“The Land of the Thunder Dragon. An almost mythical place sitting at the foothills of the Himalayas that has quickly become one of my favorite destinations.” #BDTeam’s @loganlambert travels with @bhutanpeacefultour to explore the wonders of Bhutan 🇧🇹.
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“The most important tool in your camera bag is your voice, which is why #BDTeam traveled to Semporna — a town on the island of Borneo in the Malaysian state of Sabah — to give a voice to those who don’t have one.
We spent two weeks on the island studying marine conservation, and some of the things we learned were shocking. The world's oceans are being destroyed. Ecosystems that have taken thousands of years to grow have been devastated by fish-bombing, coral bleaching, and overfishing — this cannot continue. Humanity is dependent on the vibrancy of these sacred waters, and by using our voices, we can inspire positive action." Join the #BDTeam’s @loganlambert and creator @nainoalanger as they explore the waters near Pom Pom Island in Malaysia alongside the @traccborneo, an environmental organization actively working with volunteer scientists from around the world to restore its coral reefs. Check the link in our bio to learn more about the team’s time in Semporna. (🎥: @loganlambert and @nainoalanger 📍: Semporna, Malaysia)
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"Are you currently on a search for waters so blue they result in an uncontrollable reflex to stop what you're doing and dive right in? If so, French Polynesia should be at the top of your to-visit list — the absolutely stunning seascapes like this one speak for themselves.” (📷: @karl_shakur 📍: French Polynesia)
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"You shape your own reality — your thoughts, your feelings, your soul. This is who you are; this is your experience. Make it everything you dreamed it could be." Wise words from creator Sam Potter, who takes us through the enchanting beauty of his current reality in Hawaii; through the densely forested area on the Big Island, to a clearing where a waterfall cascades therapeutically onto the volcanic rock below. What do you do to create your own unique experience through travel or daily life? (🎥: @captainpotter 📍: Hawaii)
Sheets of iridescent, emerald light wave like flags, undulating across midnight blue of the crisp, night sky in Bardu, Norward. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, can be best seen during the months when “polar nights” — a phenomenon where night extends for more than 24 hours in the northern- and southern-most points of the earth — ensue. In Norway, this is between the months of October and March. What would you do if you had an “eternal” night? (📷: @thomaseckhoff 📍: Altevatnet, Bardu, Norway)
While Abu Dhabi may be a lively city that rarely stands still, it does indeed have a much calmer and slower side ripe for relaxing — one filled with lush greenery, turquoise waters, and toes perpetually stuck in the sand. You'll feel the warmth radiate from the Arabian sun as you leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind, trading it for cool breezes, the sound of waves lapping on the shore, and long and lazy swims in the turquoise waters. How would you choose to relax in Abu Dhabi?
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Belgian poet and novelist, May Sarton once wrote: “Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.” Nature is a great way to connect with one’s self — to celebrate the richness that each of us brings to the world. Whether it’s wandering the rolling meadows of a landscape, clambering up the sharp peaks of a neighboring mountain range, or even strolling the circumference of a lake, take a moment to bask in solitude this week. Take a moment to celebrate yourself. (📷: @stevint 📍: Rogers Pass (BC, Canada))
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Join the #BDTeam’s own @storyofsage as he draws us into a journey of night photography, showing off his astrophotography skills in one of the driest places in the world — the Atacama Desert in Chile. With over 300 days of clear skies a year, no light pollution, and a high altitude, the desert is one of the best places to capture the Milky Way at night. Follow along to see how he captured this stunning footage on the latest episode of the “Beautiful Destinations Creator Takeover” series on IGTV. (🎥: @storyofsage 🎶: “From the Sky” by @thecosmicquest 📍: Atacama Desert, Chile)
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Patrons dot the salmon sand and turquoise-colored waters of Freshwater Beach in Sydney, Australia, scattered like remnant party confetti or the candied, sprinkle-dots of a pastel-layered birthday cake. The beach is wedged between two peninsulas, which causes the effect of layered waters and varying azure hues. Where are you escaping to this weekend? (📷: @gabscanu 📍: Freshwater Beach (New South Wales))
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A well-known Los Angeles landmark, the Griffith Observatory rests perched on the southern end of Mount Hollywood — an ideal location for sightings of movie stars below and starry skies above. The domed planetarium has one of the world's most advanced star projectors, offering guests the chance to take an indoor tour of the cosmos and actively map out the night sky for a glimpse of life beyond Earth. Travel tip: After dark, the observatory staff brings telescopes out to the front lawn, giving visitors an incredible vantage point for stargazing and getting nighttime views of the famous Hollywood sign. (🎥: @asenseofhuber 📍: Griffith Observatory)
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“Rome wasn’t built in a day.” It’s a proverb many of us have often heard and have even commonly used. Great things take time — budding relationships, planning the perfect trip, learning a new skill, building a career, growing a garden, policy changes, friendships, love. One of the great empires in history, the Roman Empire, leaves its legacy city a work in progress to this day, yet still one of the greatest cities on earth — a solid reminder that often, it’s not about the end result, but rather, the journey and what it takes to get there. (📷: @donquiellumbera_ 📍: Rome, Italy)
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The black sands of Iceland absorb the weight of visitors who trace the water's edge, leaving behind footprints that will quickly wash away as foamy waves glide across the shore. A gentle mist hangs just below the rugged peaks in the distance, rounding out a truly cinematic landscape that will inspire even the most seasoned of off-the-beaten-path travelers to take a moment to connect with and appreciate the beauty and diversity of nature. What dramatic landscapes do you find most inspiring? (🎥: @braedin 📍: Iceland)
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