While beach vacations are timeless—you truly don’t need much more than a comfortable resort, warm waters, and a good book to read. Technology and globalization can make the world feel small and thoroughly explored. But there are always places to discover—and rediscover—for yourself. In 2017, you’re going to need your passport–and your sense of adventure. Our top destinations to visit this year will have you heading out on safari, exploring historic Eastern Europe and South America, tapping into Scandinavia’s natural wonders, sunbathing on the beaches of Asia and Africa and discovering hidden gems both at home and abroad.