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Best Places in the World for Escaping into Stress Free Zone

Updated on June 27, 2013

Is your mind totally saturated with stress and anxiety and you feel like plunging into a realm of bliss and tranquillity? Then, I have listed down the top 7 places in the world for having a stress-free sojourn. From the wilderness of Galapagos Islands to charming loneliness of Seychelles, choose the best place for your stress-free oblivion and rejuvenate yourself:

Fasnacht Basel 2013

Jungfrau Region
Jungfrau Region


Land of Alps

Welcome to the world of enigmatic serenity, lapping lakes and unbelievably fresh atmosphere.Switzerland is one of the hottest tourist destinations of the world and credit goes to its unadulterated beauty and unparalleled flora and fauna. Surrounded by Alps and dotted with fresh lakes, this country attracts visitors from all over the world. The awe-inspiring water falls, placid mountains and above all the hospitality here will win your heart straightaway.

Even though there are numerous attractions in this country, but do not forget to visit Lake Geneva, the Jungfrau Region, Swiss National Park, the Rhine Falls and the Matterhorn if you are in this country (it would be literally sinful if you miss these). And, if you are planning to visit Switzerland in February, then do attend its world famous carnival, the Fasnacht Spring Carnival in Basel. As the crime rate in this country is quite low, therefore you will not confront safety related problems here.

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls


The Green Escape

The second biggest country in the world is also one of the best places to relax your perturbed nerves. Studded with an unimaginable number of glaciers, mountains, lakes and of course Niagara Falls, this country is a heaven for tourists. Canada is not densely populated; therefore, you will find plenty of places here where you can retire yourself into oblivion. If you are an adventure freak, then this country is just perfect for you. The rugged Rocky mountain range draws innumerable hikers each year.

Canada is so big that you would need at least a month to explore its varied riches. Nonetheless, there are certain attractions that should definitely be covered while you are travelling around the country. Apart from Niagara Falls, Pacific Rim National Park, Canadian Rockies, Baffin Island (to get blown away by pristine natural wonders), Vancouver and who can forget the famous Canadian Prairies. When it comes to food, Canada does not boast a honorary status in this front, yet there are eateries that serve good food, especially those run by immigrants here.

Scenic Mountain Range of New Zealand
Scenic Mountain Range of New Zealand

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New Zealand

Experience a Different World

New Zealand is the most isolated fully developed nation of the world. Known for its pristine natural beauty and expansive meadows, this country is one of the best to experience a sense of freedom and calmness. Both North and South islands are stuffed with tourist attractions. In fact, literally every corner of this country is brimming with unprecedented beauty. I visited this country few years back and was totally mesmerised by the meadows and Bay of Island in particular. If you feel certain favourable slant in my tone for this country, then it is there as this is my favourite tourist destination.

Being in total isolation from the rest of the world, this country has some exotic variety of flora and fauna not to be found anywhere else on the planet. Coromandel peninsula and Bay of island house some of the most stunning vegetation you can ever find. Apart from this, Fiordland National Park is a stunning confluence of sense-fainting vegetation and snow-capped mountains.

Along with the above mentioned tourist spots, New Zealand is also famous for its adventure sports like hiking bungee jumping, skiing and Helicopter viewing. To know more about New Zealand and its tourist destinations, visit

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Beautiful Bhutan
Beautiful Bhutan


The Hidden Gem

Locked in the Himalaya range, the Dragon Kingdom makes to the list owing to its rich culture and plethora of tourist destinations. Still undiscovered by adventure tourists, this place is brimming with hiking routes and adventure sports. The one thing that you will find in plenty in this country would be temples and religious places. The Dragon Kingdom is stuffed with Buddhist temples, one of the most famous being Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang.

However, the one place which should be on the ‘must-watch’ category while you are in this Himalayan country is Haa Valley. Snuggled between the districts of Paro, Chhukha and Samste, this 1706 sq. Km spread green valley is absolutely saturated with temples and natural beauty. Go on a hike in this valley and you will find this experience truly rewarding and enchanting.

Seychelles Beaches
Seychelles Beaches


Drown your Worries into Ocean

Who does not love palm leaves dancing in the wind, sandy beaches greeted by crystal-clear water and a serene atmosphere? If you are also craving for the combination of all these sense-fainting allures, then Seychelles is the place for you. Considered as one of the best tropical islands of the world, this small country is located 1500 kilometres east of African continent. The beaches here are not as crowded as the beaches of Malaysia or Thailand yet they are no inferior too. The beauty of this island is still unadulterated and quite enthralling.

If you have visited the beaches and now are looking for some exciting thrills, then Morne Seychelles National Park and The Vallee de Mai are the best options. Just enter these parks and you will feel as if you have been transported into an exotic world. The savage beauty and their unbelievably green landscape will charm you like never before. Along with this, this small country has its fair share of museums and art galleries too, the most prominent ones being Antonio Filippin Studio and Dauban Mausoleum.

Northern Lights Lightening up the Iceland Sky


Witnessing the Heavenly Aurora

This is one country which I would love to visit in the near future. Not as cold as it sounds, this small island is famous for its natural hot springs, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Considered one of the friendliest cities of the world, Iceland will stagger your imaginations like nothing else. The sprawling glaciers and their stunning beauty will enthrall you.

The Blue Lagoon is the place not be missed while you are venturing around the country. An expansive geothermal pool (heated by natural forces of planet), this lagoon is the best place to retreat yourself into the mazes of warmth. After bathing, head towards the nearby waterfall and get yourself refreshed. You will also have the opportunity of cleansing your face with the most unlikely beauty face wash, i.e. mineral infused silica mud.

However, the one thing which you should not miss on any costs (especially if you are in Iceland during September or March) is the Northern Lights. Also known as Aurora Borealis, witnessing these lights brightening up the night sky will definitely give you goose-bumps.

Sense-Fainting Beauty of Galapagos Islands
Sense-Fainting Beauty of Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

An Altogether Different World

Famous for being Charles Darwin’s inspiration for his ground-breaking theory of Natural Selection, Galapagos Islands are home to an extremely diverse range of flora and fauna. Scarcely inhabited, these islands house some of the most unique wildlife species of the Earth. Around 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador; these islets are perfect for a leisure holiday. There are thirteen volcanic islands each filled with inimitable beauty. Either you want to witness sea lions playing in the crystal clear water or want walk with huge tortoises, these islands will provide you every opportunity to do so.

While at these islands, do not think of exploring them alone as it might prove dangerous. Have a naturalist guide with you so that you do not run into any unwanted danger. There are four islands in this island chain that have hotel facilities. They are Santacruz, San Cristobal, Floreana and Isabela. You can have a stay at the hotels of these islands while you are exploring these awe-inspiring islands.

These exotic locations mentioned above will transport you into an imaginary world where everything seems too good to be true. Make your choice and dwell deep into a blissful sojourn.


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    • ameliam.michelle1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ameliam Michelle 

      5 years ago from London, England

      Me2 Mary...

    • Mary Cimeni profile image

      Mary Cimeni 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Oh I love the refreshing beach.

    • ameliam.michelle1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ameliam Michelle 

      5 years ago from London, England

      Thx Aimee for stopping by and showering your kind words. We all need vacation aimee as the life has become so hectic. Don't you think so?

      Bhutan is indeed one of the gems of Himalayan range. The ambience is so fresh and the beauty so untouched. Hope you plan a trip soon and enjoy it to the fullest.

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      5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      I definitely need a vacation and I would definitely love to visit any of these spots.

      Bhutan is new to me, I've actually never heard of it! I'll be doing my research before planning a future trip there. Great Hub!!

    • ameliam.michelle1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ameliam Michelle 

      5 years ago from London, England

      Thank you Nishi, Trehan and tastigero for your comments, I also admit that we all need a blissful vacation given the packed schedule and the busy circumstances

    • tastiger04 profile image


      5 years ago

      very nice, reaffirms the fact I need a vacation!

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      5 years ago

      I have been to Galapagos islands, they are simply mind-blowing as your hub is, voted up, loved every bit of it

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      5 years ago

      aeliam you really are coaxing me to leave my boring job and immerse myself into this bliss, loved your hub it was so beautifully written


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