Many of our favorite vacation spots have become congested as a result of mass tourism, and it's becoming increasingly difficult to feel any true sense of "escape" when on vacation. This list is made up of seven fabulously inconvenient sites - places that are sweetly preserved solely because they are extremely difficult to get. We have our own island. A tiny mountain town in the Swiss alps, a tiny mountain town off the coast of Tasmania accessible only by ferry, and a historic Japanese village was known as "Little Kyoto.”Scroll down to see seven Remote Vacation spots worth visiting, and start planning your next off-the-beaten-path vacation.
The Aeolian Islands, Italy Vacation Spots
These mountainous islands, located about 150 miles off Italy's Amalfi Coast, are recognized as a haven for artists and thinkers. There are seven islands in total. Stromboli is the most well-known of them (thanks to the 1950 Rossellini film starring Ingrid Bergman). But, thanks to photographer Oliver Pilcher's stunning work, we've set our sights on the island of Salina.
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Satellite Island, Tasmania Vacation Spots
Satellite, a tiny, pristine island off the coast of Tasmania, is only a short ferry ride away from Bruny Island. The island is wholly owned by a single hotel and was never open to the public before that. By booking lodging at Satellite Island, you may now have the harsh terrain all to yourself. Kara Rosenlund, one of our favorite photographers, has captured the property beautifully here.
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Vacation Spots
San Pedro de Atacama is one of the driest settlements on the planet, located in the heart of the immense Atacama desert. You have the option of staying at budget-friendly hostels or the ultra-chic Tierra Atacama. Well-positioned to explore the region's magnificent terrain of salt flats, geysers, and flamingo-filled lakes in any case.
In the Indian Ocean, this collection of 1200 islands (only 200 of which are inhabited) is located off the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Getting to the Maldives is neither cheap nor simple. The only way to get to several of the resort islands is by seaplane. If you're coming from the US. It will take you at least 20 hours to get there. However, for those who can afford it, it's a once-in-a-lifetime excursion. Jetset Cristina, a fellow blogger, offers a full guide to the islands. There are numerous beautiful overwater cottages to select from. The legendary Six Senses Laamu, on the other hand, is at the top of our list.
I just traveled to this small village in Big Bend National Park on a lengthy and dusty road trip, and the journey was nothing short of magical. For a luxurious Airbnb experience, check out the recently opened Willowhouse. You'll have amazing views of the Chisos Mountains when you get up. During the day, visit the adjacent park, and at night, settle in for some serious stargazing.
It’s been years. I traveled by train (after going by cab despite death) to Adelboden, a small mountain town in Switzerland, but it was a trip I often think of. I stayed at The Cambrian Adelboden, which features first-class Swedish treatments and heated pools, as well as breathtaking views of the surrounding Alps. Summer or winter, the scenery here is breathtaking. Hike nearby trails to see waterfalls, or take a gondola to the top of a black diamond slope if you're a skilled skier.
This old Japanese town in the Hida Mountain range, known as "little Kyoto," seems frozen in time. Sannomachi Street has a movie-perfect picture of latticed wooden structures, and the Takayama festival takes place in October.