Where can you experience surreal views of the CLEAREST WATER in the world?!

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Zanzibar, Tanzania!!

Some fun things to do while your in Zanzibar are a spice tour, explore Stone Town, and Prison Island (20-30 minute boat ride)!!

I guess you can do all of these excursions, but MY RECOMMENDATION would be to sit back, soak up some of that much needed Vitamin C from the sun, and enjoy the surreal views of the ocean.

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Zanzibar by day, and Zanzibar by night…BOTH BEAUTIFUL!

(All of these photos were taken by a close friend, Luke!)

Where can you watch a movie AND eat upscale French-Italian cuisine?!

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Cine de Chef, Seoul, South Korea

I quote from The Official Site of Korea Tourism, “CGV Cine de Chef is a new style restaurant that connects both move theater and restaurant. This luxurious, but cozy restaurant has seven exquisite chefs that offer delicious French and Italian food. Screen A is equipped with luxurious electronic chairs, Hi-Fi system, 11.1 surround sound system, and three-dimensional sound with a sense of depth anywhere in a 360° span while Screen B offers leather sofas for couples with diverse styles, red egg chairs, and side tables to hold drinks (using drink services).”

Warning: It may cost you, tickets usually start at $54!!

If you’re interested in a more detailed review of the food and overall experience check this out … http://korea.stripes.com/restaurant-guide/cine-de-chef-wine

Where can you feel at ease with a PERFECT view of the STARS?!

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Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland!!  Accommodations at the hotel are either a glass igloo, A SNOW IGLOO, or very cozy log cabins!

This remote area is perfect for viewing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), just imagine being comfortable and warm relaxing in the glass igloo while viewing the spectacular Northern Lights!!

Ice fishing             berry and mushroom picking

**Bonus: Hotel Kakslauttanen offers some RARE ACTIVITIES in the Winter and Summer.

WINTER there is ice fishing, ICE SWIMMING, ice karting, reindeer safaris, and MUCH MORE.

SUMMER there is mushroom and berry picking, mountain biking, hiking, and forest scooter safaris.

I’ve provided a link to Hotel Kakslauttanens website…http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/en/

Where can you play golf, and experience BREATHTAKING views?!

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Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand!!

http://www.capekidnappers.com

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If your not crazy about golf, visit a sheep farm and have a picnic, read a book, or write…the options are endless! ULTIMATE RELAXATION!!

**BONUS: If you’re a fan of the Lord of the Rings movies then you can go visit where some of the scenes were shot!

Where can you bask in lavender fields and learn to cook delicious French cuisine?!

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Provence, France!!

The International Kitchen provides a fun and relaxing way to cook Provencal cuisine.  You can go on a “culinary vacation” for a few days, or just attend a one day cooking class!

http://www.theinternationalkitchen.com/cooking-vacations/france/provence-cote-dazur

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**Bonus: If you’re already in Provence checkout EUROPE’S DEEPEST CANYON, Gorges du Verdon!  You can take a hike, swim, rent a kayak, , or simply drive around the rim!

Where can you get DIRTY relaxing in mud and it BENEFIT YOUR HEALTH?!

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Calistoga, California!! (USA)

You can experience a mud spa like this at Dr. Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort!! (http://www.drwilkinson.com )

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It doesn’t get much more romantic than this, what do you think?! You can find these COUPLE MUD BATHS at Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa and Resort (http://www.goldenhaven.com)

**Bonus: There are some HEALTH BENEFITS of mud spas.  It can help alleviate aches and muscle pains. Another advantage is the soothing effect mud and its minerals (sodium, magnesium, and potassium) can have on the skin.

Side note: Below I’ve listed another spa that has been recommended by friends and family that specializes in the “mud spa treatments.”

**Calistoga Ranch (http://www.calistogaranch.com) ** RECOMMENDED

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**Bonus: If you’re already in Calistoga you mine as well visit the famous OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER!!

Where can you drink BEER and bathe in it?!

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Karlovy vary Treatment Spa, Czech Republic!!! Some other countries that are well-known for their beer spas are Germany, and Austria!

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**Bonus: Bathing in beer can BENEFIT your health!!

I’ve listed some websites that discuss these health benefits….(I’ve just listed a few, there are MANY more!)

http://www.healinglifestyles.com/index.php/best-thing-about-beer

http://voices.yahoo.com/five-ways-beer-benefit-health-appearance-7826674.html?cat=5

http://ezinearticles.com/?Beer-Lovers!—Cheers-to-Healthy-Skin-Care&id=3109162

Where can you enjoy a historical site lit up by magical lights at night?!

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Anapji Pond (located in Gyeongju National Park, South Korea) was constructed by order of King Munmu in 674 CE.!!  Not only is there an interesting story behind this historical site, but it also makes for a safe evening picnic, walk, or bike ride.

Where can you enjoy twinkling stars and a glowing Ocean?!

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The Maldive Islands, Cayman Islands, and Puerto Rico!! (among other places)  This “blue glow” is from phytoplankton. (They are microscopic sea creatures!)

**Bonus: You can also experience these microscopic sea creatures kayaking, or even diving at night!!

Where can you enjoy a nice stroll completely surrounded by flowers?!

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In the beautiful Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan!

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