5 exquisite destinations known for their natural beauty according to Dose of Roses' Founder Joseph Ayoub
The world we live in is a big and beautiful place full of natural and awe-inspiring wonders. From national parks to mountains and caves, there is no shortage of scenic natural wonders to be explored. Some of these landscapes are so majestic that they, according to Joseph Ayoub, should be on the bucket list of everyone who loves nature and travel.
Joseph Ayoub is the founder and CEO of Dose of Roses, an online gift brand that offers customized luxury rose arrangements and other personalized gifts. He is a believer in traveling to experience nature as often as you can and shares the below list of destinations that he believes everyone should visit.
Banff National Park, Canada
"Canada's oldest national park is one of Canada's most beautiful spots and has some of the most magical views in the country. The park offers an exceptional view of the majestic mountain scenery of the Canadian Rockies," shares Joseph. There are many magnificent things to see in the park, such as Lake Louise's emerald waters, stunning views of snow-capped mountain peaks and glaciers, and even a good view of the Northern Lights on a lucky day. The park has 53 species of mammals such as coyotes, bears (both black and grizzly), wolves, elk, and even mountain lions for animal lovers.
Joseph states that "Stuðlagil, also known as the Basalt Column Canyon, is one of Iceland's best-kept secrets and its most underrated treasure that is often overlooked in favor of the better-known attractions on the island." This spectacular gorge is prehistoric in appearance, with the most stunning basalt rock columns in Iceland and a clear blue glacier river flowing through the gorge that changes color to white and brown during autumn when the volume of water is high.
Patagonia, Argentina, and Chile
The Patagonia region, stretching between Argentina and Chile, has stunning views on each side of the border, with each country offering unique landscapes and features to visitors. "The Argentine side has the best chances of spotting incredible wildlife such as fur seals, Magellanic penguins, guanacos, sea lions, and elephant seals. The Chilean side has endless fjords, lakes, valleys, and mountains, with stunning national parks such as the Torres del Paine that is home to the three famous and iconic pointed granite peaks of the Paine Massif that are found on millions of postcards," reveals Joseph.
Victoria Falls, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world, spanning 1.7km with a height of 108m. Found on the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, the majestic falls are a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty. "The water makes a roaring noise as it plummets over the cliff, leaving behind a characteristic veil of mist, which led to the locals nicknaming it The Smoke that Thunders," points Joseph.
Algar de Benagil, Portugal
Found on the Algarve coast of Portugal, the Benagil Cave is one of Europe's most striking sea caves. Formed about 20 million years ago, the cave is only accessible by sea, either by boat, kayak, or swimming. Joseph shares, "As you enter the cave, the sun illuminates the water inside, creating stunning effects. It is often described by locals and visitors alike as a cathedral sculpted by the sea due to its spectacular beauty."
These beautiful destinations are enough motivation for any nature lover and travel enthusiast to plan their next adventure!