5 of the Best Destinations if You Want to Enjoy Some Time Off the Grid

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With an increasingly connected world, it may seem like there are few places left to go completely off the grid. But you might be surprised to find that there are still many destinations that will let you get away from it all. And here are just some of the best of them.

Bhutan
Bhutan
There may now be internet access in Bhutan. But spending precious time online once you set foot in this remote, beautiful, and isolated kingdom would be the last thing in your mind. With tourism strictly regulated, the chance to visit the country is something that you would want to make the most of. From stunning nature scenery to fascinating cultural attractions, Bhutan is one place you would not mind spending time off the grid for as long as you can.

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Osa Peninsula
Located at the southwestern part of Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Book a room at one of the eco-friendly accommodations in the area and experience life without internet and phone. Surrounded by breathtaking nature scenery, there is no lack of things you can possibly do to unwind and escape the daily grind.

Puerto Natales, Chile
Puerto Natales
The charming port city of Puerto Natales is located at the Chilean Patagonia. It serves as a gateway to a wide array of must-see attractions like the Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy the laidback atmosphere surrounded by enchanting landscape and natural scenery while disconnected from the online world.

Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Emerald Lake Lodge
Yoho National Park sits in the midst of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Stay at the Emerald Lake Lodge located beside a stunning lake set against a backdrop of spectacular scenery of towering mountains and lush forests. Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of your surroundings and the many outdoor activities that include hiking and rowing among others.

Zanzibar, Tanzania
Zanzibar
From beautiful and unspoilt beaches to historic landmarks, Zanzibar is a great place to go off the beaten path. For an off-the-grid experience, head out to the Chumbe Island Coral Park and stay in one of its eco-bungalows that rely solely on solar energy to supply power for the most basic needs.

5 Movies That Will Make You Want to Get Away from the Daily Grind and Travel

While there seems to be an endless supply of entertainment and things to do online, a lot of great things are still best experienced for real. And watching films that showcase some of the most beautiful places in the world will make you want to travel to a place where you can get away from the daily grind.

A Room with a View (1985)

Florence will always be one of those places you will want to be on your travel bucket list. From the city’s architecture and culture to the museums and galleries that house some of the best works of art in the world, there is simply no reason not to want to visit this place. Not to mention the picturesque countryside and the stunning flower and wheat fields you will find.

Into the Wild (2007)

This film is based on the book written by John Krakuaer. It tells the story of Christopher McCandless who left his comfortable life behind to travel across the US and ending up living on his own in the wilderness of Alaska.

The Beach (2000)

The Beach tells the story of an American backpacker who set out to find a place with nothing but a map of the island that has remained a secret to many. Thailand’s enchanting nature scenery and enchanting beaches serve as the film’s biggest draws.

The Bucket List (2007)

The Bucket List is an inspiring story of a terminally ill billionaire and a mechanic who met at the hospital. They then decide to set off in an adventure with the goal of doing the things they want to do before they die. This film will not only make you want to go on your own adventure itself. It will also make you think about the impermanence of life and how precious every minute of it truly is.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Walter Mitty has a penchant for daydreaming and losing himself in the world of fantasy to escape what seems like a tedious life. He then gets a chance to set off on real adventures as he left the familiar comforts of his daily life to find the independent photographer and the missing negative which he desperately needs. The film takes you to places like Iceland where you will want to travel and explore for yourself.