By Soren Rivero
We all get busy to the point of exhaustion, especially at the start of a New Year. To counteract this, you need to schedule some time away to help clear your mind. Here are 5 vacation ideas for an escape from reality to help you recharge!
To help get your mind off things, take a trip towards Sedona where you can see the marvelous red sandstone rock formations scattered across the land. These rocks started off as simple mixtures of sand and mud, but overtime formed into these beautiful bright red rocks. Take it how you like, though many people think it's a metaphor for spending some time here in Sedona.
Another interesting fact about this area is that it's known as a spiritual hotspot due to the immensely strong energy vortexes that envelop the landscape. So strong are these vortexes that they twist the trees in a bizarre pattern, but don't let that scare you. Spiritualists from all over the world come here for healing purposes and to replenish their energy!
Meditation is a great activity to get your mind off things. To get the best meditation experience you can ever dream of, visit the graceful lands of India where meditation was believed to have originated. Specifically, you’ll want to meditate in the snowy mountains of Uttarakhand, which borders the Himalayas. You’ve probably heard of this area because of the extremely popular spiritual retreats that are often held here.
Make no mistake about it, taking a meditation or yoga class here will be so incredibly relaxing. You can look into retreats such as those hosted by Vana, where they combine Tibetan meditation, Ayurveda, yoga, and other practices to bring to you both inner and outer peace.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
If you’re someone who likes to tackle their problems head on, then look no further than Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.
Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. During the winter time, it freezes over into what looks like a completely barren field of pure ice. However, the real magic happens in the rainy season during the months of May through September. This is when the ice melts into pools that reflect the bright blue sky like a thousand-mile long acrylic mirror.
Need a breath of fresh air? Take a tour through the beautiful Amazon Rainforest in South America, the largest in the world! This massive and jaw-dropping natural beauty is full of some of the world’s most unique species of plants and animals. It also contains the longest river in the world, the Amazon River.
Each part of the Amazon Rainforest offers something much different and unique. Luckily, you have about 9 options to choose from when it comes to visiting the Amazon. You can enter the rainforest from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guiana, Peru, Guyana, and Suriname.
The pyramids of Giza... some of the most iconic, ancient pieces of artwork ever known to humankind. The intricacy of these pyramids (considering how long ago they were made) shines a spotlight on how committed the native people were when it came to paying respect to pharaohs. Not only that, but the fact that these amazing works of human craft are still intact is enough to spark theories and inspiration in any deep thinker who visits Egypt.
A trip to Egypt is surely like none other. You will surely learn so much about ancient cultures, their means of communication, artwork, and overall way of life. There are an array of tours available where guides will take you to see the pyramids and even other remarkable attractions such as the Sphinx and the Bazaar in Cairo.
Which location here intrigues you the most? Book your travel now to check one more thing off your bucket list!