The lives of celebrities may look very different than do ours; they are confronted regularly by overly enthusiastic fans, chased by paparazzi, escorted by private plane, and gifted more free designer goods than we could ever dream possible. Still, despite their fame, power, and financial abundance, they seem to seek the same things we do when it comes to taking a timeout to relax and enjoy the things that really matter in life. A quick survey of the A-list escapes shared on Instagram so far this season reveals that the recipe for happiness is universal and includes only the simplest of ingredients—sun, sites, water, loved ones, and the occasional adult beverage. Click through to get inspired as we officially kick-off the best months of the year.
Beyoncé captured precious moments of Blue Ivy's beach time in Hawaii.
Rihanna enjoyed a cold one in the Caribbean.
Molly Sims celebrated her birthday in the Bahamas with her babies.
Alexa Chung took in iconic sites in Venice, Italy.
Model Caroline Vreeland staycationed at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.
Vogue Japan Editor-At-Large Anna dello Russo enjoyed boating in Capri as part of Giovanna Battaglia's wedding celebration.
Alessandra Ambrosio enjoyed a few cocktails with friends in Las Vegas.
Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn soaked in the Hawaiian sun.
Model Bella Hadid frolicked in the sea after wrapping a Vogue Japan shoot in Italy.
Emily Ratajkowski celebrated her 25th birthday in Turks & Caicos.
Victoria Beckham went boating with her boys (and girl).