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Dreamy Countryside Getaways

If you’re feeling stressed or burned out from the myriad pressures of urban life, a rural retreat just may be the perfect salve. Head to a hotel or resort that’s charmingly rural to unwind and unplug.
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Revel in Oman’s Natural Beauty


In contrast to the glittering skyscrapers of the big cities of its neighbor, the United Arab Emirates, Oman’s capital, Muscat, is a tranquil destination whose lower buildings show off the natural magnificence on display wherever you look. A half-day’s trip will take you to more remote locales, such as Wadi Mayh, a geological wonder, and Bandar Al Khayran, a secluded beach perfect for a picnic.
Discover Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Resort
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Discover a Surprisingly Tropical Paradise in Japan


A two-hour flight south from Tokyo’s frenetic bustle, Okinawa has its own culture, cuisine and a distinctly slower pace than the mainland. Explore the ancient ruins of the Ryuku Kingdom in the World Heritage Sites scattered around the island or enjoy swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving at nearby Kise Beach.
Explore The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
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Experience Small-Town Southern Charm in Georgia


The hidden gem that is The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is an open secret among its many repeat guests, who return year after year for golf, dining and a spa set amid a lakeside paradise. Though it’s not much more than an hour’s drive from Atlanta, you’ll find a wholly different vibe in this part of the state.
Discover The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
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Tap into the Desert’s Healing Properties in Rancho Mirage


Both the desert and the mountains are renowned for their healing abilities, and the American Southwest is particularly well suited for those in search of rejuvenation. Ideally situated near the resort town of Palm Springs and the natural oasis of Joshua Tree National Park, The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage offers an inspired getaway whose ambience blends seamlessly with the desert landscape.
Explore The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage