When you think about going away on vacation, it might be bustling cities that spring to mind, or stunning beaches shared with other tourists and holidaymakers. You might not go away for the sole intention of meeting other people, but it’s generally expected that there will be others there...
and being surrounded by others all enjoying themselves as much as you is no bad thing. Where there are people there tends to be tourist attractions, shops, nightlife and restaurants- the things you’d usually want and expect from a vacation. However, if you want to do something a little different this year, why not go for somewhere a little more isolated? They might not be the first thing you think about when you’re looking to travel somewhere new, but the more you look into it, the more you’ll come to realise there are plenty of benefits to doing so. Here are a few reasons to consider it.
You can visit incredible destinations
Remote places tend to be incredibly beautiful as they’ve not been changed much by humans, so you really get a sense of a place and can see it exactly how it’s meant to be. Take the Australian Outback for example, over seventy percent of the country is covered by outback, yet over eighty percent of its population live in the built up cities and urban areas on the outskirts. There are plants and animals that only exist here and nowhere else on earth, National parks, incredible terrain and landscape and a true sense of remoteness. Click here to find out more if this interests you. If something more wintery is more for you, there are many places within the arctic circle which are stunning and very sparsely populated.
It’s a chance to disconnect
Most of us lead busy and chaotic lives. Full time work, parenting, running a household, keeping up with friends, hobbies and more can mean we’re constantly on the go. You’re up early each day and in bed late, there’s forever a list of tasks that need to be done and it’s absolutely exhausting. This is considered extremely normal and something we’re all expected to deal with and put up with, but it’s not good for us. Being on the go with no proper rest can lead to burnout, exhaustion, mental and physical health issues. Wouldn’t it be nice to just completely disconnect for a while? Go out into the middle of nowhere and let the world carry on without you for a while. No one harassing you on the phone, tasks demanding to be done or anything else. Experience a sense of calm- some people have even claimed to have had spiritual experiences on these kinds of trips.
It’s something different
If you want to visit a destination which not many others can say they’ve been to then you’re in luck! Maybe you’re a frequent traveller and are bored of the same old tourist resorts, or perhaps you’ve just never been one to do things by the book. Either way, it’s a unique and unusual getaway and something that’s sure to create lasting memories.
by Natalie Marie.
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Hi! I'm Natalie Marie, a travel blogger and photographer from Melbourne, Australia with a severe case of wanderlust.
In the past 5 years I have had the pleasure of visiting 173 cities and towns, spanning 27 countries across five continents, all while experiencing some incredible bucket-list moments and epic misadventures along the way.
Tily Travels is a travel blog filled with stories of my journeys and tourist information; also infused with my love of photography, wildlife, street art, and festivals in far away places.
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