Algarve is one of those places. Me and Jenni, a friend from Germany, did a one-week roadtrip in the South Coast of Portugal, from Sagres to Vila Real de Santo António and then Portel on our way back to Évora. The beaches were empty, the food was equally amazing and the landscapes were even more breathtaking. On the first day we met a midle-aged-half-drunk French guy who told us:
Mes filles, on doit PROFITER LA VIE!
That became our motto for the week and I think about it very often since then and try to stick to it as much as I can.