If the hustle and bustle of life in the big city is getting you down, there's not much you can do. These days nearly every part of the planet is covered in cars, skyscrapers and noisy kids. So where are we supposed to go to find relief?
Thankfully there are still a handful of spots around the globe where you can hear yourself think, and if you can afford the plane ticket a nice, quiet getaway at any of these destinations will bring some much needed inner peace.
1. Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
While there are a few thousand people living on the main island, there are 6 smaller islands nearby that are completely uninhabited. Ellidaey Island has just one building - a rest lodge for puffin hunters - with a fence around it, just in case any nosy neighbors move in.
2. Bishop Rock, UK
28 miles off the coast of Cornwall you'll find this tiny rock, the Guinness World Record-holder for the smallest island with a building on it. The views are great but be careful if you stay here, the original lighthouse was swept into the ocean by a wave.
3. Paro Taktsang, Bhutan
Called the "Tiger's Nest," this Buddhist temple clings to the mountainside 10,000 feet in the air. The temple, and the sacred caves it was built on, are the #1 tourist destination in this tiny kingdom.
4. House of Stone, Portugal
It looks like a Stone Age villa, and in fact that's exactly what it is. This house made from 4 boulders was a vacation home for many years, but now it's a tiny museum. Even though there's no power, we'd still love to live here like Fred Flinstone.
5. Lukomir, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hidden high in the Alps, this village of stone houses shuts down completely during the winter, since the only way in or out is on skis. How cozy!
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