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Old 02-06-2016, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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Jasper and Banff natl parks in Alberta. Stunning..
Love this area, but the road to Stewart/Hyder tops it for rugged mountain, snow and ice beauty.

Atlin, B.C. is pretty special, and so is Glacier Bay National Park.

No one's mentioned Moab yet, so I will.

Kipahulu, Maui.
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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for me, it was Yosemite Valley, around 1 am...walking around the Valley at the base of the cliffs, walking in and out of different clearings of massive trees as if entering a giant cathedral, with a full moon ducking in and out of the clouds, turning the scene from dark to light and over again...ethereal in every sense imaginable.
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:21 PM
 
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Forty five years ago a few undiscovered places in New Mexico would have qualified as the most beautiful places I had seen but now I would have to say the Chilean Andes take the prize.
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:25 AM
 
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The desert of Baja....mystical. And sun-drenched the way I like it.
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:24 PM
 
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Others here have mentioned New Zealand. I agree that it is the most beautiful country that I have visited. The whole country is fantastic. IMO, though the most lovely section of New Zealand is the very northern part which is known as the Bay of Islands. There is much to be said for the south island too, though.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:06 PM
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The Highway #1 trip from SoCal to the Wyoming border was the most beautiful sight I can remember.
I want to know what everyone did/does for a living!
I am getting teary knowing I.ll probably never get to see the Galapagos Islands... unless I find a "scholarship" boyfriend who wants to whisk me away.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:46 AM
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Location: Eureka CA
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Another vote for Ireland.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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New Zealand has been my favorite so far.
St.Lucia, Whistler/Vancouver, Turku Finland, Hallstatt Austria and Prague have all been fabulous too.
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:44 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Tuscany and Ireland hands down . Oh the green emerald shores of Ireland . I get blown away everytime I think about it . And the vineyards in Tuscany oh my gosh another blown away moment . Many years ago wish I could afford to go again .
My sister just got back from New Zealand and she thinks she caught a bug . More like a cold my sister is a hypacondriac .
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:35 AM
 
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North Philadelphia.

In other words, every place holds its own beauty.
I prefer West Philadelphia, especially around Spruce Hill. It is as exotic a cityscape as exists anywhere in the U.S.

And I agree that you should try to find beauty wherever you happen to be. But if you're arguing that the effort and expense people incur in getting to New Zealand, Slovenia, Ireland, the Yosemite Valley, the Grand Canyon, etc. are wasted....I respectfully disagree. It's a great big world out there.
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