Looking for an uncrowded holiday destination post Pandemic?
Most of us are desperate to go on holiday this year after a long 18 months in and out of lockdown. Whilst most of us here in the UK would love to go somewhere sunny; the usual destinations of Spain. Italy and Greece are out of the question. Once travel opens up again many of us are going to feel reluctant to go anywhere too busy and we are looking at some more off-the-beaten-track and uncrowded destinations, not just here in the UK but further afield. Here are 3 ideas for you.
Iceland is actually a pretty popular tourist destination and can get busy in well-known tourist spots such as the Blue Lagoon and the capital city of Reyjavik. However, it is also very easy to get away from the tourist hordes and stay on remote farms and campsites. Hiring a car is an excellent idea. The island is covered by a lot of wilderness and remote roads so it is easy to really get away. Horse-riding is popular and great to combine with a spot of wild camping. It is of course a bit weather dependent but if you take the right kit and go prepared you will be fine!
With a similar northern climate to Iceland but a lot, LOT bigger we have Alaska. It is a dream destination for many people with its incredible wildlife and natural scenery. It is also a vast country so it is easy to get away from the busier towns and out into the countryside. During the summer months biting insects can be a problem but the long warm summer evenings more than make up for it. If you want to see brown bears, listen to wolves howling, go salmon and trout fishing and hike through spectacular mountain scenery then this is definitely the place for you.
Another fantastic country with miles of open countryside and remote locations although with a completely different climate and landscape to the first two. This is sub-saharan Africa, where people come on safari to see elephant, rhino, giraffe, hippo and big cats. It is also home to some of Africa’s most remote safari camps. You really can get away from it all here, some camps are hundreds of miles from the nearest town! And some of them have only a handful of tents so only a handful of guests at any one time. Sitting out in the evening around the boma, enjoying a drink and the African night sky is surely one of the most unforgettable experiences one can have.
Of course, when you go to a remote location you probably aren’t going to get much a phone signal let alone any wifi and that can definitely be a bonus. However when you are back in town for some supplies or a meal out you will want to contact your family and friends or update your social media with all the incredible photos you have taken. We recommend using a VPN for this to protect your privacy. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and it enables you to access public networks safely by making the information you send out and receive private. It encrypts your data so that other people cannot track your online activity. For instance it makes it impossible for them to access your passwords or personal data. There are many apps offering VPN services online, including Nord VPN.