We typically travel in the Fall or Winter over here for a number of reasons. 1) The weather is great in Chicago in the summer- why leave? 2) The weather is awful in Chicago in the winter- let's leave! and 3) It's usually less crowded because kids are in school, which makes for non-peak prices. BUT, there's a big but here (pun intended) and that BUT is that most people we know/follow on social media travel in the summer and we're over here completely green with envy from June- September. We're not professional travelers (here's hoping!) or we would travel whenever we wanted. Instead we patiently wait until Fall, daydreaming.
Pinterest and other fun travel sites (we will share some of our faves soon!) have increased our wanderlust tenfold, of course. There are a ton of pins and photos and blog posts that we probably wouldn't have come across organically otherwise, so now we've successfully stockpiled some Bucket List destinations, namely beaches. I have to say, though, who wants to travel to fifteen different destinations that more or less look the same? Not us! If you haven't noticed yet, we like to do things differently, and we're always on the search for unique destinations, namely unique beaches. So, some of our beaches are your typical desktop background places, but most are unique in some way, which is how we like it. Here is a list of some of the most beautiful and coolest beaches.
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is a little over 4 miles (7 km) of pristine silica sand beach on Whitsunday Island in Australia. You reach it by boat or plane and it's known for it's crystal clear water and perfect sand beaches. It's been handed award after award for cleanest beach and most eco-friendly beach from a variety of sources. Australia is different from the luxury tranquility of the Maldives, in that this is more typical of adventurous types, with tons of sailing, snorkeling, and other water activities being offered.
Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach, Maui
The Baths, Virgin Islands
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Til next time, keep daydreaming! Follow Magen on Pinterest for more beautiful beaches.