Armando Bermudez National Park, Dominican Republic
Who will love it: Type-A people who need to climb the biggest and tallest thing everywhere, no matter how hard; anyone who wants to see the DR away from the resorts
The DR has become a top tourism destination thanks mostly to its pristine beaches and the luxury resorts that line them. But heading inland is the way to truly experience the country's natural wonders, most prominently at this park -- home to Pico Duarte, a 10,164ft mountain, the tallest in the Caribbean and, east of the Rockies, the highest in North America. Climbing it is a 23-mile, three-day excursion deep into the Dominican wilderness, equal parts remote escape and physical challenge. But the reward at the end is a view above the clouds, literally the top of the Caribbean where you can take a selfie with a bust of Pico Duarte and gaze out over the entire country.