Bora Bora, French Polynesia (Credit: St. Regis Bora Bora)
Bora Bora is an island that once was a volcano, which has subsequently subsided and formed a barrier reef. The reef ecosystem allows for pristine clear blue water and reefs limit waves, providing a protected sanctuary.
Rice terrace fields of Longsheng, China (Credit: Wikipedia)
Longsheng is named after Longji, which translates to dragon’s backbone. The terrace resembles dragon scales as rice fields snake through the mountains.