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World Wonders

web Wonderfruit7Wonderfruit is back again this December, bringing its creative and eco-friendly ethos to the Pattaya countryside. The feel-good festival is all about living a sustainable life, and enjoying yourself while you’re at it. The outdoor event will feature work from local artists, live music, talks and workshops, as well as an artisan market, massages and a full-on farm-to-table dining experience that will include gorgeous creations from award-winning restaurant Gaggan. Want to drop the tots while you balance your chakras? Ask about the nanny service, children’s yoga or the cool kids’ corner.
December 17-20, 2015. The Fields at Siam Country,
50 Moo 9, Bang Lamung, Chonburi, Thailand. Tickets from BHT3,500 ($763) from wonderfruitfestival.com.

Temple Run

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If you’ve already done the big city marathons and are looking to go off the beaten track, then check out the Bagan Temple Marathon in Burma. This picturesque race takes runners around the landscape’s more than 2,000 temples and winds around dirt roads, sacred pagodas, rice paddies, peanut fields and ancient villages. Coming up on November 28, the race includes several different options: run the whole thing or take on the 10k race or half-marathon instead. Pair your race with one of the six- or seven-day packages to see more of the country after the finish line.
November 28, 2015. Six-day packages from EU998 ($8,785) at bagan-temple-marathon.com.

Dive In
If you’ve been to Bali already, then you’ve probably already sprawled out on the beach, shopped in Seminyak and toured Ubud’s ancient temples. But if you’re after an even deeper experience, then the “Harmony Dive” package at the Alila Manggis should do the trick. Tucked away on the peninsula’s beautiful eastern coast, this beautiful resort is all about relaxing experiences. The four-day dive package has travelers complete their pre-dive prep, learn breathing techniques and prepare mentally before that first open-water dive. Don’t worry, it’s not all hard work: the package also includes meditation, yoga, massages and more.
From $2,330 per night until March 31, 2016. Jl. Raya Buitan, Bali, Indonesia, (+62) 36-341-011, www.alilahotels.com.

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