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Jungle Escapes

Luxury and Adventure Await

There’s no better place to unplug than the jungle. With extraordinary wildlife, lush landscapes and untouched surroundings, it’s the perfect atmosphere for both adventure and serenity. Head to Panama’s newly opened Islas Secas, an entire archipelago of luxury and seclusion waiting to be explored; or Dominica’s recently reopened Secret Bay, where voluntourism provides a way to give back to the peaceful island. No matter where you travel, you can’t go wrong with these paradise-level escapes.  

Osla Palenque, Panama

@Isla Palenque

Just opened in the past year, Isla Palenque is that rare place where luxury meets the wild wonder of the jungle. With no less than seven secluded beaches and 400 acres of lush rainforest, this private island resort is a choose-your-own-adventure kind of escape: hike amongst tropical wildlife, paddleboard in bright blue waters or enjoy the best whale watching in Panama. Though, in a place like this, we wouldn’t blame you if you spent the day blissed out in a beachfront hammock instead.

Islas Secas, Panama

@Olivia Von Christierson

Also brand new and off the coast of Panama is Islas Secas—a resort boasting an entire archipelago made up of 14 magnificent islets. Though remote—guests must travel by plane, car and boat to reach it—this gorgeous spot doesn’t sacrifice luxury: make yourself at home in one of nine private villas, complete with plunge pools and an indoor-outdoor feel. After a day spent snorkeling and exploring this tropical wonderland, there’s nothing better than falling asleep to the sounds of nature.

Secret Bay, Dominica

@Vicky Nanowski

Newly reopened Secret Bay is the ultimate destination for adventurous and environmentally conscious travelers. This eco-hotel prides itself on ethical luxury and sustainable practices—guests can even participate in voluntourism projects and assist with Hurricane Maria rehabilitation. With just six villas on the property and countless untouched natural wonders to explore, expect an intimate and transformative experience.

Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador

@Mashpi Lodge

This spot takes the term “eco-lodge” to the next level: Mashpi Lodge was built into Ecuador’s existing jungle landscape, so not a single tree was removed during construction. Respect for the rainforest is apparent in every aspect of this luxurious oasis—glass walls ensure that greenery is never out of sight, and 500 species of birds, trees and frogs surround this nature-lover’s paradise.

Awasi Iguazu, Argentina


Nestled deep in the Argentinian rainforest, you’ll find the perfect marriage of comfort and adventure at Awasi Iguazu. Explore the spectacular surroundings with the help of your private guide (assigned to each one of the 14 villas) and prepare to be awestruck by the natural wonder of Iguazu Falls, just 20 minutes from the lodge. End the day with a dip in your private plunge pool, an exquisite meal at canopy level, and then drift off to the ambient sounds of the rainforest.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Peru


Journey into the Peruvian Amazon and we can guarantee you’ll never be the same. The award-winning Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica boasts blissful cabanas and soothing spa experiences, all surrounded by magnificent wildlife and the magic of the rainforest. But there’s plenty of adventure to be had, too; guests are welcome to choose from an array of unforgettable excursions, from river boat rides to nighttime hikes.

Cristalino Lodge, Brazil

@Cristalino by Samuel Melim

Brazil’s Cristalino Lodge is a rainforest escape that attracts wildlife enthusiasts looking for a spectacular Amazonian sanctuary. Cozy yet spacious, the bungalows balance design and comfort, while two huge observation towers offer unparalleled views of the treetops. With forest conservation efforts and ecological education initiatives, guests can rest easy knowing that Cristalino prioritizes responsible tourism.

"This sculpture is called "Transmission" by artist Daniel Popper. Its a reminder that we are all rooted in love, unity and the divine. She stands a towering 28 feet tall and is located on Mojave Moon Ranch in Joshua Tree. The land is private property, so you can see it from the viewing platform off of Sunfair Road. And take it from me, it's best viewed at sunset."

Reel: @johnofah

There's more to Greece than the white and blue buildings and the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. If you're planning a visit, check out these places below!

📍Kokkinopilos. Preveza
📍Verliga Dragon lake, Thessaly
📍Ithaca island, lonian Sea
📍Aoos springs lake, Epirus
📍Lake Prespes, Macedonia
📍Balda di Stringa waterfalls, Epirus
📍Meteora, Thessaly
📍Pelion, Thessaly
📍Lake Zorika, Epirus
📍Mt Lakmos
📍Crete island, Aegean Sea
📍Gistova Dragon lake, Macedonia

Reel: @farawayfarers

Swim or kayak through the limestone cliffs of the Twin Lagoon, a must-visit destination for those traveling to Coron, Palawan, Philippines. It is called "twin" lagoon because it consists of two lagoons separated by a limestone cliff, with one lagoon on top of the other. The water in the inner lagoon is warm and clear, with a stunning turquoise color that makes it popular for swimming and snorkeling.

Reel: @travelifejournal

Take a dip in a series of seven saltwater lagoons located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The Lagoons of Baltinache are known for their beautiful turquoise waters and unique geological formations. The high concentration of minerals in the water gives it a unique buoyancy that makes swimming in the lagoons a unique experience.

Reel: @everchanginghorizon

Watching the sun rise above the clouds at Haleakalā National Park is one of the most memorable experiences you could have. Haleakalā is a Hawaiian name that means “House of the Sun” and is an awesome place to watch the clear night sky and stars fade away as the sun lights up the sky and the earth.

Reel: @girlchill_sunset

Just 1 hour from Shanghai by train, Cherry Blossom Valley is a popular tourist destination, particularly in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The valley is named after the thousands of cherry blossom trees that cover the area and create a stunning display of pink and white flowers. The trees were originally planted in the 1980s by a group of Japanese experts who were invited to China to help with reforestation efforts. The best time to visit is typically in late March or early April. Get there early to beat the crowds!

Reel: @cyncynti

New Zealand is unbelievable. See it for yourself:

1. Fiordland National Park
2. A classic backcountry hut trip
3. Blue Pools walk
4. Hooker Lake
5. Milford Sound
6. Lake Pukaki

Reel: @kylekotajarvi

Surrounded by lush greenery, towering karst mountains, and the river flowing through, the Detian Waterfall is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of the close relationship between China and Vietnam. It is the largest waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest cross-border waterfall in the world.

Reel: @sophoebelous

Escape to a serene and peaceful oasis away from the bustling city of Marrakech at Le Jardin Secret—a beautiful and historic garden where visitors can escape the noise and chaos and enjoy the beauty of nature. The garden was originally built in the 16th century and is home to many different species of plants, including exotic flowers, citrus trees, and palm trees.

Reel: @hypermiggzz

For a magical moment and bucket list travel experience, visit the end point of the annual monarch butterfly migration. Starting in August, the monarchs travel 2,800 miles south from Canada, making a temporary home amid the towering trees of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, where the two most popular sanctuaries to view them are el Rosario in the state of Michoacan and Piedra Herrada in Estado de México. Standing in silence while thousands of delicate wings beat in unison is something you'll never forget.

Reel: @juliiathompson

There's just something beautiful about snow covered landscapes like this popular attraction in southwestern Utah. Known for its unique geology, @brycecanyonnps_gov consists of a series of natural amphitheaters, called "hoodoos," formed by erosion of the rock layers.

Photo: @nathanleeallen

As we experience a couple more weeks of winter, we can't help but dream of tropical destinations like Hawaii. The warm water, sunny skies, and consistent waves make it an ideal destination for surfers. Hawaii has a vibrant surf culture and community and is also a beautiful place to explore outside of the water, with lush green mountains, stunning beaches, and unique cultural experiences.

Reel: @christopherballadarez

1. @sequoiakingsnps, California
2. @canyonlandsnps, Utah
3. @olympic_nps, Washington
4. @whitesandsnps, New Mexico
5. Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
6. Knik Glacier, Alaska

Reel: @nathanleeallen