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Our world is wide and wonderful place, filled with amazing geological formations and incredible remote locations. From some of the most remote private islands in the world to incredible green retreats right outside of our biggest cities, here are some of the most fascinating places on Earth to take a trip.

12 Amazing Natural Wonders of Australia

Deserts, islands, rainforests and rocky cliffs: Australia has it all, with breathtakingly diverse landscape features, wildlife and cultural history.

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Whale Valley: Egypt's Evolutionary Showcase

The evolution of whales from land-based animals to the ocean's largest mammals is on display in the stunning Wadi Al-Hitan desert of Egypt.

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Arms Length Pets: 10 Leashed Animals to Collar Your World

Please re-leash me, let me go! These 10 leashed animals illustrate our need to keep animals close and pets even closer, regardless of race, creed or collar.

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Infinity Pools and Ancient Ruins at Pamukkale, Turkey

The terraced, flowing springs of Pamukkale, Turkey are like natural infinity pools, coated in white mineral deposits and topped with ancient Greco-Roman ruins.

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12 of Africa's Most Awe-Inspiring Natural Wonders

Africa is home to some of the world's most incredible natural sights including the vast Sahara Desert, the magnificent Victoria Falls and countless wildlife.

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Walk Past: 8 Amazing Native American Trail Marker Trees

Trail Marker Trees are living cultural signposts, shaped and molded by ancient Native Americans to be navigational aids in a time before GPS, compasses or maps.

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Grin & Bear It: 12 Sweetly Smiling Animals

Just another manic monkey? A surprising number of animals flash smiles from time to time but these 12 smirking critters can really turn a frown upside down!

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Stunning Snow Patterns Made by an Artist's Footprints

These amazing, intricate patterns in the snow weren't created by aliens - they were made by an artist, who uses special shoes to create prints in the snow.

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Eco Lofts Commune with Nature at This Mexico Hotel

These cute little pod hotels fit everything you need in a hotel suite, but the best part is the outdoor terrace and stunning views of Mexico's wine country.

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Just Peachy: Australia's Pretty Pink Hutt Lagoon

Western Australia's Hutt Lagoon is pink as a blushing bride and saltier than a sailor on shore leave, thanks to an abundance of beta carotene-producing algae.

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Designing Dream Travel: 14 Spectacular Eco Hotels

These compact, portable, prefab eco-friendly travel destinations seem too amazing to be real, like a UFO suite and a 'magic mountain' complete with waterfall.

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Water Colors: 10 Unnaturally Dyed Polluted Rivers

Tinted by toxins and flushed of fish, the startling hues of these 10 ravaged rivers are red cards against those who mismanage these precious resources.

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Silverthorne Ice Castle Glitters and Glows in Colorado

Ice castles soar 30 feet into the air and glow with an ethereal light after sunset in Colorado thanks to the artistry of Brent Christensen at Silverthorne.

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Roll Call: Kelvin-Helmholtz Clouds Make Weather Waves

Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds are a rare and often spectacular weather phenomenon whose rolling, wavy appearance can be both beautiful and frightening.

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Refuge in the Alps Looks Like a Giant Telescope

Powered with solar panels, this tube-shaped prefabricated getaway is perched amidst glaciers in the Alps, providing mountaineers with a cozy place to sleep.

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