We live in an ever-increasingly connected world, and sometimes it can be hard to switch off from all of that digital noise. Many of us can’t put work behind when we leave the office, and we’re still getting emails at home. Some people are taking digital detoxes to give their brains and eyes a rest from staring at a device. These places are the best in the world to take a break from it all.
Amazingly, only around 2% of the landscape in Costa Rica is built on, which leaves a lot of rainforest and beach to explore. There is estimated to be around 50% 4G availability in Costa Rica, which will force you to find other forms of entertainment other than cat videos. You can cut yourself off from the technological world by exploring the landscape and finding some of those Instagram-worthy locations with your own eyes.
Chile runs along the west coast of South America and has over 3,700 miles of coastline. Travelers wanting to get away from anything digital can unwind on Chile’s beaches or explore any one of the 36 national parks. There are also many cultural villages to discover among the forested regions of Chile. Almost 20% of the entire country is made up of national park, which means you have lots to get your teeth stuck into.
Iceland is one of the most remote countries in the world, which makes it the ideal getaway for your digital detox. The landscapes were used in shooting many scenes from the fantasy drama series ‘Game of Thrones,’ and the land is pretty much untouched. Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, along with volcanoes, lava fields, geysers, and hot springs. Hiking through Iceland is such a pleasure every time you open your eyes, you won’t want to look at anything other than the country itself.
Although Ecuador is situated pretty much on the equator, there is more to this country than hot weather. The people of Ecuador pride themselves on how biodiverse their country is, and there is coastline, forests, and mountains to enjoy trekking here. Hardly any of the land has been built on, which means there’s less time spent in cafes and more time wandering the landscape.
New Zealand is thought to be one of the most picturesque countries in the world, and was the filming location of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ fantasy trilogy. The rolling hills and mountains make it look like you’re looking at a postcard instead of an actual country. If the landscape wasn’t enough, then don’t forget the surf’s up and you can hang ten in the ocean along New Zealand’s coastline.
Getting away from the noise of our digital devices is something we all need from time to time. Why not commit to a digital detox and book your next vacation to one of these spots?