HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE NIGHT SKY in a place that’s truly far away from city lights and air pollution? It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before: suddenly, the night sky isn’t more black than light. The Milky Way lies thick across the sky, and shooting stars become much, much easier to see.

Unfortunately, most of us don’t live in places where this type of night sky is visible. So where should travelers go if they want to see a clear, dark night sky? Lyco.co.uk has put together an excellent guide for some of the best places in the world to stargaze. And you’d be surprised: there’s probably one near you.

Infographic by Lyco.co.uk