By Lacey Maulding

Summer’s here, and that means it’s time to cash in a few vacation days. So why not ditch the water wings and koozie and head to territory unexplored for truly scenic surfing, biking, climbing and more? Book a ticket to one of these global hotspots for the most breathtaking outdoor action known to man. Don't forget the sunscreen ...

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Fly Fishing: Sun Valley, Idaho

Why it’s the best: A freshwater Mecca for anglers, the slow-moving spring creeks of Sun Valley offer a serene oasis, not to mention a constant stream of brown and rainbow trout. Best time to go: June–September


Mountain Biking: Moab, Utah

Why it’s the best: The ride through the warm-colored canyons and mesa tops is a visual spectacle for bikers with nearly all levels of experience. Best time to go: Spring or fall


Surfing: Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

Why it’s the best: Known for their perfect waves, the Mentawai Islands have breaks ranging from crystal-clear barrels to soft, white-capped swells. It’s like heaven on earth, bro. Best time to go: May–August

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