Ipanema, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Where to stay: Casa Mosquito. This boutique hotel is close enough to the beach for an evening sunset walk, but high enough on the mountain for a killer ocean view.  

Where to eat: Delírio Tropical. Offering healthy home cooked dishes, this Rio favorite offers quality meals make with local ingredients.

Nearby attractions: Hippie Fair. Held every Sunday in the heart of Ipanema, this crafts market is the perfect place to discover handmade jewelry, local clothing, and the best street food in town.

Deauville, Normandy, France

Where to stay: Hotel Barriere le Normandy. Opened in 1912, this historical hotel has a modern flair with hints of its elegant and classic past.

Where to eat: La Peniche. Feast on a boat within the Deauville Marina. Offering a casual dining experience with fine dining cuisine, the floating restaurant offers some of the best seafood in town.

Nearby attractions: Deauville-La Touques Racecourse. This world renowned horse racing track could be described as Normandy’s Kentucky Derby. Watch breathtaking thoroughbred horses take the tracks in both summer and winter seasons.

New Chums Beach, New Zealand

Where to stay: Indigo Bush Studios. Located across the island from the beach (but worth the 30 minute drive), these small mountainside apartments offer wood burning stoves, outdoor bathtubs, and private garden terraces.

Where to eat: Driving Creek Cafe. Visit this mudbrick cafe for vegetarian cuisine, used books, and local art.

Nearby attractions: Kauaeranga Kauri Trail. A lengthy hike leading to the Pinnacles lookout, offering incredible views of New Zealand coastline, rainforests, and mountain ranges.

Skanor Beach, Sweden

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Where to stay: Hotel Gässlingen. This chic scandinavian hotel is home to pool side suites, luxurious spa amenities, and a phenomenal restaurant specializing in Nordic cuisine.

Where to eat: Lindas Fingermat. A small eatery focusing on both local and global cuisine. Enjoy burgers, empanadas, and gourmet sandwiches on their small and charming patio.

Nearby attractions: Foteviken Museum. Wander through this open air museum to explore the buildings and lifestyle of Sweden’s Viking Age.

Carmel River State Beach, Carmel, California

Where to stay: Lincoln Green Inn. Stay in English style cottages at this quaint bed and breakfast. The charming bungalows include full kitchens, fireplaces, and stunning garden views.

Where to eat: Mission Ranch Restaurant. Eat delicious American style cuisine in a cozy farmhouse restored by Clint Eastwood.  

Nearby attractions: Monterey Bay Aquarium. Known for its breathtaking living kelp forest, the aquarium’s attractions range from interactive exhibitions, to mesmerizing live performances.

Chaweng Noi Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand

Where to stay: Ozo Chaweng Samui. Watch the sunrise over the Gulf of Thailand in this stylish beachside hotel.

Where to eat: Phensiri Thai Restaurant. Enjoy traditional Thai cuisine at this small bistro. Tucked away in the streets of Ko Samui, Phensiri’s curry, fried rice, and duck rolls are to die for.

Nearby attractions: Samui Bungy Jump. Get your adrenaline pumping at Samui’s only bungy jump. The 50 metre dive offers spectacular views of Chaweng Noi Beach and its neighboring attractions.

Port d’Alcúdia, Majorca, Spain

Where to stay: Botel Alcudiamar Club. Come for their lagoon-style pool, stay for their terraced, marine-inspired suites.

Where to eat: Ca’n Punyetes. Enjoy tapas, fresh seafood, and fine wine at this local favorite.

Nearby attractions: Pollentia Ruins. Founded in 123 BC, these ancient roman ruins are a curious sight to any traveler interested in Europe’s history.

Kennedy Lake Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

Where to stay: Wya Point Resort. A stone’s throw away from Kennedy Lake, this resort is set on 600 acres of forest and offers yurts, camping, and lodges for accomodation.

Where to eat: Abbondanza. Located in the neighboring town of Ucluelet, this low key pizza joint is known for its mouth watering fermented dough and classic wood fired flavors.

Nearby attractions: Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. Hike the trail to this historical lighthouse for picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean.

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