26 Most Breathtaking Views on Earth

Sometimes it can feel like there isn’t anything anymore that can truly take your breath away. Let this list of 26 of the most breathtaking views on Earth prove you wrong. From western Canada to the far reaches of Myanmar, Thailand, Norway and Peru, see how beautiful the world we live in truly is.

Grand Canyon, USA

Arguably the most impressive canyon in the world, the Grand Canyon was carved out over millions of years by the Colorado River. The Grand Canyon is 446 kilometers long, and visitors can see stunning views of the layered details and carved-out rocks from almost any point along the rim, especially on a clear day. The canyon stretches as far as the eye can see, and intrepid hikers can climb down into the canyon for an amazing series of hikes and boat rides.

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Trolltunga, Norway

Trolltunga (Troll’s Tongue) is one of the most jaw-dropping scenic lookouts in the world. Erosion has carved out a narrow jetty of rock that juts out of the mountain 700 meters above the earth. Visitors to the site can see Lake Ringedalsvatnet winding through the mountains and glaciers in the distance. The Trolltunga is the culmination of an 8 to 10 hour journey through the Skjeggedal region, taking hikers through the stunning mountains, glaciers and fjords of Norway.

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Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan is an archaeological preserve located in Myanmar, and is the site of the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Pagan. It is the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples and pagodas in the world, with many dating from between the 9th and 13th centuries. The sheer quantity and variety of ruins is stunning, set against a backdrop of ancient trees. Visitors who want to see as much as possible can rent a horse-cart, bike, or even take a hot air balloon ride over the ruins.

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The World in Chili

Chili is one of those comforting fall dishes that just hits the spot on a cool, crisp day. A good bowl of chili is warm, spiced just right, and features enough protein to keep you full for ages. We can all agree on the merits of a bowl of chili, but for a lot of people, that’s where most agreements stop. There are so many different kinds of chili that are popular around the world — most centered in the United States, which has definitely become the world’s capital of chili.

The Best Comforting Drinks for Fall from Around the World

As the weather starts getting colder, we start looking for comforting drinks that will help keep us warm.  Some of the most popular options in America are also the easiest to find — there are more than 13,000 Starbucks locations in the United States alone, and they have a huge percentage of the market cornered already — people love their pumpkin spice lattes! However, there are a lot of downsides to visiting a café every day, especially if your go-to order is a sweetened latte or Frappuccino. It’s easy to make delicious warm drinks at home, which allows you to flavor them to your taste, saving both money and calories

Don’t Fall for These 10 Scary Traveler Scams

Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.