The 8 Most Beautiful Lakes In the World and What to Do There

Reclaim your vacations with these stunning getaways.

Nowadays, a vacation means elbowing your way onto a crowded beach, or an all-too-short three day weekend, during which you probably spend the majority of your time binging on Netflix and drinking beer on the couch.

We can’t knock those pastimes, but we can advocate saving up your vacation days and taking your time off to the next level. For the ultimate relaxing getaway, check out these eight stunning feats of nature, with all of the sailing, windsurfing, and even ice-fishing you could possibly want.

Photos by Isolino Ferreira / Flickr