We live in an incredibly connected, tech-dominated world. None of us are ever more than a few inches away from some kind of device at all times, and many of us spend our entire lives working on them. Now, this certainly isn’t a bad thing. In fact, being able to connect with each other and communicate is a wonderful thing. Not to mention all of the amazing ways that everything from learning to shopping have been improved. That being said it’s also true that it can get pretty overwhelming at times. When that happens, you may find yourself yearning for a place where you can get back to something a little simpler and more natural. If that’s the case for you, here are a few places that you might want to put on your travel bucket list.
The Scottish Highlands
There are few places better for making you feel like you’re completely alone in the world than the Scottish Highlands. With gorgeous landscapes and fresh air surrounding you, taking a hike in this part of the world can often make you feel incredibly connected to the earth itself. Not only that but you’re not usually too far from any whisky distillery, so if you want some, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find some good company.
The Australian outback is one of those places where a lot of people tend to assume that it doesn’t have much to offer. However, the truth is that the deserts of the outback are incredibly rich in everything from history to wildlife. If you’re heading out on one of many outback tours Alice Springs is a fantastic place to start. You’ll get to find places that were once named and cherished by the native population and learn about their long history. Not only that but there is almost always a fantastic array of creatures there as well.
The Northern Lights are the kind of thing that, if you’ve only heard about them or seen pictures, it’s hard to believe that they’re actually real. They’re such an amazingly unique event that the idea that you can stand there and watch them overhead is kind of extraordinary. But when you’re actually there, staring up at the Scandinavian sky, watching the colours sim above you, it really is hard not to feel as though you’re witnessing something genuinely magical.
The Waitomo caves
There are plenty of places in New Zealand that can welcome just about any traveller. However, few are more unusual, or more impressive, than the Waitomo caves, also known as the glowworm caves. In case you couldn’t figure it out from the name, the Waitomo caves are covered in strange glowworms that are unique to New Zealand. As you make your way through, it’s hard not to feel as though you’re travelling through some kind of constellation.
Sure, most of us probably wouldn’t want to spend the rest of our lives living off the land and surviving on our wits alone, let’s be honest, our gadgets and conveniences are pretty great! But that doesn’t mean that you should take advantage of the chance to get away from it all every so often. You’ll almost certainly find yourself totally recharged and ready to face just about anything the world can throw at you.