The festive season can be fun, but between stressing out over gifts and balancing your packed social calendar, sometimes you just want to get away from it all. So, with that in mind, we’ve rounded up some off-the-grid destinations – with trips that conveniently depart over the holidays – to help you unplug and really make the most of your break.

5. Cuba

This Caribbean island is filled with lush rolling hills and long white-sand beaches, but one this you won’t find much of is Wi-Fi. So, take a break from digital connections and make some unforgettable human ones instead.


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4. Patagonia

Switch off and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Patagonia’s peaks, steppes and fjords. This region of South America is as untamed as it is beautiful, a haven for hikers, dreamers and adventurers alike.


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3. Russia

Vast and mesmerizing, Russia is the perfect place to unplug and explore. Get lost in your thoughts – and the landscapes – on an overnight train trip, and brush up on history in the iconic Red Square.

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2. Botswana

Disconnecting in Botswana is an experience like no other. In the remote wilderness of the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert, you’ll be too busy spotting elephants and lions to even think about being online.

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1. Nepal

Breathe in Nepal’s cleansing mountain air and you can’t help but feel at peace. And as you hike ever closer to mighty Everest, your work email will be the furthest thing from your mind.

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