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People have always sought out amazing scenery and awe-inspiring landscapes even before Instagram and Snapchat came into the picture. Nothing can quite beat the breathtaking beauty offered by nature, after all. An excursion into the wilderness is often the best way to recharge from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here are some beautiful destinations if you wish to take a step away from your busy life and dive into what nature has to offer:
The Wairarapa, New Zealand
The name translates to “sea of glistening waters” and we could not have come up with a more apt name for the region! Located on the southeastern portion of the North Island of New Zealand, you will be amazed by the magnificent views including coastlines, wide valleys, and small towns. This popular weekend destination is well-known for its gourmet food, nature trails, and vineyards. This is a quiet retreat that will surely satisfy people of all ages.
The Okavango Delta, Botswana
The mighty Okavango Delta is a unique wetland that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Witness the rising and falling water, the interactions between the wildlife, and the gently swaying papyrus reeds. Going on a safari here will give you the memories of a lifetime! We can’t imagine a better way to get in touch with nature than to spend some time in Africa’s most amazing areas.
The northernmost province of the archipelago has been compared to the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands and New Zealand. It’s no wonder why. Batanes offers visitors rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, towering volcanoes, and clear waters. It might be difficult to believe that you are still in Southeast Asia when you drop by for a holiday! The reinforced stone houses are just as fascinating as the abundance of hiking trails to be found in the area.
Mount Seorak and Nami Island, South Korea
Seoul is a great place for people who love the fast-paced lifestyle, but those who prefer a quiet sanctuary will surely fall in love with the Gangwon-do province. If you plan your itinerary well, you should be able to fit in a visit to Seoraksan National Park and Nami Island in one day. There is so much to do on a holiday to South Korea that you can really make it your own and have a totally unique experience.
Rainbow Mountains, Peru
Peru might be best known for Machu Pichu, but its so-called Rainbow Mountains has been getting its fair share of attention recently. The bright stripes of color entice visitors to make the difficult trip down to the Peruvian Andes. It is a sight of worship for the locals who consider it a holy site. When it comes to wildlife, you might see bobcats, condors, pumas, and vicunas along the way! There are also plenty of lakes and hot springs where visitors can bathe in after a long day of trekking.
Disconnecting from the world and the Internet can do wonders for one’s mental and physical wellbeing. When you decide to make the leap, why not do it in a place of undeniable beauty? We all need a shift in perspective that only the splendor of nature can provide every now and then.
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