It's easy to get caught in the never-ending grind of work and stress, which is a shame because there's a whole world out there waiting to be explored.
Of course, not everyone can just drop everything to go adventuring to far-flung corners of Earth, but we can still live vicariously through others' experiences thanks to the power of photography.
It's not the same thing as experiencing the great outdoors for yourself, but it can definitely inspire you to make traveling more of a priority. It's this sentiment that motivated travel guide company Lonely Planet to put together a new book called "Wild World."
"Scientific studies repeatedly show that being in nature decreases stress. We feel mentally invigorated, spiritually connected and more optimistic in the wild," the book's introduction states. "If we don't get outdoors enough we may even suffer from 'nature deficit disorder,' a term coined by author Richard Louv."
The book, which is a follow-up to Lonely Planet's 2013 bestseller "Beautiful World," includes nearly 200 jaw-dropping photographs of our world's most sublime destinations — from the tumbling deluge of Argentina's Iguazu Falls to the solemn chill of Germany's snow-covered Thuringian Forest (both pictured below).
"Curating this book, it was clear that humans have left their mark on almost every inch of the globe, from the rain forests of South America to the oceans' reefs," the editors write. "But, despite all the changes we have wrought upon it, our home still has the power to evoke awe, respect, passion and protectiveness, to comfort and thrill us, to change our lives."
Continue below to see more photos from "Wild World," and be sure to pick up your own copy from Lonely Planet.