We get so caught up in our own little bubbles that sometimes we forget there’s a whole world of wonder beyond our usual hometown haunts. So many gorgeous landscapes exist out there, just begging to be explored.
Sure, some of these destinations are in far-off exotic lands, but there are also some pretty dang amazing places that you really need to visit right here in the U.S. From magical fairy forests to rocky ocean views, all of these places deserve to go on your bucket list. And even if you can’t go, they make for some amazing pictures.
Originally published January 2016. Updated May 2017.