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The Inspiration: "People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth." — Thich Nhat Hanh

The Place: Salar de Uyuni; Southwest Bolivia

The Reason to Go: If you ever wished you could stroll through the clouds, the world's largest salt flat is the closest you'll get to making that wish come true. During the rainy season, a thin layer of water develops on the 4,633-square-mile flat and reflects the sky above—leaving you to enjoy your own optical-illusion-esque dreamland.