Residents of the northern hemisphere use the term “Blue Monday” to describe the “depressing” day of the year that occurs on the third Monday of January. Despite the lack of a scientific basis, we can still celebrate Blue Monday by taking part in blues-themed activities. A visit to any one of these places is sure to leave you with a smile on your face because of the stunning cerulean, indigo, and aquamarine hues.
The Maldives are the first place we plan to visit when we go on vacation.
In the minds of many, “blue” conjures up images of pristine waters and starry skies. The Maldives, a tropical island chain off the coast of India, has everything. You can see it all if you go on an island hopping cruise.
Second on the list is Belize.
A trip to the Maldives may be on your bucket list. Belize is the place to go if you’re looking for a tropical paradise with stunning beaches, breathtaking scenery, and an indigo-hued diving spot.
The city of Banff, Alberta, Canada, is ranked third.
Sunnier climates aren’t always the best for escaping the baby blues. Banff Provincial Park has a number of lakes that are so vividly blue it’s hard to believe they’re fresh water, like the well-known Peyto Lake and Lake Louise.
Located in the Moroccan country of Morocco, Chefchaouen is a city in the region.
Chefchaouen’s man-made blues are just as stunning as the naturally occurring blues in the area. Some people in Chefchaouen believe the color blue repels mosquitoes, while others believe that it was used by Jewish refugees to flee persecution in Morocco during World War II. It doesn’t really matter, because the city itself is stunning.
Our number five pick is the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.
Anyone who visits Iceland should not miss the Blue Lagoon, which is an excellent place to cool off in the summer heat. As the water is heated by geothermal energy, it is said to contain beneficial minerals for the skin. A relaxing experience even if you don’t see a thing is the water here in this natural area.