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Traveling the world is a dream for many. The military gives men and women the chance to go further than they ever imagined in countries that are both unfamiliar and fascinating.  

Of the following 8 military travel photos, what do you recognize? Where would you like to go? Join us as we take you around the world.

Auckland, New Zealand – The Indigenous People of New Zealand perform for U.S. Army Chief of Staff

(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/ Released)

Fais Island, Federated States of Micronesia – Islanders watch a C-130 Hercules fly overhead during Operation Christmas Drop

(U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Brasov, Romania  – A U.S. Army infantryman, rides in a Stryker armored vehicle during a parade welcoming the Soldiers to the city.

(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William A. Tanner)

(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William A. Tanner)

La Sierpe, Colombia – Personnel assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort paint a school during a community service event.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek Paumen/Released)

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derek Paumen/Released)

Souda Bay, Greece – Sailors of the U.S. 6th Fleet perform a routine patrol aboard a 36-foot patrol boat.

(U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)

(U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins/Released)

Busan, Republic of Korea – The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis arrives at Commander, Republic of Korea Fleet base in Busan, the new home for the U.S. Navy in Korea.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wesley J. Breedlove/Released)

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wesley J. Breedlove/Released)

Brisbane, Australia – Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Dearra Horton holds a snake to show students from the Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin A. Flinn/Released)

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin A. Flinn/Released)

Izu Peninsula, Japan – A C-130 Hercules Performs regular in-flight operations for training purposes.

(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker)

From amazing landscapes to diverse cultures, we have so much to gain from the world around us. Going abroad truly opens your eyes to new ways of living and thinking that can stick with you for the rest of your life.

Has the military taken you around the world? Let us know by sharing your own military travel photos!