The "World's Most Beautiful..." according to Budget Travel Magazine. These are just a few of my favorites, but you HAVE to go look at all the amazing photos I didn't post! Wow! There is such beauty all around us...if only I could afford to see all these places firsthand!
...hotel pools. You can take small sailboats out on the saltwater pool at San Alfonso del Mar, in Algarrobo, Chile. The pool measures two thirds of a mile in length—Guinness World Records calls it the largest in the world. (Courtesy San Alfonso del Mar)
...bridges. The 16th-century "Old Bridge," or Stari Most, in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was rebuilt in 2004 from its own rubble. Do like the locals have been doing for centuries and take a 66-foot dive from its central arch into the Neretva River below. (Danilo Krstanovic/Reuters/Corbis)
...castles. Ludwig II of Bavaria, also known as Mad King Ludwig, began planning his famous Neuschwanstein Castle in the 1860s. A century later it would inspire another visionary structure: Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle is modeled extensively on it. (© Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung)
...lakes. Croatia's 16 blue-green Plitvice Lakes are connected by hundreds of waterfalls. The waters are amazingly clear. Walk on well-maintained wooden planks to get to the edge.