INSTAGRAM – Hey outdoorsy travelers, we get why you do what you do. The fresh air, the good-kind-of-sore muscles, the jaw-dropping, breathtaking, outta-this-world views. Of course you do it for yourself, but, thanks to smartphones and the Internet, you now have a way to prove that you did jump off that Mediterranean cliff. For those chained to your desks this week, check out these 13 ideas for making the most of the gorgeous landscapes around you. Who knows? Maybe you'll lace up those hiking boots over the weekend and hit the trails running.
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Heal sore muscles with a dip in a natural hot spring.
Where the rocks and the soil are as red as a Martian landscape.
Put on your flippers and meet pals in the middle of the ocean.
Meet bull elk at 11,000 feet along Trail Ridge Road.
Paddle your way to The White House. (As seen from the footbridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island.)
Go where Spanish moss meets Texas surf.
Kite at sunset.
Make a grand entrance into the Meditteranean.
Painting in the wild makes for the best kind of art.
Point and click toward The Old Man of Storr.
When there's no water in sight, kiteboard in an old airfield.
Trek off course for a spectacular view of .
Soar into the mountains to see the amazing Aiguilles de Bavella (Needles of Bavella).