America's Secret Swimming Holes

Launch yourself into the country's sexiest natural spots to cool off! From the aquamarine waters of Havasu Falls to a crystal-blue oasis in New Mexico, these places are hidden and hard to reach but well worth the adventure.

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Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef

Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef

Go deep under the sea and explore the world's largest reef system on a scuba trip to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's seven natural wonders.
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Heli-Skiing in Alaska

Heli-Skiing in Alaska

In the mood for some heart-stopping fun? Super-advanced ski and board hounds head to Alaska for heli-skiing, the planet's most extreme winter-sports experience. 960 1280

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Camel Caravan in the Sahara

Camel Caravan in the Sahara

Climb aboard a camel caravan for a trek across the expansive Sahara Desert for an unforgettable adventure. Just make sure to wear sun screen, the desert sun is not something to play with. 960 1280

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Climb Up Mount Everest

Climb Up Mount Everest

A place of wonder, mystery and legend, Mount Everest beckons climbers from all over the world. Set off on a hiking expedition to the top of Nepal's most beautiful, and the world's tallest, mountain. 960 1280

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Canyon-Jumping in France

Canyon-Jumping in France

Go for an extreme adrenaline rush as you fly through the air on a canyon-jumping adventure over Bourne Gorges at Vercors Regional Natural Park in France.

 

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Enjoy an African Safari

Enjoy an African Safari

Get up close and personal with nature's most beautiful creatures on an African safari. And be on the lookout for the 'Big Five': lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and cape buffaloes.
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White-Water Rafting in Arizona

White-Water Rafting in Arizona

There are many ways to experience the expansive beauty of Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park, but a wild white-water rafting adventure is the most extreme by far. 960 1280

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Running With the Bulls in Spain

Running With the Bulls in Spain

There are things to do before you die and then there are things that might actually bring on an untimely end. Trying to outrun a very angry, half-ton beast with sharp horns during Spain's Running of the Bulls is probably high on the list of life-endangering adventures. 960 1280

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Rock Climbing Over the Kullen Sea

Rock Climbing Over the Kullen Sea

Take ultimate rock climbing to a whole new level by scaling rocks high above the churning Kullen Sea in Sweden. 960 1280

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The Parthenon in Nashville

The Parthenon in Nashville

Nashville's Parthenon is a scale replica of the original in Athens, Greece. 960 1280

  

The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville

The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville

Built in an elaborate Beaux-Arts style, Nashville's Hermitage Hotel plays host to country music stars and politicians alike. 960 1280

  

Centennial Park in Nashville

Centennial Park in Nashville

Nashville's Centennial Park houses many curiosities, like an old bomber plane from the Tennessee Air Guard. 960 1280

  

An Antique Train Car

An Antique Train Car

An antique train car sits in Nashville's Centennial Park. 960 1280

  

Lake Watauga in Nashville's Centennial Park

Lake Watauga in Nashville's Centennial Park

Lake Watauga in Nashville's Centennial Park. 960 1280

  

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan intersects with Manhattan's Chelsea Market. 960 1280

  

High Above the City Streets

High Above the City Streets

The High Line incorporates modern architecture and indigenous plant life to create a unique urban park 30-feet above the city streets. 960 1280

  

The Standard Hotel

The Standard Hotel

The Standard Hotel straddles the High Line with floor-to-ceiling windows and fantastic views. 960 1280

  

The High Line's Modern Design

The High Line's Modern Design

The High Line incorporates wooden lounge chairs into its modern design, allowing pedestrians to linger in the afternoon sun. 960 1280

  

Produce at Chelsea Market

Produce at Chelsea Market

A selection of produce on sale at Chelsea Market. 960 1280

  

The Standard's Skating Rink

The Standard's Skating Rink

Manhattan's Standard Hotel features a seasonal skating rink just off the High Line. 960 1280

  

Jamaica Pond in Massachusetts

Jamaica Pond in Massachusetts

Jamaica Pond is the largest fresh water lake in the state of Massachusetts and part of the Emerald Necklace chain of parks. 960 1280

  

Pancakes at Sorella's

Pancakes at Sorella's

Old-school Boston diner Sorella's serves up generous breakfast fare, including dozens of pancake varieties. 960 1280

  

State Capital Building in Massachusetts

State Capital Building in Massachusetts

An outside shot of the state capitol building in Massachusetts. 960 1280

  

Israel

Israel

Julie Henderson: “Israel was one of the sexiest shoots I’ve been on. There is something very mysterious about Israel. Being in Israel with gorgeous swimsuits and surrounded by historic ruins made the trip completely surreal.” 960 1280

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Spain

Spain

Ariel Meredith: “The sexiest shoot location would have to be Spain. Flamencos dancing in the background while you shoot is pretty sexy! But being in the Bahamas for body painting was the icing on the cake … we were NUDE ... sexy, sexy!” 960 1280

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Zambia

Zambia

Genevieve Morton: “My sexiest shoot location was in Zambia, because it brought out my wild side and pushed me to limits I didn’t think I could go to. However, Australia also challenged me because it was simple enough to bring about a sex appeal that was raw and new.” 960 1280

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Kaui, Hawaii

Kaui, Hawaii

Emily DiDonato: “I would say Kauai, Hawaii, because it has a lot of beautiful rural land that meets the water. I shot at the beach and also deep in the forest and it felt really wild and untouched, which I thought was sexy.” 960 1280

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Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Natasha Barnard: “Without a doubt Whitehaven Beach in Australia. We got there by seaplane and I can’t even begin to describe how magical it was. It’s like a deserted island with baby-powder sand and it’s right on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Humidity and wet sand made this shoot really sexy!” 960 1280

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Guilin, China

Guilin, China

Jess Gomes: “Guilin, China, was my sexiest shoot to date … it felt so surreal and the light was beautiful and misty. The backdrop was perfection and really gave me the feeling of being a sexy goddess!” 960 1280

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Namibia

Namibia

Adaora: “My sexiest shoot location was in Namibia. One of the shots involved me wearing a tiny 2-piece bikini in bed, which was situated near the balcony of a tented lodge. The walls were rolled up so I basically had an open backdrop of red sand, swaying brush, magnificent hills, the radiant sun and even a few wildlife! So sexy!” 960 1280

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St. Lucia

St. Lucia

Hannah Davis: “Sexiest shoot location had to be St. Lucia. The beaches were stunning and secluded! The pitons made the perfect backdrop! Reminds me of where I grew up in the Virgin Islands.” 960 1280

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Jessica Perez: “Costa Rica because I was in the rainforest surrounded by everything incredible that nature has to offer, so it was easy to get lost in the moment.” 960 1280

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Zambia

Zambia

Irina Shayk: “Every year, the locations get sexier and sexier. It was Zambia last year and I had to get wild, handling a cheetah on a leash and surrounded by wild zebras. Shooting in Spain this year, it was a beautiful and steamy 120 degrees. Regardless of the location, you can’t help but feel sexy because all you wear is a small bikini!” 960 1280

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Exuma, Bahamas

Exuma, Bahamas

Anne V: “The sexiest location I have ever shot in was while body painting in Great Exuma, Bahamas. There’s nothing more beautiful and sexy than miles and miles of the whitest sand, warm turquoise water and the most spectacular sunsets! This paradise definitely brings out your inner beauty and sex appeal.” 960 1280

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