Do you ever see a picture online (or, ahem, on Pinterest) and assume there’s no way it’s real?

With the range of editing tools now available to us all, it’s hard to differentiate between what’s real and what’s wishful thinking—and a bit of Photoshop. So when we come across a real spot that looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss storybook, it’s important to give them the credit they deserve.

These nine places around the world are exactly that: real-life destinations that almost seem too good to be true (or, in this case, to beautiful to be real).