Just like any sport, hockey has its hotbeds. Coincidentally, each and every one of the cities and towns mentioned in this article claims superiority. Mind you, in entirely different ways. Some cling to a long and storied history. Others flash around their laundry list of NHL alumni, current Hall of Famers, and future Hall of Famers. Today, we’ll take a look at the best of the best. Lace ‘em up, tape up your stick, and put the foil on. These are the best hockey towns in the Great White North.

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