1. Salar de Uyuni: Potosí, Bolivia
You know how sometimes you put on a really comfortable pair of furry slippers, and you feel like you're walking on clouds? Well, that amazing feeling is nothing compared to strolling at the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, a natural wonderland where you'll literally be walking on the sky thanks to the vast salt flats that serve as a giant reflective mirror.
2. HR Giger Museum Bar: Gruyères, Switzerland
What better place to change your perspective on what a bar looks like than the HR Giger Bar in Gruyères, Switzerland? This intricate, fossilized vertebrae–looking bar (and museum) is, put simply, pure art.
3. Hôtel de Glace: Quebec, Canada
The incredible Hôtel de Glace is 10 minutes from Québec City, but it sure looks like it could be 10 friggin' galaxies away in some planet at subzero temperatures. It fascinates guests from January to March.
4. Las Pozas: Xilitla, Mexico
Xitlita is a gorgeous town in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Its beauty was such that it inspired English artist Edward James to come up with "Las Pozas" ("The Pools"), which are marvelously surrealistic concrete sculptures stretching over a vast jungle.
5. Hotel Villa Honegg: Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
If you ever happen to be smack in the middle of Switzerland, you might as well consider yourself smack in the middle of heaven. That's because you'd be at the Hotel Villa Honegg, overlooking Lake Lucern as you take a dip in a luxurious — and deliciously warm — infinity pool.
6. The Yellow Submarine: Liverpool, England
Why choose to stay at a room on the ground when you can book a submarine on the water? The Yellow Submarine is eccentrically decorated (we're serious — the master bedroom is modeled after a suite at the 7-star Burj Al Arab in Dubai) and offers an unusual mix of elements that will basically transport you to a place similar to M.C. Escher's mind.
7. Marble Caves: Patagonia, Chile
Mother Nature really takes the cake with this wondrous creation. Located in Chile, the Marble Caves are a product of 6,000 years of waves shaping marble monoliths into some kind of kaleidoscopic sculptures that seem alien to this planet.
8. Free Spirit Spheres: British Columbia, Canada
The name pretty much says it all. These enchanting "tree houses for adults" are suspended in a coastal rainforest near Qualicum Beach, Canada. The spheres are completely handmade and will certainly make you feel as if you're being gently cradled in a terrestrial submarine somewhere close to the stars.
9. The Katikies Hotel: Oia, Greece
Want to go somewhere cool as hell that sorta evokes the lunar surface but without costing quite as much as a trip to space? We present to you The Katikies Hotel — you won't be gravityless here, but you sure will feel as if you're floating in paradise. You're welcome.
10. The Juvet Landscape Hotel: Valldal, Norway
Located in a tiny village in Norway, The Juvet Hotel perfectly sandwiches two delightful things in life: modern architecture and breathtaking landscapes.
11. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort: Saariselkä, Finland
As if gazing at the northern lights wasn't mesmerizing enough, at this Finnish resort, you can contemplate them from the comfort of a glass igloo.
12. Noble Experiment: San Diego, California
It's not every day that you can walk in through a secret door and end up in a bar adorned with a ton of brass skulls. But cooler even, you *could * lie on the floor and just stare at the ceiling of Noble Experiment, which is decorated with a collage of Renaissance paintings. (Like, you could, but you shouldn't.) Just go have a drink there.
13. La Balade des Gnômes: Durbuy, Belgium
This amazing hotel, reminiscent of Van Gogh paintings (or perhaps the palace of a sorceress), allows you to immerse yourself in pure, surrealist magic. Situated near Durbuy in Belgium, the hotel has 10 rooms, and every single one is crazy enough to transport you to an alternate universe filled with elements that are the complete opposite of "normal".
14. Moroccan Sky Riad: London, England
The Moroccan Sky Riad affords visitors with an impossibly magnificent view of London while tricking you into feeling you're in some exotic, faraway land. Plus, whose life goal isn't to chill under a glass dome amongst skyscrapers?
15. Huacachina Oasis: Huacachina, Perú
16. Iglu-Dorf: The Alps and Pyrenees
17. Palacio de Sal: Potosí, Bolivia
This hotel may look ordinary, until you consider that it's made entirely of salt. That's right: chairs, beds, walls...and even the peculiar ceilings (pictured above)...ALL SALT. Located in Potosí, Bolivia, it's a sweet...err, salty escape that combines nature and clever architecture in a place that's as exotic as it gets.
18. Attrap'Rêves: Allauch, France
This hotel's motto is pretty clear: Sleep under the stars. Staying at this spot will give you a chance to basically dream...in a dream. And as if that whole inception concept weren't enough, let's be honest — you gotta be crazy to not want to sleep INSIDE A DANG BUBBLE.
19. El Cosmico: Marfa, Texas
This hotel, product of Liz Lambert's mind, is located right outside of Marfa, Texas, and it's truly cosmical AF. It encourages you to trade a few days of the daily hustle and bustle of, well, LIFE for a few nights of peaceful stargazing — and maybe even a little tarot reading. Last but not least, it holds the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love every fall, on site.
20. Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel: Nesjavellir, Iceland
Looking like one of those giant vehicles on legs from Star Wars, the Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel has settled itself right in some mountainous lava fields in Iceland. Luckily, you can too! Watch the northern lights from a heated outdoor pool, and forget the real world even exists. #byefelicia
21. The Mirrorcube: Harads, Sweden
Remember pretending to be invisible as a kid? The Mirrorcube in the north of Sweden is probably as close as you will get. No, you won’t be totally invisible — duh — but you can live in a concealed refuge that’s a treehouse. And nothing in the world is better than a tree house, (or invisibility, for that matter) OK?