Swanky neighborhoods such as Alys Beach are as much a destination as the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. The fashion concept of winter white is alive and well at Alys Beach, where the all-white houses and buildings are a crisp contrast to the blue skies. Image: Alys Beach
Las Lajas Sanctuary, Colombia: Built between 1916 and 1949, this wondrous basilica church stands on a canyon in southern Colombia. This gorgeous structure surrounded by a pool of green is both striking and mystical.