PICS: 12 #BeautifulDestinations to help you decide your next big escape

2015-10-10 21:06 - Selene Brophy
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There is no way you can travel to places so completely different from your everyday reality and not be changed for the better in some way. Where would you want to visit at the drop of a passport stamp, if you could; no questions asked?

Tell us where and why, click here

And if you're not entirely sure where you'd like to head to just yet? Let the following inspire you...

1. Nimmo Bay, Canada

"To move, to breathe, to fly, to float. To gain all while you give. To roam the roads of lands remote,

To travel is to live." – Hans Christian Andersen. The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography.

2. Cheow Lan Lake, Thailand

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad

READ: A South African's first impressions of Thailand

3. Santorini, Greece

READ: Iconic Santorini

"We travel not to escape life, but so that life does not escape us." - Anonymous

4. Marrakech, Morocco

"Life is like a coin, you can spend it any way you want, but you only get to spend it once."- Lillian Dickson

5. New York, USA

"A man cannot discover new oceans, unless he is prepared to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide

WATCH: A virtual tour of the rise of NYC in the new One World Trade Centre

6. Istanbul, Turkey

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. – Mark Twain

7. Dubai, UAE

"You don't have to be rich to travel well""  - Eugene Fodor 

READ: 6 Luxury experiences to ensure an authentic Dubai escape

8. Ubud, Indonesia

"Once a year go someplace you've never been before." - Dali Lama

9 Budapest, Hungary

"It's not down in any map, true places never are." - Herman Mervill

READ: Hilarious signs from around the world

10. Tokyo, Japan

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." - Neale Donald Walsch

READ: A South African's guide to Tokyo

11. Galapagos Island, Ecuador

"Take only memories, leave only footprints." - Chief Seattle

READ: Top 10 Island - Number one might just surprise you

12.  Havana, Cuba

"Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to." – Alan Keightley

READ: Is Cuba ready for its tourism rebirth?