Maybe it’s a glimpse of a misty mountaintop or a candy-colored cobblestone city street. Or maybe it’s the open road snaking through hillsides or an expanse of ocean blues. Whatever the scene, there’s nothing like an unknown landscape or locale to set off our wanderlust and have us itching to drop everything and book a ticket. Our latest favorite place to scout travel inspiration may or may not surprise you: Yes, while Pinterest is great for discovering home design hacks and tasty recipes, it’s also teeming with truly spectacular travel snapshots. Read on for the most stunning destination imagery we’ve come across lately. But be warned: It might just take your breath away.
Hello, Dr. Seuss land! The whimsical and fiery landscape of Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan is utterly striking.
Location: Hitachi Seaside Park, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan
The pristine, gypsum-rich sand dunes of White Sands National Monument in New Mexico make for some truly otherworldly landscapes.
Location: White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
At the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan are fields of pink moss wildflowers, their yearly bloom celebrated during the Fuji Shibazakura Festival.
Location: Mount Fuji, Japan
Can you imagine more-striking shades of aquamarine? Most spectacularly, Birthday Canyon in Greenland—comparable in size to the Grand Canyon—was first discovered in 2013.
Location: Birthday Canyon, Greenland
Savoir Faire Abroad scouted this beautiful snap of a tram in Lisbon’s oldest district, Alfama.
Location: Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
Udaipur, India, is famous for its magnificent palaces—the city’s main City Palace is pictured—set along peaceful lakes.
Location: Udaipur, India
Have you ever seen donkeys so well accessorized? These beautiful inhabitants of Santorini might rival even the photogenic city itself.
Location: Santorini, Greece
The sheer scale of this photo will catch your breath—see that tiny little person down below? The shot was captured in the Paracas National Reserve in Peru and was pinned by Carla Mannix.
Location: Paracas National Reserve, Ica, Peru
A hillside awash in the pastel pinks of blooming cherry blossoms in Nara, Japan, is a swoon of romance and natural beauty.
Location: Nara, Japan
Formed some 600 million years ago, the Wansheng Stone Forest, pictured here, seems like the entrance to a fairy-tale land.
Location: Wansheng Stone Forest, Yunnan Province, China
Captured with stunning grace and reverence of form by photographer Nacho Alegre, the home of Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill is a feast for color aficionados and design lovers.
Location: Alicante, Spain
Overlooking the Aegean Sea, this cliff-top hotel shimmers in the late-evening wash of golden sunlight.
Location: Mystique Hotel Santorini, Santorini, Greece
Designer Julia Kostreva saved this image of the sunset-hued earth along Highway 12 in Escalante, Utah. Take us there.
Location: Highway 12, Escalante, Utah
VSCO’s boards are a treasure trove of inspiring travel snaps. This one, of a cotton candy–hued building façade in Rome, sent our hearts aflutter.
Location: Rome, Italy
Begging to be the star setting for a film, this Italian hotel, which overlooks Lake Misurina, appears to be downright enchanted—or rendered in oil and acrylic.
Location: Grand Hotel Misurina, Italy
It’s no surprise that this vision of bohemian beauty comes from designer Justina Blakeney. Though its exact location is unknown, we’re swooning over the Moroccan-style tiles and arches.
Saved by boutique gifting empress Simone LeBlanc, this capture from a Vogue editorial takes Il Pellicano Hotel in Tuscany as the superb setting.
Location: Il Pellicano Hotel, Italy
A field of shoulder-height peonies in shades of sugary sweet pink? Don’t mind if we do…
Location: Adelman Peony Gardens, Salem, Oregon
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