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4 Great Ways to Break away from Civilization in Your Nature-Bound Vacation

Updated on May 17, 2019
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Anika loves spending time outdoors with her friends and family, and sometimes alone. Whether hiking or camping, she's often found outside.

If you need a break from the real world, you can try taking a nature-bound vacation so that you can get away from the world and taste real, fresh air. Being in nature and away from many of the stresses of everyday life can help recharge your body, mind and soul. Here are four great ways to break away from civilization in your nature-bound vacation.

Disconnecting from social media and that constant stream of notifications is really healthy for your mind, allowing your brain to recover from the work we put it through on a day-to-day basis.

Go Offline

While unplugging can be painful when we’re used to having so much information at our fingertips, one of the best ways to get away from civilization is to refrain from using any online service while on your vacation. This means no Wi-Fi or cellphone use to connect online or make calls. Disconnecting from social media and that constant stream of notifications is really healthy for your mind, allowing your brain to recover from the work we put it through on a day-to-day basis. However, you should still bring along your phone and any other electronic devices that you'll need to call for help if an emergency occurs. You can put your phone on airplane mode to block the Wi-Fi but still allow for emergency calls, or get an old flip phone to use when you’re hiking or camping.

Staying in a camper will allow you to enjoy a more authentic experience that’s free from societal influences, while still providing sufficient comfort in the wilderness.

Stay in Your Camper Instead of Hotels

Staying in a hotel on your trip will likely feel more commonplace and make it more difficult for you to connect to nature. When you go out on a long hike or a weekend in the woods, the last thing you want to worry about is juggling your credit cards to pay for the lodge, awkward conversations with other guests in the halls, or big displays of gift shop merchandise that you can’t afford. Staying in a camper like one of Austrack Campers will allow you to enjoy a more authentic experience that’s free from societal influences, while still providing sufficient comfort in the wilderness. Plus, staying in a camper is usually safer and more comfortable than sleeping in a tent or under the stars and can still provide a great experience in nature. If you still prefer the tent, you can find insulated tents with folding padded floors that will let you rest comfortably after your long nature hikes.

If possible, try talking to some locals who might be able to give information on where the less-touristy spots are located.

Go Off the Beaten Path

Nature spots that are known to attract a lot of tourists can make escaping from civilization more difficult. If possible, try talking to some locals who might be able to give information on where the less-touristy spots are located. Researching specific locations online is also a great way to learn about the secluded nature areas where you can escape the tourist trails and get quiet time on your own. Some of the best places for nature experiences that are off the beaten path still offer great opportunities for fishing, boating and other fun outdoor activities. If you’re looking for a specific kind of experience that you feel only the authentic locations can give, consider checking out this National Geographic collection of alternative to the most popular tourist locations.

Bring a Book

While hiking and exploring is an amazing way to enjoy nature, sometimes it can be hard to just sit in the woods on your own for long periods of time and nothing else to occupy your mind. Bringing along a good book to read is a great way to avoid the tempting draws of social media while also giving you the opportunity to relax and listen to the sounds of nature. Reading helps put your mind in a focused, meditative state that easily distracted minds might otherwise find difficult to achieve. If your brain needs regular stimulation to stay in the moment but you still want to remain disconnected from the world, bring a book along and let the sounds and smells of the wild give life to the epic adventure between the pages.

A nature-bound vacation may be just what you need to separate from regular life for a while so that you can gain a healthier perspective. Being in nature and away from civilization can offer many benefits that can be applied to different areas of life. Take your time to find great locations to get away and relax.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Anica Oaks

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