In Tuscany, the pursuit of mens sana in corpore sano (a healthy mind in a healthy body) has been popular since the Etruscans first discovered the pleasures of communal bathing in the many natural thermal spas of this famously photogenic region of Italy.
A sophisticated alpine resort in the heart of France’s fourth largest ski area.
According to alpine folklore here, good St. Nicholas rewards well-behaved children with presents while his demonic counterparts—called Krampus—punish miscreants.
For solitude seekers, the island’s Robinson Crusoe siren call is irresistible.
A group of men in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, some of whom used to be poachers, now spearhead the Scorpions, an NGO-funded anti-poaching squad.