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The 10 Spot - Must-See Sights

Jun 29, 2012 04:01AM ● By Style

Break tradition this summer with a voyage somewhere you’ve never been.

Get inspired by our list of locales – all off-the-beaten path and sure to change your life.

  1. The Blue Lagoon, Iceland. Named one of the “Natural Wonders of the World” by National Geographic, this natural spa holds six million liters of geothermal seawater.

  2. Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana. This state park (an hour outside of Chicago) is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon by Lake Michigan or explore the large sand dunes.

  3. Antarctic Glaciers, Antarctica. Take a polar cruise and discover an icy continent so different from ours.

  4. Yellowstone National Park, Montana. Check out the “Grand Canyon” of Yellowstone National Park – 24 miles of sheer rock cliffs carved 1,200 feet deep.

  5. Paro Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), Bhutan. Getting there requires a steep 900-meter climb up a hill, but once you arrive, breathtaking views await.

  6. Kansas. Explore the world’s largest ball of twine at Cawker City or a 24x32 rendition of Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflower Project – displayed on an 80-foot easel in Goodland.

  7. Darwin, Australia. Have you ever wanted to cage dive with crocodiles? If so, Darwin’s your place!

  8. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Leave touristy Miami Beach and the Florida Keys for this locale boasting beautiful white sandy beaches and upscale eating.

  9. Snorkeling Orca Safari, Norway. Head to the fjords of northern Norway and snorkel with killer whales in their natural habitat.

  10. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. This lake at the southern part of Oregon, famous for its deep blue clarity, is a natural wonder worth visiting.