What's your idea of paradise -- basking in the sun on a white sand beach or frolicking through fields of lavender in provincial France? Sit back, relax, and take a tour of the most calming locales in the world.
Imagine how lovely and fragrant it would be to stand in a blooming field of lavender like this one in Sault Plateau, France.
You don't always have to travel to a faraway place to escape. Lose yourself in your craft.
For sports enthusiasts, standing in a sea of devoted fans is heaven.
This could be you -- relaxing in the peaceful grass on Binevenagh Mountain in Northern Ireland, taking in a tranquil view of the water.
Sailing on the wide open sea is certainly freeing. Sail away with these boats off the coast of Sweden.
At Canyonlands National Park in Utah, the sun turns the earth to gold.
Go ahead. Stick your toes in the water. You're on a beach in Oceania, New Zealand.
Walk a rainy path through this forest of green bamboo in Kyoto, Japan.
You'd have to feel at peace when this is your view -- a Tuscan field with cypress trees in the distance.
Who says rain is a bad thing? Fans at the All Points West Music & Arts Festival in New Jersey praise the sky for sprinkling raindrops on the show.
If you're anything like the people of HowStuffWorks.com, then this opened book looks like paradise to you.
Snowball fight! Fresh snow and friends is the perfect combination.
Ah, the remains of the day. Sit back and sip wine while you take in a serene view of the grapevines.
Let's imagine it's a perfect 75 degrees Fahrenheit. All you can hear is the sound of the surf while you lie on the warm sand of this tiny Maldives island -- a tropical paradise.
Is paradise the sugar rush that eating one of these Krispy Kreme doughnuts triggers? Maybe.
If you have no fear of falling, this would be an absolute dream -- paragliding into the sunset over the peaceful pastures of Berkshire, England.
Pristine blue water and snowcapped mountains -- and you leaping through the air. It doesn't get better than that.