Where to Go to Escape Everything

Need a break? A break real. Not a pretend one, where you’re still connected to everyone and everything back home. Whether you prefer a quiet city, the edge of the desert, the top of a crater, or a remote island, here are four places to which you should consider escaping . . . immediately.

Photo: Petro Vlasenko [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Petro Vlasenko [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Grodno: Find a small city—with a medieval fortress, lots of churches, and few tourists—along the Neman River in Belarus.

Photo: EcoHotels
Photo: EcoHotels

Dana Biosphere Reserve: See ancient ruins, old mines, Bedouin encampments, and breathtaking scenery while hiking through Jordan’s largest nature reserve.

Photo: Avi-Yotham [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Avi-Yotham [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Mitzpe Ramon: Enjoy fresh air, gorgeous views, and farm-fresh meals at the edge of Israel’s largest national park.

By David Stanley (Flickr: Woodlands Beach) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By David Stanley (Flickr: Woodlands Beach) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Saint Peter Parish: Explore rocky cliffs, ever-expanding beaches, and undisturbed snorkeling spots near an active volcano on the Caribbean’s Emerald Isle.

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