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Remote Travel Destinations To Consider For Your Next Vacation

remove travel destinationsDo you feel like life is getting out of hand and you simply need a breather? Then it’s high time you take a step back and spend time with yourself to regain composure and re-charge to tackle all this and more. How about travelling to an isolated travel destination to get away from the busy daily routine?

Check out some of the remote vacation spots that will give you the ultimate relaxation you need.

Alice Springs

Alice Springs’ natural rugged desert terrain has tons of things to offer. There’s more to this Australian outback than meets the eye. It is not the most isolated place in Australia but the nearest major city or town is about a 17-hour drive away. It would be better to hire a guide if you want to explore Alice Springs’ natural beauty, its flora and fauna.

Other than that, Alice Springs also offers outstanding galleries featuring Indigenous art and excellent museums. This place also provides great dining options to tourists, featuring a wide sampling of local cuisines. There are also a wide array of accommodations and of course travel connections.

Easter Island

There are only a handful of places in the world possessing a mystical pull, and one of those is the tiny speck of land in one of the most isolated spots on the planet—Easter Island or Rapa Nui to the locals. Known for the Moai or the enormous logic-defying head sculptures on Earth, you’d hardly feel that this island is connected to Chile, being more than 3700 kilometres away to the east.

Emanating a mysterious magnetic vibe, Easter Island is a dream come true for travellers seeking for some peace and quiet.

It may seem like a challenging task to get to these places, but the travel will all be worth it as soon as you take in its breath-taking savage beauty, its rich culture and loads of isolation.

3 of Japan’s Most Interesting Islands To Visit

When you want to get off the mainland of Japan and do something interesting, there are plenty of islands with fascinating things to see and do. Here are just 3 of the top islands we recommend visiting if you want to do something out of the normal on your trip to Japan.

 

Hashima/Gunkanjima (Battleship Island)

Gunkanjima is about 20 kilometres from the port of Nagasaki, and until 1974 was a coal mine. There were over 5000 people living there at the time, which made for a dense population due to the island’s size. As accomodations were made to suit the large amount of people, Hashima began to look like a battleship, which is how it earned the name Gunkanjima.

 

After the mine closed in 1974, the island was abandoned, but left with all the buildings still standing. Weather has caused the buildings to deteriorate, and is what gives Gunkanjima its creepy atmosphere.

 

You can take sightseeing tours by boat, and visit three observation decks while being led by a guide. The island is incredibly eerie, and is a must for those who like visiting haunting places.

 

Okunoshima (Rabbit Island)

Despite the awful history of this island (it was the site of a poison gas factory in the 20s, secret tests with chemical warfare in WWII), it’s a much more pleasant place to visit nowadays, because of the rabbits that call it home!

 

There are absolutely hundreds of bunnies here, who have flourished thanks to the lack of predators. They’re not scared of people; in fact, if you buy a bag of rabbit food from the ferry station, you’ll be swamped by rabbits! Being covered in bunnies makes for a photo you’ll treasure the rest of your life.

 

Keep in mind that the rabbits do have bad eyes, so be careful when feeding them so you don’t accidentally get bitten.

 

Naoshima

Naoshima is an art-lover’s dream! There’s incredible sculptures and architecture, as well as modern art museums.

 

It’s got lovely weather and beaches and an almost Mediterranean feel; the island is very laid back and is a nice escape from the busy areas like Osaka and Kyoto.

 

Naoshima is also the Setouchi Triennale art festival’s main venue, and with good reason! The many sculptures and wonderful architecture make for fantastic photos.

 

There are so many more islands to explore, each with their own unique qualities and environments, but these 3 are our picks for islands with something special to offer!