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An Entire Springwater Center Springwater, NY

You know what they say: Silence is golden. That’s never more apparent than at Springwater Center, where seven-day silent retreats ($616) encourage a little less conversation. Guests can walk secluded trails through New York’s Finger Lakes region, visit the library and solarium, and meditate. Don’t think you can zip it for a week? The center holds threeand four-day retreats, too. + we also love Siddhayatan in Windom, Texas

Go for a Dip Arenal Hot Springs La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Unplugging is as much about maintaining a certain mindset as it is taking action, and Costa Rica’s la pura vida epitomizes that mentality. And there’s no better place than La Fortuna to embrace a laid-back lifestyle. About three hours from San Jose, the town is home to Arenal Volcano and plenty of hot springs. Relax at Baldi Hot Springs, and don’t skip Arenal Volcano National Park.

Design Your Own Getaway Far and Away Adventures Sun Valley, ID

Specializing in “wilderness luxury,” Far and Away Adventures allows you to custom-build your vacation. While most trips take place on or near the Middle Fork of Idaho’s Salmon River, the adventures vary from fly-fishing to whitewater rafting, with agespecific options. Whether you’re an advanced outdoorsman or you prefer hot springs to hiking, Far and Away works with you to create your ideal getaway and provides a staff of expert guides for every level of adventurer.

Seek Solitude Blancaneaux Lodge Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Belize

Swap the concrete jungle for one filled with lush greenery, diverse wildlife, and a secluded hideaway. Owned by director Francis Ford Coppola, Blancaneaux Lodge (from $289) features 23 cabanas and excursions ranging from a hunt for orchids to an evening expedition through Chiquibul Forest Reserve. + we also love Haramara Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF FAR AND AWAY ADVENTURES

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