June 8, 2013

Teahupo'o, Tahiti

Photograph by Zak Noyle, ZUMA/Alamy

"Anywhere far away from my job!" That was Pablo Cardemil's response when we asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite summer destinations. So our editors chose a place that's likely to be a good distance from your job—no matter where you work.

Here, a surfer lives the dream near the village of Teahupo'o on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. Go for the spectacle—only the most capable of surfers venture to catch Teahupo'o waves. When not admiring their attempts, go diving in a lagoon, shop in the 155-year-old public market in Papeete, or relax in a spa.

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