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Stay. Costa Rica. An Open Air Rainforest Lodge with Monkeys.

What: Lapa Rios Where: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica What makes it special Combine the Blue Lagoon with Swiss Family Robinson and Lost and you’re getting close to the experience of Lapa Rios. With 1,000 acres in the middle of a rainforest, this expansive luxury resort gives you a sustainable tourism experience where you can co-exist with Costa Rican nature without the restrictions…

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Stay. Upstate New York. Escape to a Cottage in the Finger Lakes.

What: Single Island Shores Where: Finger Lakes, NY What makes it special While concrete jungles have their own beauty, they typically lack the color green. If you’re looking for a little nature time away without the buzz of the city, the Finger Lakes are a perfect quick drive upstate. Single Island Shores offers well-appointed cabin rentals right on Seneca…

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Stay. Ireland. Live Your Own Game of Thrones in One of Ireland’s Many, Many Castles.

What: Dromoland Castle Where: Dromoland, County Clare, Ireland What makes it special It’s not often you get to stay in a 15th Century castle built on ancestral lands that have been overseen for over a thousand years, but Dromoland Castle gives you that chance. Don’t worry about that medieval stank, because the whole place was renovated to…

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Eat. Japan. Taste the Best Tuna in Nara.

What: Maguro Koya Where: Nara, Japan What makes it special Japanese restaurants are usually known for one specific thing, be it udon noodles or tempura or sushi. Some, though, go even further and specialize in a single ingredient. That’s the case with Maguro Koya in the Japanese city of Nara where the name of the game is…

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