Almost Alien Destinations

July 2nd is World UFO Day. This is our "Holiday of the Month" and we're celebrating by encouraging you to explore our home planet. You'd be surprised by how many destinations on Earth look like they should be extraterrestrial! Here are a few of our favorite sites that could double as an alien planet.


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1. Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni


Like a mirror for the sky, these salt flats in Bolivia are one of the largest in the world. The attraction was once a giant prehistoric saltwater lake; over time it dehydrated to become what many people call “The Place Where Heaven meets Earth”. The famed reflection can only be seen after the rain, which is why its best to visit this destination during the wet season of January - April. You can spend several days touring through this area, as there is more to see besides the glass-like illusion such as flamingos, volcanos, and more out-of-this-world sights. 



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2. Turkmenistan’s “Door to Hell”


This crazy looking location was created on accident. Officially called the Darvaza gas crater, this fiery hole was opened up when the ground under a Soviet drilling rig gave