Want to hit the road, but unsure of where to go? Here are our top picks of Instagram-worthy places that offer travelers the chance to escape the usual tourist circuit.
10. Valle de la Luna, Chile
With its fascinating rock formations and red rock canyons, this otherworldly landscape is known as “the valley of the moon” for good reason. Its within peddling distance of San Pedro de Atacama, itself a charming town and the starting point for exploring northern Chile’s fascinating Atacama desert, which is also famed for its starry nights, salt flats, flamingos and one of the world’s largest astronomical centers.
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J. Swanson is a writer, traveler, and animal-enthusiast based in Seattle, an appropriately pet-crazed city where dog or cat ownership even outweighs the number of kids. When the weather permits, she likes to get outside and explore the rest of the Pacific Northwest, always with a coffee in hand.