Location: Styria, Austria
Altaussee is a municipality and spa town in the district of Liezen in Styria, Austria. The small village is nestled on the shores of the Altaussee lake, beneath the Loser Plateau. Occupying an area of 92 km², Altaussee is home to 1,777 people. The minicipality includes two cadastral communities: Altaussee and Lupistsch. The designated climatic spa is within the Salzkammergut region.
Hierve el Agua
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Hierve el Agua (Spanish for “the water boils”) is set of natural rock formations located in the Mexican state of Oaxaca that look like waterfalls. The site consists of two rock shelves or cliffs which rise between fifty and ninety metres from the valley below, from which extend nearly white rock formations which look like waterfalls.
These formations are created by fresh water springs, whose water is over-saturated with calcium carbonate and other minerals. As the water scurries over the cliffs, the excess minerals are deposited, much in the same manner that stalactites are formed in caves.
One of the cliffs, called the “cascada chica” (small waterfall) or the Amphitheatre, contains two large artificial pools for swimming as well as a number of small natural pools. One of the artificial pools is very near the edge of the cliff
The Drake Passage or Mar de Hoces—Sea of Hoces—is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn, Chile and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. It connects the southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean(Scotia Sea) with the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean and extends into the Southern Ocean. The passage receives its English language name from the 16th century English privateer Sir Francis Drake.
Location: Dartmoor, England
Wistman’s Wood is the most famous of three high altitude woodland copses on Dartmoor. Studies have found that the oldest trees are about 400 years old, with the woodland area doubling in size in the last 100 years. The reserve was the site of one of the largest Bronze Age settlements in Dartmoor, in which the remains of almost one hundred ancient buildings can be spotted.
As well as the twisted and stunted trees themselves, the beautiful lichens and mosses are the real stars of Wistman’s Wood. They thrive in the damp humid conditions of the wood and best seen after rainfall or in the winter.
Elliðaey (Ellidaey) Island
If there ever is an ultimate holiday getaway location, it has to be the island of Elliðaey near Vestmannaeyjar, a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland, and the enchanting little house on it.
Elliðaey is the third largest island in Iceland having an area of 0.45 square km in area. It is believed to have formed in an eruption about 5-6 thousand years ago. The island is accessible via a rope on its lower east side and by a boat from the mainland. There are a few lonesome cattle to keep you company on the island and thousands of sea birds that use it for a nesting site.
Not much information is available about the island or the house, but that doesn’t make this island any less of a unique destination!