12/28/2013 08:37 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Most Spectacular Views Are High Above The Clouds

There is high… and then there’s sky-high.

While airplane window seats give us spectacular views from above, there are places in the world that don't require the hassle of airport security, blowing lots of money, or even boarding a plane.

Weather permitting, you can (literally!) stand above the clouds:

Ben Tharsuinn, UK
Ben Tarsuinn - above the clouds

Mt Haleakala, Hawaii
Haleakala clouds

the road up to Haleakala... above the clouds

Above the clouds

Grouse Mountain, Vancouver

Mailbox Peak, Washington

Mt Villarica, Chile
mt villarica

La Palma, Canary Islands
Above The Clouds

Mt Locke, Texas
Clouds Roll In (Pano)

Tomamu Resort, Hokkaido, Japan
sea of clouds at Tomamu - 19

Dubai from the Burj
Twice a year, a rolling fog covers the city of Dubai just as the sun rises.