Explore these nooks and crannies all around the world.
No crowds here.PHOTO: AIRBNB
Vacationing in a big city can be exciting—but not necessarily relaxing. Between crowded museums, shopping excursions, bustling restaurants, and people everywhere, you can end up feeling like you need a vacation from your vacation. If you’re looking for a holiday that offers true rest and relaxation, these charming spots are far away from everything…including your cares.
A LOG CABIN IN COLORADO
Nothing says “quiet” like absolute seclusion. Tucked in the hills of Hamilton, Colorado, is this gorgeous log cabin. The area’s rolling hills and winding river give it a feeling of tranquility, and there’s no internet access or television—in this case, that’s a good thing.
A COTTAGE IN SPAIN
This beautiful stone cottage sits at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains in Lloseta, which is on the island of Mallorca. You’ll feel at one with nature in this secluded spot, since the cottage was designed to blend into its natural surroundings.
A CABIN IN ALASKA
One word perfectly describes this cozy cabin in Fairbanks: solitude. It’s so remote that there’s no running water or indoor bathroom, but at the right times of the year you can see the northern lights—so the sacrifice isn’t without rewards.
A HOME OUTSIDE A GHOST TOWN
What could be quieter than a place that’s totally deserted? Terlingua, Texas, was a mining town that went bust after the Great Depression. There’s since been a revitalization, and this small, solar-powered house is a great way to experience it.
AN ABBEY IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS
The Scottish Highlands are famed for their majestic landscape, and this former abbey is nestled at the southern end of Loch Ness. Known as the Scriptorium (it was once the secret writing room of the monastery), it’s completely detached from the other apartments in the abbey.
A YURT ON A RIVER
A circular dwelling meant to evoke a sense of zen, this yurt near Asheville, Virginia, has all the luxuries of a modern home with the benefits of a camping adventure. The porch is the perfect place to sit, relax, and listen to the babbling of the river.