40 Places to pin that you'll never actually visit

Jan 13, 2014 at 8:01 a.m. ET

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.


Pink Lake, Australia

Pink Lake, Australia

Photo credit: Eric Titcombe via Flickr

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. The gorgeous Pink Lake, also known as Hiller Lake, is indeed pink. Algae cause the lake to be pink, but it's gorgeous nonetheless.


Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Havasupai Falls, Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Maybe one day you’ll be lucky enough to venture to Havasu Falls. The waterfall is captivating and will take your breath away. But let it be known that in order to see it, you must hike a few miles down the Grand Canyon or take a helicopter ride in.


Verona, Italy

Verona, Italy

Photo credit: Shaun Dunphy via Flickr

This is the city where Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet takes place. It’s stunning, full of romance and is bursting with medieval castles, historic churches, museums and more.


Chandratal Lake, India

Chandertal Lake, India

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The lake, also known as Moon Lake, sits 4300 meters above sea level in the Himalayas. The water is crystal clear and mystical, giving its beauty a layered effect.


Loch Ness, Scotland

Loch Ness, Scotland

Photo credit: Dave Stokes via Flickr

Loch Ness is a 700-foot-deep lake in Scotland with luxurious castles perched along its shores.


Galápagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Photo credit: Max Ruckman via Flickr

The Galápagos Islands are a series of 19 islands in the Pacific Ocean. The views are breathtaking and show perfectly the meaning of true beauty.


The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

Photo credit: Jennifer Boyer via Flickr

The Giant’s Causeway is an all-natural attraction formed by 40,000 basalt rock columns.


Glass Beach, California

Glass Beach, California

Photo credit: John 'K' via Flickr

Glass Beach, located near Fort Bragg, California, was created from many years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline in Northern California. Who knew something so wonderful could be created from trash?


Reed Flute Cave, China

Reed Flute Cave, China

Photo credit: John Roberts via Flickr

Reed Flute Cave is a natural limestone cave that creates colors unlike any other. If it’s this pretty in pictures, we can’t imagine how breathtaking it is in real life.


Punakaiki Coast, New Zealand

Punakaiki Coast, New Zealand

Photo credit: Rob Young via Flickr

Punakaiki Coast is wild, rocky and primal. It gives you the feeling you’re on the edge of the world.

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