Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia ♦ The Plitvice Lakes are located in Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. There, emerald forests surround azure waters fed by mountain rivers and streams that cascade over unique mineral deposits that cause the landscape to constantly move and shift.
Hot tip: Start early. “We made it to Plitviče Lakes National Park the moment it opened and were able to experience its enormous beauty on our own,” she says on her blog. If you wait an hour more, the boardwalks are overrun with selfie stick–toting tourists, so hurry!