People like adventure in their lives. Research shows that a chance to break away from the normal rhythms of daily life reduces stress and improves health and well-being.

In 2016 more than 21,000 people from four regions in America ranked the best countries to to fulfill your wanderlust. They were asked about 80 countries’ specific characteristics. In the case of adventure, the ranking is based on “an equally weighted average of scores from five country attributes that relate to adventure found within a country: friendly, fun, pleasant climate, scenic and sexy. Here are the top 5.

1. Brazil

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2. Italy

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3. Spain

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4. Thailand

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5. Greece

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See 5-10 HERE