The 10 Most Beautiful Places In The World

places to see before you die

WARNING: The following post will increase the need to travel.

They say that 'travel is the one thing you can buy that makes you richer' and with #wanderlust constantly trending on Instagram and Pinterest, my travel bucket list is becoming bigger than the Grand Canyon itself.

From breathtaking oceans, to feats of mankind, let's take a look at ten of the most beautiful places in the world and the perfect outfits to wear if you ever were to visit... **Restrains self from driving to airport**

1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice waterfall
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Get.Me.Here.Now. One of the oldest national parks in Eastern Europe, this stunning series of waterfalls is so perfect that it could easily be confused for a painting. With 16 crystal clear lakes to cool off in, it's no wonder that this wanderlust-inducing paradise attracts one million visitors per year. Hopefully, I can be one soon before this wanderlust-fit kills me.

What To Wear
 If you're visiting in Summer (you lucky devil), show off your Eastern Europe tan in frayed shorts and a white off-the-shoulder blouse. Grab your funky bikini and jump in!


2. Navagio Bay, Greece 

navagio bay greece
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This white-sand bay is home to a shipwreck dating back to 1981. Nestled on the coast of Zakynthos, the still and sparkling seas are certainly where I would like to while away my days...

What To Wear

Funk up a Grecian classic in a whimsical, yet sexy wrap play suit and calf-high gladiator sandals. Get out your on-trend round towel and soak in one of natures gifts. Watch out though, those locals may be paying you more attention than the shipwreck itself!



3. Batu Caves, Malaysia 
temple in cave
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Temples, in a cave? Whaa? Combining two of the most beautiful experiences South East Asia has to offer, the Batu caves are a mish-mash of stunning temples and natural wonder.

What To Wear
 Respect 'temple etiquette' by keeping your legs, arms and shoulders covered. A billowy, white blouse and printed flares still makes sure you look fiiiine in all your travel snaps!

4. Bora Bora
bora bora huts
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When I told my other half that Bora Bora would be my dream honeymoon destination, he laughed. Yep, this much dazzling beauty comes at a price. The Four Seasons Hotel costs approximately 29,000 USD a night (erm..that's like a whole year of average wages...) But for that aquamarine ocean and private floating hut, I'd be tempted. If Heaven existed on earth, it dwells in Bora Bora.

What To Wear
Any lucky lady staying in Bora Bora undoubtedly has a plane full of designer goodies being shipped her way. But my dreamy head, I could imagine elegant one-pieces, over-sized hats and flowy gowns. **Bookmarks for future date of lottery win**


5. Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu Peru
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Described as 'one of the seven wonders of the world',  this ancient Incan city is truly an architectural feat. Resting on the top of a mountain ridge above the 'Sacred Valley', its purpose was to serve as an estate for Incan emperor Panchacuti. Fast forward 600 years and this stunning cite can only be reached by a multi-day trek. It's a pilgrimage that is at the top of my bucketlist.

What To Wear
Hiking on uneven ground in scorching temperatures calls for comfort. Keep it classic and cute in a striped tee and cotton shorts and be sure to bring a jumper in case the altitude gets chilly.

6. Svolvaer, Norway
northern lights norway
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Ever since I read 'His Dark Materials' as a child, I have been fascinated by the Aurora Borealis. The  Lofoten Islands in Norway are one of the places that you are most likely to see those magical lights dance across the sky. Erm... when can I book my flight?

What To Wear
As the main Auroras typically appear between September and March, it's gonna be darn cold! I mean, hello; it's freakin' Norway! Snuggle up with a hint of chic in a quilted coat, beanie and gloves. Throw on some classic Hunter Wellies; perfect for stomping around in the snow!
1. Hat- ASOS  2. Gloves- Target  3. Coat- The Iconic  4. Scarf- ASOS  5.Wellies- Hunter


7. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein castle
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Well doesn't this just look like it's jumped out of a Disney film? This 19th Century castle high upon the Bavarian mountains in a land far far away has got my inner Princess child bursting at the seams. I can practically hear 'Tale As Old As Time'....

What To Wear
If you're going to fulfill all your Disney dreams, it's time to get your Princess on. Ok... I don't recommend a full on 'Cinderella' gown. A faux-fur coat is fit for a snow-princess and knee high boots bring the look into the present. Add an oh-so-European faux fur hat and get ready to waltz around this castle!
1. Boots- Warehouse  2. Mittens- H & M  3. Coat- ASOS  4. Hat- Joy The Store  5. Trousers- Topshop


8. Emerald Pool, Zion National Park
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Trail walks are a bit like choosing a Quality Street with your eyes closed, sometimes you get something incredible, sometimes it's a darn waste of time. Zion National Park is full of incredible walking trails, and it will feel like you've truly struck gold when you reach the Emerald Pool.

What To Wear
Beautiful, yet ready to trek, why not head on the beaten trail in a not-so-beaten outfit? A loose printed playsuit and savvy sneakers make for an easy walk, whilst this tasselled backpack will be store your water, phone, camera and amenities **Cough** makeup.


9. Bigar Waterfall, Romania
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Is this place even real or is it an artists interpretation of a fairy tale waterfall? Situated in Oratavita in Western Romania, this cascading diamond was recently voted the worlds most beautiful waterfall. 

What To Wear
With a temperate climate averaging around 18 degrees in Spring/Summer, layering is key! A cute shirt dress with floral embroidery embraces the Eastern European vibe.

10. Waitomo Glow Worm Cave, New Zealand
glow worm cave new zealand 
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Ok, I can solemnly raise my hand and say that this place does actually exist, as my other half has visited. Me? Jealous?  Yes. 

As you canoe through this enchanted cave, the ceiling lights up to create a natural indoor-star display. These fairy twinkles are caused by a rare species of glow worms that are no bigger than mosquitoes. Magic.

What To Wear
New Zealand can be pretty cool at times, throw in a cave and it gets a whole lot chillier. Keep the cold at bay in a light jumper and distressed jeans combo. If you're feeling a bit quirky, layer on a button up skirt too!


Which of these places makes you want to pack your bags ASAP?

Rachel
xoxo

72 comments:

  1. Croatia, Greece, New Zealand and Romania are ALL on my must visit soon bucket list. And yes, this article has succeeded in making me want to travel... Today! But I can be patient for a bit I guess. Until then, I'll just keep on coming back and rereading this article. You did an absolutely fabulous job of matching the outfits with the gorgeous places you showcased. Love coming to your fabulous blog.

    Have a great day!
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  2. WOW!! This list is fantastic! I have not heard of many places on this list. I'm very intrigued about the Batu Caves in Malaysia, seeing that Malaysia is so close to where I live (Singapore). Thanks for sharing! Adding all these places to my bucket list.

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  3. I've already had some of these places on my travel wishlist and now this list got longer, thank to you :) Seeing the northern lights is one of the things I've been wanting for so long and I have to wait till the next year then hopefully I can manage to book a trip. Glow worm cave looks dreamy! x

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  4. Love it <3

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  5. The Batu Caves in Malaysia and the Glow Worm caves in New Zealand look incredible and I love the way you've listed what to wear for all these places

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  6. Great post!

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  7. Wow everywhere looks so beautiful! I like the idea of sharing outfit ideas for each place too!

    We have glowworm caves here in Queensland too, although you just walk through, you don't need a boat. A boat sounds much more romantic, haha!

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  8. These places are all so pretty! I would love to visit them all, but especially Machu Picchu and Bora Bora. Let me know if you ever need a travel buddy ;)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  9. This is such a great post! Such beautiful places, how amazing it would be to see these places in real life. I love how you have given outfit ideas!!

    Much love,
    Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  10. Makes me want to go there and I should go there someday! Nice post!


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  11. Amazing pictures, great post too, I love it, truly inspiring, thank you for sharing!!!

    xxx

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  12. OMG, I'd travel to any of the summer destinations. Dreaming of paradise now!

    Jasmine x
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  13. Wonderful post, it makes me wanna travel so much, and all the clothing tips are fab =) great work my friend

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  14. These places are beyond amazing!

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  15. Magnificent photos!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  16. Such a breath taking photos! This place looks amazing! I would love to go to those places someday :)
    xx Jamie | With Love, Jamie

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  17. can't wait to visit all of them!!

    Xxx
    Burke
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  18. Great post dear! Thank you for sharing! The pictures are breathtaking!
    My travel wishlist is now bigger!

    Hugs, Pisa
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  19. This is such a brilliant travel guide Rachel, especially as you've listed some destinations I've not thought of before. Thanks so much for introducing me to the Waitomo Glow Worn Cave in New Zealand - how beautiful! With regard to fashion sets, I'm totally on board for Bora Bora ;) Also, I love your 'Currently Coveting' widget at the side of your blog, when you get a moment can you let me know where you installed that from please?! Have a lovely week ahead!

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  20. Great clothing tips.... I would like to visit all these amazing places!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  21. Such an amazing post! Love the images. Have an amazing new week.


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  22. I don't know wich are my favorite, the place itselves or the outfits you put together!!

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  23. These places look like heaven on earth...
    I've been to Navagio Bay in Zakintos Greece and definitely the place is amazing and the color of the water is crystal blue
    Great post
    xx
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  24. These pics are amazing girl! I would love to visit Bora Bora!

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  25. Gorgeous! I would love to visit all of those places :)

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  26. Wow! So many amazing beautiful places! This post has made me want to pack up and go travel! Bora Bora is definatly on my travel wishlist though! xo

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  27. I have actually been to one of these places... and some others are definitely on the list!


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  28. These places are simply amazing. Greece is my top one :) I was raised in Greece " Crete "
    Greece is the most amazing and most relaxing place IN THE WORLD ...
    Amazing post beautiful!
    Have Wonderful week ahead. Xox♥️

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  29. All of the places you picked look like they would be good places to travel to. I like that you included outfits and traveling essentials for each place as well.
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  30. I love this post so much! The outfits go so well with the locations! I have always wanted to go to Greece. It's on my bucket list!

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  31. My friend is Croatian and I remember her talking about this place for so long now. Every time she'd go there she'd always stop here. No one ever really paid much attention until now. I know I have. Somehow (probs thanks to Pinterest) my interest has spiked dramatically and I need to see this. Every time I mention it to her she just rolls her eyes at me and I can't help but laugh right back!

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  32. Oh my gosh I've been dying to go to Greece!

    XO
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  33. Beautiful post, I should add this to my bookmarks !

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  34. Oh man I would love to go to Greece, but it's not my fiancé's favorite country. He really wants to go to France, and I've been to Paris, and I wish we could go for our honeymoon, but it will be too cold in March...Bora Bora sounds amazing but not for the wallet, Belize is a more affordable version but still those beach bungalows. Peru is on my list too! My fiance and I are seriously considering going to Playa del Carmen for our honeymoon, so if we go we will take a trip to Chichen Itza, another one of the 7 wonders of the world!

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  35. These places look amazing, I love how you matched outfits
    xo
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  36. Amazing places! Great post!
    Hugs,

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  37. I like what you have done ! The places are amazing and love your selection of looks that fit perfectly !

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  38. How gorgeous! Great post! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Much love, Len
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  39. Such a great post, Rachel! You are giving me Wanderlust for sure!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  40. Breathtaking photos, these places look like from the fairytale. Love the outfit ideas!:)
    xxM
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  41. Your post got me all dreamy, girl! Absolutely loving all the breath-taking photos. :) That New Zealand cave especially caught my eye... I can't believe such a place actually exists, it looks so magical and out-of-this world! You've definietly given me some new ideas for my bucket list, places I wouldn't have thought of visiting before! Thank you for sharing. <3

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  42. Bora Bora, Croatia and Romania are always my dream destinations and I love that you have indicated what to wear so that you can guide those who would like to go but have never been there. Thank you so much dear for sharing this with us.
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  43. Dreamy places! I wish I could leave now :P

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  44. I've been in the first two places and Neuschwastein castle, but I really would visit all these dreamy places one day! :D
    xxx
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  45. These places are all breathtaking. Gotta go there someday!

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    xo, Alyssa

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  46. This is such a fantastic post! I love how not only you showed such amazing places, you also gave suggestions on what to wear there! Definitely a favorite post :)

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  47. What a thoughtful post!! It's so neat how you took the time to coordinate looks for varying places at this time of the year... of course, some places always have nice weather... but this is such a useful fashion guide!

    I love the bikini linked with Croatia and the striped blouse under Peru!!


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  48. I feel like my comment sounded random... lol!! Like some places always have nice weather; but it's interesting to see the extremes... like winter in Germany (cute "Frozen" reference, too!) but warmer in other countries!


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  49. The glow worm cave is amazing! I'm pretty sure I'd just keep nudging my S.O. to go back until he took pity on me and made it happen. Haha. I also loved the Croatia picture and the Batu caves too!

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  50. I am Malaysian so you can imagine how happy I am to see Batu Caves made it into this list, thank you so much! It's also a religious site for the Hindus and it's quite the experience to visit during festival time.

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  51. I wouldn't mind going to any one of these places and a pair of Stan Smiths are so on my must have list.

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  52. travelling became so popular lately that I'd rather stay home...
    though your travel sets are terrific, my dear
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  53. travelling became so popular lately that I'd rather stay home...
    though your travel sets are terrific, my dear
    kisses
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  54. travelling became so popular lately that I'd rather stay home...
    though your travel sets are terrific, my dear
    kisses
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  55. Wow wow wowwwww, theres a whole world of wonderful discoveries! Id love to see the Batu Caves in Malaysia that sounds like a dream! It reminds me of the Elephant Island ruins I went to visit in Egypt, we took a boat to the abandoned Island which had a ruins it was spectacular!!! <3 I adore your travel inspo Rach! You've made me want to travel to most of these places!

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  56. Love this post, so beautiful! I think your blog is lovely, let me know if you would like to follow each other!

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  57. Wow! These photos are stunning and I'm sure they don't do these places justice! I'd love to go everywhere on this list! Greece & Bora Bora are on top for me!
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  58. Wow great recommendation, I have been to Malaysia before but have yet to visit such an amazing cave!x

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  59. omg loveeee
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  60. omg, I'm drooling over here. I love how you give us the place, and then the outfit to wear, I appreciate the time you put into this post, and I love it! Bora Bora is actually where I wanna go for our honeymoon, only if it weren't so expensive :( But we're saving up, maybe we can go for our 10th year anniversary lol
    Thanks for the inspiration regardless! Have a great week doll.

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  61. I have ever been to Batu Cave and it is awesome as well even though we have to face hundred stairs before :). I want to visit Bora Bora and Greece, so pretty!
    You're right, I'm craving for holiday now =))

    xoxo,

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  62. AWWWW that's just so nice of you to do this post, Rachel! Its like fashion meets mother nature :) I usually travel light and yup I tend to wear my most casual clothes over and perhaps a pair of sneakers + flip flops and I'm good to go! So nice you actually get to travel looking pretty :) Have a fab week hun!

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  63. I have been on the Zakhyntos (second photo) and in the National Park of Plitvicki's lake. It was so amazing experience. On my bucket list is Norway, Romania and Germany. I hope in this year I see Norway :)

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  64. Some of these boxes did not know them

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  65. Wow what beautiful places! I don't like to travel much, but I would make myself get on a plane to see some of these, especially the Batu caves and Machu Picchu. And I love the different outfits you picked for each place. This is such a beautiful post!
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  66. I love this article !
    Wish I could visit theses places one day.
    Thanks to share.

    Xx,
    Margot

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  67. It totally did increase my need to travel!!! Such an amazing post and those places... I have only been to Navagio beech but really need to see all these places you suggest the soonest possible! Bookmarked :)
    Kisses,
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  68. Yeah Greece! Though there are many more beautiful place than the one in the second photo, in Greece ;)

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  69. That is very interesting; you are a very skilled blogger. I have shared your website in my social networks! A very nice guide. I will definitely follow these tips. Thank you for sharing such detailed article.

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