15 Breathtaking Snapshots Of The Best Views Around The World

If you're lucky enough to stumble across a stunning vista, why not pause to take a photo that will last forever?

Photos can't always capture the majesty of a beautiful view, but every so often they can magically transport us to locations we've never been able to visit in person. Below you'll find a collection of snapshots taken by regular people, not professional photographers, that give us a spectacular glimpse into their travels.

1. Can you imagine opening your window to this view? Welcome to Positano, a hillside village on the Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy.

view of Amalfi coast

2. A frosty morning in the quaint village of Cochem, Germany. You've got to love that castle!

Cochem, Germany, featuring a castle on top of a hill

3. This may be the closest we'll ever get to the Sahara in Morocco. We'll take it! 

the Sahara desert in Morocco

4. How about this view of Colorado for your retirement forever home?

view of mountains from back deck

5. Sørvágsvatn in the Faroe Islands doesn't even look real, but it is!

the Faroe Islands, with a lake at the top of a cliff and the ocean at the bottom

6. A simple fall foliage shot taken in western Massachusetts.

autumnal view out a window over a lake

7. On a long hike all the way from Mexico to Canada, this view of Big Sandy Lake in the Wind River Range of Wyoming took the prize for best view.

view of mountains, a river, and wild flowers in Washington state

8. Stuðlagil Canyon in Iceland looks stunning... but chilly!

view of a canyon in Iceland with rock formations that look like columns

9. Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom, taken from Fort William, Scotland.

Ben Nevis in Scotland

10. St. Michael Fort on the island Ugljan in Croatia. Wow. Just wow!

beautiful view of Croatia out a window

11. His grandparents' house in Kenya has a pretty sweet view.

Young man looking over an outlook in Kenya

12. A happy pastural view in Cornwall, England.

Cornwall England with a rainbow over a cottage

13. Strolling through the Alps near Courmayeur, Italy.

the Italian Alps with wildflowers in the foreground

14. This person woke up at 3:30 AM to get to Machu Picchu before the rest of the tourists.

Machu Pichu in early morning light

15. Here's what $9 per night will get you at a hostel in Peru. Not bad! (Dog not included)

dog lounging in front of a view of mountains in Peru

Who could ever get tired of looking at all this gorgeous scenery! We're so happy these travelers took pictures to share their journey with the rest of us.

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