Filtered: 10 Landscapes That Will Take Your Breath Away

Some of the most powerful travel experiences happen when you just can’t help but admire a beautiful landscape. Those quiet moments of wonder speak the loudest and become lasting memories.

Today we’re bringing you the 10 most wanderlust-inspiring photos from the past week. While there’s nothing more incredible than experiencing the awe of #sorustic scenery in person, these snapshots offer a glimpse into the magic of an unfamiliar landscape. From the rugged mountains of Peru to Nepal’s sparkling Phewa lake, what country is calling you?

1. Maya Fairchild, student | Arvada, Colorado
Yeti Expedition in Nepal
I am IN LOVE with Pokhara… #sorustic #rusticpathways
Congratulations to Maya for also winning this week’s #sorustic photo contest!


2. Erica Schultz, Program Leader | Southeast Asia
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss
–> Phranang Beach, Railay, Thailand
#rpstafftravels #travelingourplanet #passionpassport #traveldeeper #nomadness #worldnomads #wanderlust #sorustic #exploremore #southeastasia #inspirationaldestinations #radtravel #socialnomads #thediscoverer #adventureisoutthere #worldexplorers #worldtravelpics #bucketdreamers


3. Lukas Keapproth, Photo Guide | India
Sunrise flight into the Himalayas, not a shabby way to kick off the start of teaching the Himalayan Photo Workshop for @rusticpathways


4. Andrew Putnam, Program Leader | Fiji
Hiking above ground, or swimming below sea level. Which would you choose? // photo credit @ac_putnam #rpfiji #sorustic #somosomo


5. Justin Kase Conder, Photo Guide | Nepal
The sun’s rays kiss the top of the 26,903′ Mt. Annapurna as its beams rise over the Himalayan, Annapurna Range in Nepal. #nepal #travel #travelphotography #sunrise #Himalaya #Himalayanrange #Himalayanrange #Annapurna #AnnapurnaRange #trekking #australianbasecamp 💔


6. Sara Morrison, Program Leader | Laos
The past few weeks have seriously been surreal! I’ve traveled around Thailand and Laos with one of the most phenomenal groups of humans I’ve ever had the privilege of traveling/learning with. I’ve discovered Laos and have fallen in love. #sorustic #rpstafftravels


7. Melanie Forbes, Program Leader | Peru
If I had to pick one word to describe Peru, it would be: rugged.
#getlost #passionpassport #sorustic #rpstafftravels #summertravels #ula#instaperu #cuscoprovince #roadlesstraveled


8. Jed Collard, Program Leader | Australia
How’s this for a pool with a view! #australia #australiagram#cruisinginstyle #aussiesofinstagram #aussie_images #kimberlies #kimberley #pool #blue #westernaus #seeaustralia #travelgram #instagood #perfect #picoftheday #beautiful_destinations #rpaustralia #rpstafftravels #sorustic


9. Maya Jenn Tanaka, student | Moraga, California
Sacred Valley Service in Peru
A picture and experience worth 3,000+ steps #sorustic


10. Amanda Cortes, Country Director | China
When people think of China, they think of cities, but there are so many beautiful places in this amazing country! #rpstafftravels #rpchina


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