The 7 Most Beautiful New Zealand Lakes

New Zealand is a land of endless beauty. From mountains to prairies, beaches to glaciers, New Zealand offers its visitors some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Especially magical are the country’s many glacial lakes, which feature vibrant, mineral-rich water and sweeping views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

Whether you’re planning a trip to the land of the Kiwis or simply looking for some travel inspiration, this list of the most beautiful New Zealand lakes will definitely make you want to jump right in:

1. The Emerald Lakes

Emerald Lakes in New Zealand

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13 Remarkable Rice Terraces

Providing more than a fifth of the total calories consumed by humans worldwide, rice is a pretty incredible grain. Also incredible are the beautifully intricate rice terraces that were used in early mass farming of the world’s favorite ancient grain.

While terraced fields can be found all over the world, below are 13 of our “hand-picked” favorite remarkable rice terraces:

1. The 2,000 year old Banaue Rice Terraces in Banaue, Philippines

Considered by some to be the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” and it’s easy to why.

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10 Lavender Fields You Will Love

Every summer in regions all over the world, lavender plants bloom into beautiful and wildly fragrant flowers that are used in baking, soaps, and essential oils. The lavender fields they often grow in make not only for a sensory overload, but also for some really beautiful photos.

Read on for 10 of our favorite lavender fields from around the world:

1. Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque in Gordes, France

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7 Photos to Celebrate America the Beautiful

Happy Independence Day, America! To celebrate the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, here are a few photos of America the Beautiful to stir up your national pride or inspire a visit to the States if July 4th is not a national holiday where you live:

1. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Arizona

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2. Reflection Lake at Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington

Trover photo by Mark Rentz

 

3. Bay Bridge seen from the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California

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4. Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, New York

 

5. Maroon Bells in the Elk Mountains of Colorado

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6. Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in Utah

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7. Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Want to feel even more patriotic? Check out the full list of photos celebrating America the Beautiful here, and don’t forget to share your own photos of America the Beautiful on Trover!

15 Colorful Reasons to Visit Spain this Summer

Red may be the color most closely associated with Spain, but it’s not the only color you’ll see on the streets and in the villages of this beautiful country.

From tiles to flowers, cathedrals to produce markets, Spain is full of vivid colors that will transport you to a rich culture centered on food, wine, and sensational festivals. Here’s a glimpse of the brilliant colors you can expect should you visit Spain!

1. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

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2. Street festival in Ronda, Spain

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3. Stained glass at La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

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4. Júzcar, aka “Smurftown,” Spain

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5. The Concurs de Castells de Tarragona competition in Tarragona, Spain

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6. Belmond La Residencia in Deià, Spain

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7. Street art in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain

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8. Colorful row houses in Villajoyosa, Spain

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9. Tiled bench in the Gaudi-designed Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain

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10. Fresh produce at the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

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11. Stained glass at the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Vincent Ramundo

 

12. Hotel San Gill in Seville, Spain

Trover photo by Nataliya Trikur

 

13. Gaudi-designed Casa Batlló in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Stephan Popescu

 

14. Colorful gardens competing in the Cordoba Patio Festival in Cordoba, Spain

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15. Streets decorated for Festa Major de Gràcia in Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain

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Need more reasons to visit Spain this summer? Check out the full list of beautiful vivid colors across Spain here, and don’t forget to share your own photos of colorful Spain on Trover!