California’s dreamy landscapes will fill your seven-day trip with good vibes. The giant sequoia trees and sweeping views of Yosemite National Park will leave you spellbound. After you’ve lost your heart to the Yosemite Valley, lose your stress in Wine Country. Bike rides and wine tastings against vineyard backdrops prepare you for a final taste of the Golden State: a road trip along the scenic switchbacks of the Pacific coast and a walk among rangy redwood trees.
Island-hop around the Hebridean Isles of Scotland’s mystical northwest, taking seven days to explore true tranquility in a speckled landscape that was seemingly ripped from a storybook. Journey 100mi (160km) from Inverness, yet feel millions of miles further from the mainland as you wander wild beaches and hike through the flat-topped hills of Raasay. On each new isle, a gift: serene scenery in Skye, heritage in Harris and long walks on the golden sands of Lewis.
To connect with a place as biodiverse as Costa Rica, you’ll have to witness the wild during the day and night. This extensive nine-day trip will keep you engaged with moonlit sloth viewing in Monteverde and whitewater rafting through La Fortuna. When you’re not drinking in the country’s coffee culture, take your head out of the cloud forest and down to the shoreline with surf lessons and mountain biking in Tamarindo.
With its balmy climate and astonishing blue waters, it’s not surprising that some of the friendliest people in the world live in Bali. Get to know what makes the locals so content by swimming in waterfalls, biking around rice paddies and experiencing aerial yoga. You can even offer a sacred symbol of gratitude known as a Canang Sari at Batukaru Temple – you’ll certainly want to give thanks for such a life-changing trip.