Let's face it; you need a vacation. Life is short, and it is crucial to take time to enjoy the world and all its wonders. From cocktails on a sunny beach, exploring every inch of a cultural site, or hiking through a jungle, there are countless destinations to choose from. Our experiences shape our lives, and new ones keep us young.

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01Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

A beach vacation is perfect when you need to turn your brain off and relax. Punta Cana is full of resorts that offer all-inclusive packages. The bottomless drinks, delicious seafood, and stunning beaches will make you feel like you have awoken in paradise. We recommend traveling to the Dominican from March to May. While it is warm all year long, avoid hurricane season from June to November. Entertain yourself throughout the week by booking a few excursions. Our top picks are swimming with the dolphins, driving an ATV on the beach and taking a zip line through the jungle. Or, take a boat tour to a nearby island where you can snorkel. These excursions usually are between 4-8 hours, and their prices range from $100-$200 per person.

Sunrise over the beach. Punta Cana