Our world seems to be getting increasingly hectic, and to maintain our sanity, we need a break now and again – it’s good to unwind and recharge your batteries once in a while. With plenty of locations on offer, it can sometimes be hard to choose where you want your next holiday to be. After all, you have to be sure your location will allow you to rest and relax and get some peace of mind.
If you’re thinking about planning your next holiday, why not immerse yourself in nature and travel to locations where the environment is sure to invigorate you? Need a vacation? Here are the top places in the world you can visit to get some soothing R&R.
Big Sur, California
Imagine the beautiful Pacific on one side, and the Santa Lucia mountains on the other – juxtapose them, and you get a Central Californian coastline where the two dramatically meet. Add to that a beautiful sunset, partaking in nourishing, organic meals and yoga, and you know you’re in for a special treat.
Patagonia Park, Chile
Wake up in a private playground that was formerly a ranch. The 200,000-acre property boasts views of snowy mountain ranges as well as the stunning Lake General Carrera. Rest in a stone lodge in comfortable leather sofas after fly-fishing, hiking, kayaking, or after a whole range of other outdoor activities.
Ladder Ranch, New Mexico
If you like horse riding or hiking in the high-desert prairies and the Gila Mountains wilderness, then this one’s for you. This private property, run by the billionaire environmentalist Ted Turner, offers eco-conscious adventures for the young and young at heart.
Sabi Sands, South Africa
If you’ve never seen the big five in the wild (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhinoceros), then this 160,000-acre haven bordering on the unfenced Kruger National Park is definitely worth your visit. It’s adventure and nature with excellent South African wine at night.
Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia
Would you like to start the day with a yoga session and a great breakfast, then go hiking in the silent fields of lupine and trails of the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges with a view of Kootenay Lake? It’s stress-free nature-tripping guaranteed.
The wonderful thing about these places is that you can enjoy nature to its fullest whenever you want to – you’re surrounded by pure, unmodified creation, after all – and you can still rest and relax with all the comforts of home. You can watch TV, sleep in soft beds, play online casino games, indulge in great food; and you can do it while taking in breathtaking sights and sounds. Do it differently next time, and make your holiday the best it can be.