When one thinks of a remote destination, it’s usually because life has gotten a tad too stressful, and they need to get away. Far, far away. While this makes for a fantastic excuse to pack your bags and head off, there are tons of other great reasons to take a trip to a remote location. For one, there’s hardly any pollution, you can see the stars more clearly, and of course, the fact that man has not fiddled with the landscapes and nature is left in its purest form. A remote destination offers complete peace of mind, mainly for the fact that the rest of the world won’t be able to get hold of you very easily, leaving you to fully immerse yourself in your surroundings. Can you imagine a day without a phone call or a Facebook notification? Oh, the bliss!
We probably have you daydreaming about that land, far far away, and you should be. It’s really something worth considering, and I’m sure the above reasons are enough to have you interested. To add the cherry on top, we’ve searched for the world’s prime remote destinations that every person should visit this spring, or anytime, really, as long as you experience them at some point in your life. We’ve covered places that offer everything from desert terrain to grasslands, forests, mountains, beaches and even glaciers. Yup, we have it all, and they’re waiting for you to pay a visit!
Swirling red sands await you in this corner of the world, and for as far as your eye can see, there are sand dunes and untouched terrain- you’ll feel like you’ve been teleported to Mars! A place such as this does wonders for the mind, as there’s no such thing as noise and most definitely, no stress! Oh, and did we mention, pretty much zero reception? Another awesome reason to visit is the fact that you’ll be able to experience a little of Africa’s wildlife, trading in your human counterparts, for various types of antelope, zebras, hyenas and black-back jackals. Although desolate, and hard to believe there is any sort of civilization near by, there are plenty of incredible places to stay in this draw-dropping location, which will add to the pleasure of being there.
Redwood National Park, California, USA
I bet you’ve never thought of visiting a remote forest, but what could be better than living amongst the fresh vegetation, breathing in crisp, clean oxygen from the trees and hearing the birds chirp ever so beautifully from dusk ‘til dawn? Sounds like something out of a fairytale, but you can actually find it nestled in the heart of California! Redwood National Park is the ideal place for nature lovers, hiking enthusiasts and anyone who needs a break from the city! If that doesn’t sound like a flawless combo of fun, excitement and relaxation, then I don’t know what is!
Gambolo Island, Indonesia
Indonesia in itself is a majestic location that’s worth visiting at some point in time. Now, what could get more majestic than a remote island off the coast of Indonesia? Gambolo Island is every bit of paradise you can imagine; white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and lush, green palm trees, and it’s one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia, according to locals. One can enjoy boat trips to surrounding islands, hike through the jungle and climb its beautiful mountains!
Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
If grasslands that stem for miles, and wild animals get you ticking, then Africa is the place for you. Hidden in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, three hours drive from the city of Durban, is a place called Hluhluwe. This remote location will have you feeling like you’re on cloud nine. Here, you’ll find game, grass, peace and fantastic five-star game lodges, that’ll have you feeling like you’re back at home. Except, these stunning lodges aren’t just about extraordinary comforts; they also offer exciting, thrilling activities, like; up close and personal game viewing. Hluhluwe is the perfect place to experience a true African adventure while getting some much-needed rest. You’ll thank your lucky stars that you visited, because nothing else, could quite compare!
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA
There’s something so powerful and mesmerising about massive mountain ranges. Especially when they’re in unusual shapes and colours. At Bryce Canyon National Park, you’ll find jagged terrain in the one area, and smooth, red rocks in the other. There are plenty of viewpoints situated along the steeper slopes, too, making it the best place to clear your mind, and take epic photos! There is, of course, no people, cars or even a city nearby, which means clear fresh air and a better view of the stars. What more could you want?
Now, take that leap of faith and book that much-needed break, in a remote destination, on the other side of the world. You may learn a thing or two about yourself – like realising that the term ‘City Slicker’, is no longer in your vocabulary!