There are plenty of good reasons to take a once-in-a-lifetime vacation
: It can give you a fresh perspective, introduce you to new cultures, and inspire you to step outside of your comfort zone. But perhaps the best reason is the potential for truly epic fodder for your Instagram feed.
Earlier this month, our friends at Tiny Atlas Quarterly
hosted a photo show at The Montauk Beach House
featuring a gorgeous collection of images handpicked by a panel of guest judges that included Refinery29’s creative director Piera Geraldi and executive director of photography Brenda Milis, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and 20X200
founder Jen Bekman. Click through our slideshow to visit some of the world's most photogenic locales and get the fascinating back stories behind the incredible shots.