So, I don’t know about you guys, but I need a vacation. Finals are just around the corner and I just want to leave Quincy and go to Santa Fe (speaking of, I am planning on going to see rent in a few weeks. I’ll tell y’all all about it.) But really, modern life can just be stressful right now, with jobs, schools, and just the drama and politics we hear about on the daily. Therefore, I chose today’s blog, because sometimes, it is just good to go back to a time when things we simpler.
This is one of the reason’s people love camping so much, they get to go into the middle of the woods and disconnect with the modern world we are always surrounded by. Forget your phones, jobs, and Homework, and just focus on relaxation. If you really want to disconnect, go somewhere you have never been, that way you literally escape. Go a hundred miles away from everything you know and just relax. All you need is a car to get to your destination, a tent, and a sleeping bag. Then you will worry about what else you want to bring, such as a book or a fishing rod to fish.
Scottish Highlands, UK
If you are planning on going abroad, see if there are group trips that will take you into the middle of the countryside. This way you are far away from civilization and any worry that you have. If you are in England, for example, go up north into the Hills and Countryside of Northern England or Scotland, possibly Wales. This is a good place to head for just a quick day retreat or if you only have a weekend.
A Jaguar in the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil
For more long-term stays, I have 2 recommendations. First would be to see if you can live in a native tribe for a few weeks. The best place, I believe, for this would the amazing of Brazil, as they are still very similar to how they were when Columbus first hit the new world. The best way to do thus is to try to find a contact in that general area that is familiar with the tribe or is even a member. They also sell different handmade objects, clothing, and jewelry that has significance to the tribe, such as patterns, colors, or stories that are important to them. There are groups that visit the tribes so if you prefer to be in a group.
Appalachian Trail, Virginia, USA
The other is for the more “long term” traveler. I know a couple people who have hiked the Appalachian trail, which runs from the southern border of the USA in Georgia to the Northern in Maine. The whole trial, I believe, takes about 7 months to hike completely, trekking all day and resting only at night. It takes commitment, but once you hit the end, the view and feeling of pride is overwhelming. You get to be completely isolated, which is terrifying to some people, but to others it makes complete bliss. You get to stop worrying about a job, school, bill, or any modern problems and totally live like people a few thousand years ago.
I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post. Don’t forget to take some time to relax and just stop worrying. Finals will be over soon, all my friends. You will do fine in whatever you are worrying about. Anyway, feel free to leave a like and Follow down below on Facebook and WordPress. If you have any ideas on what to write about, feel free to leave them in the comments, I would love some more ideas. Anyway, I will see you guys tomorrow!
Ni Mingtian Jian!
Photo Credit: Siloam Springs (featured image): http://stancourtney.com/siloam.html
Appalachian Trail: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/i-hiked-the-entire-appalachian-trail-in-my-car