Simply the journey itself to Sacha Lodge—a tucked-away boutique hotel on the banks of Pilchicocha, a serene black lake within Ecuador’s rainforest—is an adventure.

Busan is considered South Korea’s “second city”—the younger sibling of glamorous and bustling Seoul. Yet it would be amiss to overlook all that Busan has to offer, namely beaches, warm weather, stunning scenery, and a more laid-back vibe than the big city.