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There are family getaways, work trips, and those long weekends dedicated to all those miscellaneous out-of-town weddings and reunions. But, every once in awhile, you get to really take a vacation, and something about it — the scenery, the culture, or the energy — totally changes the way you see the world and yourself. These are the trips that you'll end up measuring all subsequent trips by and the ones that will quickly become your go-to "happy places" when you need to bliss out.
A week spent so far away from home is a luxury in every sense of the word, but if you've got the means to set your sights a little broader this year, click through to see the 15 spots that truly changed some of our staffers' lives.