We know that a lot of you like to read our articles while you’re at work (naughty, naughty pandas), so we’ve created a virtual vacation trip with amazing hotels around the world that you’d rather be sitting in right now.

These locations will take you from the icy forests of Finland to the jungles of Bali and from the streets of Paris to the turquoise Mediterranean waters of Greece. As diverse as they are, there’s one thing tying them together – each location is perfectly suited for you to take a breather and relax. [Read more...]

In their fight to attract adventurous (and often wealthy) visitors, hotels have often been at the forefront of creative structure and interior design, struggling to create ever more intriguing and attractive rooms in ever more exotic locales. That’s why you get hotels perched atop cliff faces, hotels built inside of sea caves, hotels with waterfalls, and other amazing feats of engineering. Some, like the Conrad Maldives shown here or the Manta resort in Zanzibar, even let their guests sleep underwater.

These places look good (though probably a bit pricey), but I wonder about some of the sleeping arrangements. I’m not sure if I’d like to sleep together with my significant other in a bed that anyone could see! Although I guess that’ll only be worth worrying about once I can afford a trip to one of these places.

If you could pick one of these places as your next vacation destination, which would it be?

1. Äscher Cliff, Switzerland

Website: myswitzerland.com

2. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Website: kakslauttanen.fi

3. Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

Website: ladera.com

4. The Manta Resort, Zanzibar

Image credits: Genberg Underwater Hotels

5. Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand

Website: rayavadee.com

6. Shangri La, Paris

Website: shangri-la.com

7. Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese Polignano a Mare, Italy

Website: grottapalazzese.it

8. Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island

Website: conradhotels3.hilton.com

9. Panchoran Retreat, Bali

Website: panchoran-retreat.com

10. Hotel Ubud Hanging Gardens, Indonesia

Website: hanginggardensubud.com

11. Attrap Reves Hotel, France

Website: attrap-reves.com

12. Katikies Hotel-Oia, Greece

Website: katikies.com

13. Hotel Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Website: sirenuse.it

14. Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

Website: icehotel.com

15. The Cambrian Hotel, Adelboden, Switzerland

Website: thecambrianadelboden.com

16. Dedon Island Resort

Website: dedonisland.com

17. Homestead Resort and Spa, Utah, USA

Website: homesteadresort.com

18. Villa Escudero, Philippines

Website: villaescudero.com

19. Hotel-Restaurant Öschinensee, Switzerland

Website: oeschinensee.ch

20. Astarte Suits Hotel, Greece

Website: astartesuites.gr

21. Hotel Le Moulin du Roc, France

Website: moulinduroc.com

22. Juvet Landscape Resort, Norway

Website: juvet.com

23. Montana Magica Lodge, Chile

Website: huilohuilo.com

24. Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Website: giraffemanor.com