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40 Places to pin that you'll never actually visit

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Most-beautiful places

We all have a bucket list of where we want to travel to, but how many are realistic? Check out 40 of the world’s most-beautiful places that, unfortunately, we might never see in person.

Sahara Desert, Africa

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The Sahara Desert is the world’s hottest and third-largest desert. For comparison, it’s the size of the U.S.



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Located on the Persian Gulf, Dubai is one of the most-advanced cities in the world. It’s home to the world’s tallest skyscraper and some of the world’s largest shopping malls.


The Swiss Alps, Switzerland

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The Swiss Alps make up 65 percent of Switzerland and have rivers and lakes within the mountains. During the winter, the peaks are covered in beautiful white snow.


Whitehaven Beach, Australia

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The 7-kilometer stretch of white sand and clear water along Whitsunday Island in Australia is the remarkable Whitehaven Beach.


Lençóis Sand Dunes, Brazil

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Trek through the dunes, sleep in a hammock or take a guided jeep tour. What makes the dunes even more spectacular is the flooding that creates beautiful pools of water within the dunes.


Ruby Falls, Tennessee

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The highest underground waterfall in the U.S. is Ruby Falls, topping out at 65 feet.


Turquoise Sea, Sardinia

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The Turquoise Sea has the world’s prettiest sea water — a delicate shade of blue and green.


Spotted Lake, British Columbia

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What makes the spots on Spotted Lake is the variety of highly concentrated minerals — including magnesium, calcium and sulfate.


Torres del Paine, Chile

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Torres del Paine is a national park in Chile full of lakes, rivers, mountains and glaciers.


Death Valley, California

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Death Valley is located on the border of California and Nevada, and it is currently the hottest area in the world. The landscape is cracked due to the amount of dryness in the valley.


Sanibel Island, Florida

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Sanibel Island is known for its shell beaches and abundant wildlife, such as bobcats, birds and sea creatures.

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