Travel. It’s something I crave with all my soul.
I lust after the breathtaking scenery, the life-changing experiences, the thrill of meeting new people, and that renewed sense of appreciation and gratitude, for this amazing planet we live on.
Whenever I travel (even within the UK) I’m always blown away by how spectacular and diverse the Earth is – and today, I’d like to share some the most enchanting and surreal places that I’ve been to, which have really spoken to my heart!
The Incredibly Surreal Travel Destinations, Which Have Completely Captured My Heart!
Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote.
Standing in the middle of the magnificent Timanfaya National Park, you could easily think you were on Mars. In fact, I don’t think I’ve been anywhere else, that felt so alien and surreal!
The red and black lava fields stretch for over 50 square kilometres and were created in the 1700’s by over 100 volcanic eruptions. Today, only one active volcano remains, however, there hasn’t been any eruptions since 1824.
Thingvellir National Park, Iceland.
Where to begin with Iceland?! With its volcanic landscapes, waterfalls, geysers, auroras and hot springs, this enchanting country is just so unique and mesmerising!
Thingvellir National Park is an extremely rugged yet beautiful area, which lies on the boundary between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates – which are slowly drifting apart!
Thingvellir National Park can be found on part of the popular tourist route, known as The Golden Circle.
Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia.
Slovenia is home to some of the most stunning natural scenery I’ve ever seen, and I never knew that nature could be so beautiful – until I witnessed the emerald green waters at Vintar Gorge.
The gorge is 1.6km long and is located not far from Lake Bled. Walking along it is like stepping into a fairytale – you can hardly believe it’s real!
Mono Lake, California.
Last but not least, we have Mono Lake; a vast, salt lake situated in a largely unpopulated area near Yosemite National Park.
The lake contains approximately 280 tonnes of dissolved salts, and is known for its unique limestone formations called Tufas.
The lake has a quiet, eerie, ethereal beauty that’s like nowhere else I’ve ever been!
What is the most surreal place that you’ve ever been, or would like to visit? I’d love to hear your thoughts!