A vacation should take you away from the stress of daily life, but in today’s hectic, technology-driven world, it’s all too easy to bring everyday life along as we try to escape. If you are truly ready to unplug from your day-to-day routine and find yourself lost in the world’s astounding beauty, here are a few ultimate getaway destinations that can take you away from it all.


Alaska is not only the largest state in the U.S. but also the most remote and the least densely populated. Much of its breathtaking forests and alpine slopes are unpopulated wilderness areas. From Lake Clark National Park – one of the best places in the world to see brown bears, to the coastline of Kenai Fjords National Park, where you can watch sea otters playing in the water, Alaska has an incredible range of wildlife and natural features.

Those wishing to take a vacation to get closer to nature will love the calm, pristine energy of travel to Alaska. To keep work from interfering with your stay, be sure to let everyone know that you will be on vacation and disconnect your work email from your phone.


If you are looking for a tropical vacation where you can lie on the beach and give surfing a try, South Lombok, Indonesia is a perfect choice. Free from crowds of tourists, Lombok is full of remote beaches and hidden coves known only to locals. If you are addicted to social media apps or your favorite mobile game, consider deleting those apps before you take off on your vacation.


If you are really in the mood for an adventure, there is no better way to unplug from modern life than by experiencing an authentic African safari. See elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, warthogs, zebras, and hyenas in the wild. Thrill at the beauty of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Be sure to relax while fishing in the Zambezi River on your Africa wildlife tour. Avoid the temptation to waste a moment of your exotic African getaway by leaving your charger at home, forcing you to use your mobile device only if absolutely necessary.


A visit to the Pantanal, a region comprised of savannahs and tropical forests, can give you a glimpse into the gorgeous landscape and wildlife of Brazil. The Jaguar Research Center, where trained trackers can lead you to exotic wildlife, is an excellent starting point for visitors.

The area is also home to Pantaneiros or Brazilian cowboys, and visitors can get a taste of farm life by staying on an authentic ranch. Rather than relying on technology to get you around, make your travel plans ahead of time and use guide books and real maps to get around.

The world is full of exquisitely beautiful, remote locations where you can relax and forget about your cares. However, if you bring your cares along in the form of work emails, social media chatter, or other digital distractions, you are likely to miss out on some amazing experiences. Use these tips to pick the ultimate getaway destinations and then unplug and enjoy every moment.

Adam Lackner - BrushBuck Wildlife Tour Guide
The backcountry is a place of enjoyment for this outdoorsman. Adam spent five years in the Marine Corps before heading for seasonal guiding positions in Alaska, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, Mexico, and now Wyoming. “Being where the mountains are big keeps the complaints small!”