Your arms outstretched, your face toward the sky, you’re zooming at the speed of a bald eagle. You’re practically a superhero. If it weren’t for the whisper of the trees nearby, you could swear this wasn’t real life. But it is; you’re zip lining your way to glory.

If you’ve never been a zip line hero before, now is the time to check out our Explore guide to zip lining, which answers all your burning questions about how to soar through your favorite destinations. If you’re a zip lining pro already, you can still use the guide to get ideas for your next zip line adventure. No matter your skill level, these photos are bound to get you excited for an upcoming turn on some of the world’s top lines.

Thailand
Our friend Justine from TayandJayTravel.com recently rode the zip lines in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The pics say it all…well, most of it. The video says the rest. If you want to experience an aerial tour of this lush Thai locale yourself, sign up for a zip lining tour and prepare to get a dose of adrenaline.

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Russia
The Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort in Russia may be known for its slopes, but the action doesn’t stop when the snow melts. Become a brave zip line pilot and coast down the PandaPark lines, scads of Alpine tree tops all around you.

Canada
Whistle while you zip. That’s how the saying goes, right? The longest zip line in the Great White North is in one of the country’s most beloved winter destinations: Whistler. This is no backyard DIY attraction; you get to soar above great expanses with the wind in your face and glorious views on all sides.

Dominican Republic
Mandie of WellFedTravels.com stopped scouting the best eats in Punta Cana long enough to sail down some best zip lines in Central America. No word on whether the views were as intoxicating as the margaritas—we’ll let you judge for yourself based on Mandie’s GoPro photos. Next stop, your own zip line excursion in the tropics.

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United States
There are plenty of homegrown zip lines perfect for your next adrenaline rush. From Vermont to Colorado, you can race over lush landscapes and past mountain peaks. If you find yourself in Hawaii, tear yourself away from the bone-white sand and explore the zipline excursions of Maui.

What is your favorite thing about zip line vacations?