“Always conquered, never subdued” could be about the bold spirit of Corsica—or about the enraptured hearts of its visitors. Rippling mountains, ancient vineyards and dramatic coastlines set the stage for an unrivaled adventure into the soul of a Mediterranean island country with some serious style. Flocks of tourists descend during the summer months to soak up rays and splash in the warm waters of Corsica’s shores. But it’s not all good looks and good times—Corsica is a destination with depth. Head inland, into the mountain-perched villages where traditional customs and festivals flourish, and where the Corsu language is still widely spoken. Feast on cured sausages and rich cheeses, washed down with exquisite wine, grown under the expertise of 3000 years of experience. If you need a little more in the way of heart-pounding action, attempt the trek up GR20, one of the world’s most challenging hikes. Or just frolic through wildflower-filled fields, through chestnut forests, along limestone cliffs, into crystal waters… You get the idea. Just be sure to book a room—you won’t be the only one conquered by the charms of ravishing Corsica.