In a day and age where nearly all of our exploits are documented in photo form—from daily trips to the gym to that “awesome” sandwich at lunch—it’s almost a rare treat when we’re presented with an opportunity to feast our eyes on a truly stunning photo.
Of course, travelling to and exploring new places is one of the best ways to gain a new perspective and discover new scenes and landscapes that are, ahem, a bit more worthy of capturing than say, a selfie.
Plus, who doesn’t want to come home from vacation with brag-worthy photos that will make their friends green with envy?
To help us pinpoint some of the most incredible places for snapping adventurous travel photos around the world, we recruited the help of a few avid travelers who have scoured the globe, as well some data from Instagram (don’t roll your eyes) that identified the world’s most photographed places.
From the Liguria coast in Italy to Los Angeles County Calif., a trip to one of the following destinations pretty much guarantees you’ll return with an album's worth of truly incredible snapshots.
Fernando de Noronha—Brazil
An archipelago that lies about 220 miles off the coast of Brazil, Fernando de Noronha is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to a delicate ecosystem and breathtaking tropical scenery, it’s widely regarded as one of the best diving locations in the world. Martine Hamers, a jet-setting yoga instructor and creator of Yogitine, a blog that chronicles her discoveries in the world of yoga, said it certainly offers many chances to snap stunning photos as well as opportunities to participate in activities like surfing, snorkeling, parasailing, hiking and buggy riding.
Hamers described Erg Chebbi as stunning, especially at sunrise and sunset. “You can ride camels, drive around in a jeep, build your own camp for the night and visit the deserted places,” she said.