Float in a cenote, or underwater cave, in Pac Chen, one of the traditional Mayan villages in the Yucat?n Peninsula visited by the tourism collective Alltournative. Later, feast on cochinita pibil, a traditional Mayan dish in which a suckling pig, wrapped in banana leaves, is slow-roasted in a pit in the ground.
38.THE OTHER ANCIENTS
Skip the pyramids. Instead of Cairo's laser-lit tourist trap, visit Petra, Jordan's ancient red-rock city in the Wadi Musa valley. Three nights a week, Bedouin musicians perform in concerts illuminated by 1,800 candles at the Treasury.
39.PARDON MY COLLECTION
Geek out in the bush during one of Earthwatch Institute's 15-day data-collecting expeditions. After hard days of compiling figures in the name of science on the Sweetwaters Black Rhino Reserve in Kenya, dinners of Nile perch and nyama choma (grilled meat) await you.
40.A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED SCRUB
Screw seaweed (No. 26); bathe at Flex, Cleveland's 50,000-square-foot gay bathhouse -- with a full hotel, bar, restaurants, pools, and plenty of cozy nooks for "socializing."
41.WANDER LONELY AS A CLOUD (AND THEN IDENTIFY WHICH ONE)
The great Romantic poet William Wordsworth "wandered lonely as a cloud," but if you've ever wondered exactly what kind of cloud he was, this three-day cloud-watching field trip (June 19-21) in the bucolic downs of southern England might furnish you with answers to this and other of "life's important questions." If introspection isn't your thing, treat the tour as an excuse to spend a long afternoon on your back in a grassy meadow (albeit after a pint of the local ale).
The School of Life is behind this trippy excursion. MORE INFO
42.DOLCE & CABANAS
Develop a thing for guys in tight denim and the whine of Vespas at Hub, Italy's best queer dance party. Mama Mia, the Hub's home club, is a sprawling complex in Marina di Torre del Lago, a gay beach town in Viareggio. Multiple dance floors and bars, a men-only play space, go-go boys, drag queens, and a patio overlooking the ocean keep the crowd going until dawn. (Accessible only by car; often opens in an alternate location during summer.)