Located in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Tristan de Cunha is an archipelago of small islands considered the most remote place in the world. Surrounded by rocky terrain and choppy waters, the island is only accessible by boat with its closest neighbors, South Africa and South America, which are 1,700 and 2,000 miles away respectively.
Located quite literally at the bottom of the world, Antarctica is naturally one of the most remote places on Earth. Though there are no permanent residents in the frozen region, the continent does house seasonal researchers and scientist.
The McMurdo Station, located on the northern tip of Antarctica, is the most populated research centers, with close to 1,200 scientists working in the area. Though extremely isolated from neighboring countries, there are three airstrips in McMurdo, which means the inhabitants can easily access the region, as well as many modern amenities.
If you think the name is hard to pronounce, try being one of the 500 people living in this desolate area. The village is located on the eastern shore of Greenland and is just north of Iceland.
Greenland’s the one with all the ice, so the water surrounding the town are frozen almost year-round, making access to the region via boat near impossible. Furthermore, the small airport on the island rarely hosts flights.
Located approximately five hours away from Lima, the picturesque oasis Huacachina is the best for a thrilling adventure.
Derived from the Quechua language, the name ‘Huacachina’ means “young crying woman”. According to a legend, an Incan princess fell in love with a prince, who soon died. Troubled by her grief, the young princess cried tears, that eventually formed into a lagoon.
The Huacachina Lagoon can be found in the center of the oasis and is believed to be therapeutic. Some visitors choose to relax there amidst the swaying palm trees, while others prefer adventure.
There’s a charming sense of mysticism, that surrounds the enchanting woods of Pokaini Forest, Latvia. The unusual heaps of round, moss-covered stones, that lay in random piles across the forest, are the unique attraction of Pokaini Forest. Unnatural shape of the stones caused several speculations, however there is no confirmed explanation. Some say, that the Pokaini Forest is enveloped with strong mystic energy and is known to be a power spot for good vibrations, among many psychic healers. The forest may have been a site for traditional Pagan rituals, which is why it channels a lot of healing vibes.