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Devil's Bridge and Nelson's dockyard - Antigua

Nelson's dockyard is the largest of all of Antigua's national parks and a real treasure for any green traveller interested in seeing a working Georgian dockyard in all its splendour. More than 200 years old the dockyard has been recognised for its importance due to its central location. It's the only one in Caribbean large enough to accommodate the larger boats as well being a once strategically importance base for the British navy.

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Blue Grotto Cave Capri Italy

The Blue Grotto Cave on the island of Capri in Italy is one of several sea caves worldwide that is flooded with a brilliant blue or emerald light. Once inside, the dazzling effect becomes clear - the water below is more light-filled, as it were, than the air above the surface. The source of this light comes from a gap in the rock underneath the cave entrance and it sends its iridescence beautifully through the water. If you place your hand in the water it will glow eerily in this light.

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Lencois Maranhenses Sand Dunes, Brazil

The Sand Dunes of Lencois Maranhenes in Brazil have been formed over thousands and thousands of years. The white sand from the riverbeds is carried along by the current and deposited at the mouths of the rivers, and it is then swept back inland and upstream by the continuous winds and sea currents - and endless cycle that has formed one of the most beautiful natural formations on Earth.

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Spotted Lake - Canada

Located near the city of Osoyoos in British Columbia, Canada's Spotted Lake is a must for ecotravellers and draws thousands and thousands of visitors from around the world to come and see this beautiful and natural phenomenon. When the water level is low, the calcium, sodium and magnesium sulphate, silver and titanium filled lake dissolves and separates into more than 365 separate pools, forming strange circular swirling patters that you walk in and amongst and around.

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Iguazu National Park - Argentina

First established as a national park in 1934 Iguazu national park is probably the most stunning of all of Argentina's parks. A haven for the eco-tourist this park is home to many beautiful sites and a range of stunning landscape, the most notable of which is the world famous Iguazu waterfalls.

Located on the border between Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu waterfall is something to behold. At 80 meters high and with a diameter of nearly 3km the only way to really appreciate the waterfalls are to see them in the flesh.

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Danxia Landforms - China

The Danxia landforms are the various landscapes found in southeast and southwest China which consist of steep cliffs naturally decorated with red 'beds'. Theses landforms are unique amongst all rock formations in the world. They are formed from red sandstone which date back largely to the Cretaceous period. Peculiar to the landscape of Danxia is the development of numerous caves of varying sizes, shapes and depths. Six of the formations in 2010 were pronounced to be UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Dead Sea - Israel & Jordan

The Dead Sea, also known as the Sea of Salt, is a massive salt lake spread between Israel and the West Bank to the west and Jordan on the east. At 1,385 feet below sea level, it is said that the shores of the salt lake are the lowest on earth. The Dead Sea is 1,240 feet deep, which makes it the deepest hyper saline lake in the world.

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William Bay National Park - Denmark, Western Australia

Not to be confused with Denmark in Europe, William Bay National Park lies on the south west coast of Australia and is a real sight for any green traveller looking for a taste of heaven. Established in 1971 this park is one of Australia's most established parts due to its unspoiled scenery and warm climate.

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Nootka Island, Vancouver Island - Canada

Nootka Island is a large island located on the remote and rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, enveloped by Nootka Sound, Nuchatlitz Inlet, Esperanza Inlet, Tahsis Inlet, and the Pacific Ocean. Steeped in history and surrounded by the natural beauty of the west coast of Vancouver Island, Nootka Island and the surrounding sounds and inlets provide a paradise for sport anglers and outdoor adventurers seeking to explore and enjoy the magnificent wilderness surroundings.

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