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The Seven Best Places to Escape Politics

In today’s fast-paced world, the constant barrage of political news can feel overwhelming. Sometimes, the best remedy is to take a step back and find solace in serene, remote locations where the noise of politics fades into the background. Whether you’re looking for a temporary escape or a peaceful retreat, here are seven destinations where you can unwind and recharge, far from the political hustle and bustle.

  1. Botswana: The Okavango Delta Immerse Yourself in Nature

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is a pristine wilderness teeming with wildlife and natural beauty. Staying at lodges like the Sandibe Safari Lodge, you can disconnect from the outside world and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature. With no Wi-Fi or internet access in many of the delta’s lodges, you’ll find it easy to leave the political noise behind. Enjoy mokoro (dug-out canoe) safaris, game drives, and al fresco dinners under the stars.

Must-Do Activities:

  1. Mokoro Safari: Glide through the waterways and spot wildlife up close.
    • Game Drives: Experience the thrill of seeing lions, leopards, and elephants in their natural habitat.
  2. Iceland: A Land of Fire and Ice Remote and Untouched

Iceland’s vast, untouched landscapes offer a perfect escape from the political fray. The Midgard Hut, situated far from any light pollution, is an ideal spot to witness the Northern Lights and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Icelandic wilderness. During the day, explore the island’s dramatic landscapes by driving super jeeps or snowmobiles through the highlands.

Must-Do Activities:

  • Northern Lights Watching: Visit between November and March for the best chances to see this natural phenomenon.
    • Highland Adventures: Explore Iceland’s rugged terrain in a super jeep or on a snowmobile.
  1. Laos: The Gentle Pace of Luang Prabang Slow Down and Relax

Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a tranquil haven nestled between the Mekong River and lush forests. The town’s colonial- era architecture and golden temples create a serene atmosphere, perfect for those looking to escape the fast-paced world. Stay at Amantaka and enjoy the town’s calming vibe, participate in traditional alms-giving ceremonies, and explore the surrounding natural beauty.

Must-Do Activities:

  • Alms-Giving Ceremony: Participate in this traditional practice and connect with the local culture.
    • Waterfall Visits: Explore the beautiful waterfalls around Luang Prabang, such as Kuang Si Falls.
  • Patagonia: The Wild Beauty Disconnect in Nature

The windswept landscapes of Patagonia, particularly in the Chilean region, provide a stark contrast to the chaos of modern life. Torres del Paine National Park offers awe-inspiring scenery and endless opportunities for solitude. Stay at Tierra Patagonia, a lodge with stunning views of Lake Sarmiento and snow-capped peaks, and spend your days hiking, horseback riding, and learning about the region’s history and wildlife.

Must-Do Activities:

  • Hiking: Explore the numerous trails in Torres del Paine National Park.
    • Horseback Riding: Experience the life of a Patagonian gaucho.
  • Namibia: Vast and Remote Landscapes Explore the Desert

Namibia’s dramatic landscapes, from rust-colored dunes to rugged coastlines, offer a sense of remoteness that’s hard to find elsewhere. The NamibRand Reserve, with its eco-friendly Wolwedans camp, provides a perfect base for exploring the oldest desert in the world. Take in the vastness of the desert from a hot air balloon or a light aircraft, and enjoy walking safaris and horseback rides through this breathtaking terrain.

Must-Do Activities:

  • Hot Air Balloon Rides: Get a bird’s-eye view of the stunning Namib Desert.
    • Walking Safaris: Learn about the desert’s unique flora and fauna on foot.
  • Turks and Caicos: Tropical Bliss Island Serenity

For those seeking a tropical escape, the Turks and Caicos Islands offer pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a laid-back atmosphere. The islands are less commercialized than many other Caribbean destinations, providing a peaceful retreat. Stay at one of the luxurious beachfront resorts and spend your days snorkeling, diving, and enjoying the warm Caribbean sun.

Must-Do Activities:

  • Snorkeling and Diving: Explore the vibrant marine life in the clear waters.
    • Beach Relaxation: Unwind on the stunning white-sand beaches.
  • New Zealand: South Island Adventures Adventure and Tranquility

New Zealand’s South Island is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to escape the political noise. The island’s diverse landscapes range from rugged coastlines to pristine lakes and towering mountains. Whether you’re hiking in Fiordland National Park, exploring the vineyards of Marlborough, or relaxing in a remote lodge, the South Island offers a perfect blend of adventure and serenity.

Must-Do Activities:

  • Hiking: Explore the famous Milford Track or the Routeburn Track.
    • Wine Tasting: Visit the renowned vineyards in the Marlborough region.


Escaping the noise of politics doesn’t mean you have to go off the grid completely. These seven destinations offer the perfect blend of tranquility, natural beauty, and unique experiences that allow you to relax and recharge. Whether you’re exploring the wilderness of Patagonia, enjoying

a tropical paradise in Turks and Caicos, or immersing yourself in the serene culture of Laos, these places provide the perfect backdrop for a peaceful retreat.

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