5 Offbeat Vacations That Will Make You Feel Alive

If you think working out's invigorating now, try it in paradise. We're teaming up with the fitness experts at Women's Health to give one lucky winner a Yogascapes wellness retreat that puts the OM in OMG. You'll spend six days and seven nights on Costa Rica's gorgeous Osa Peninsula, with the sea on one side and the rainforest on the other. After you arrive (thanks to a $500 flight credit), you'll live like the Queen of the Jungle with a luxurious room, daily yoga classes, surf lessons, Thai massages, and more. Don't namaste at home — enter here to win, and keep reading for more life-changing vacation ideas.
Sure, you could spend your vacation chilling on the beach with your #hotdoglegs and a drink in your hand. But nonstop, 100% relaxation gets boring after awhile. To truly broaden your horizons, you need a little more stimulation — challenges, learning curves, maybe a language barrier or two. Well, look no further: We've rounded up a few awe-inspiring trips that are way off the beaten path. Click through for some bucket-list-worthy adventures that will show you what you're made of.

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