Be an explorer of the world instead of a tourist stuck in hotel rooms — travel to remote places around the world and explore these lost cities and distant islands. Here are 7 of the most remote places in the world that you might want to tread:
In the far northern reaches of Canada, you can walk on water. There’s a frozen territory in Nunavut, a mile out to sea on Canada’s Baffin Bay. There, you risk some slippery footing, but you can clamber up a half-pipe inside this massive berg.
In the Italian Dolomites, you’ll see hostel called Rifugio Torre di Pisa. But before you get there and see the world from above, you’ll have to plan the two-to-three-hour hike accordingly as it oly open from June to October.
CASA ANDINA, LAKE TITICACA, PERU
KOKOPELLI’S CAVE BED & BREAKFAST, FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO
You’ll climb over fences, turn down dirt paths, and ultimately go down a sandstone trail 70 feet below ground level to reach Kokopelli’s, a 1,650-square-foot bed and breakfast built inside a 65-million-year-old rock formation.
THE MINORITY VILLAGES OF GUIZHOU, CHINA
Drive three hours from Guiyang City until you reach Dali, a charming village. As you pass through rolling mountains, stop along the way and buy crafts (such as hand-made paper) made by the Dong, Buyi, and Miao people. The Indigo Lodge in nearby Zhaoxing, a beautiful Dong village, offers simple accommodations in a traditional setting.
“THE DOOR TO HELL,” DERWEZE, AHAL PROVINCE, TURKMENISTAN
Located in the middle of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan is the “Door to Hell,” a name locals gave to a 230-foot-wide crater that simply won’t stop burning. The scientists decided to light the crater on fire to burn off the methane, creating a Dante-esque anomaly that has remained lit for the past 40-plus years. Recently, the crater has become more of a tourist attraction, but it’s still primarily a destination for adventurers.
THE PRINCIPALITY OF SEALAND
It might not look like much, but that lone structure 7 miles off the coast of Suffolk is the Principality of Sealand, the brainchild of an eccentric pirate radio broadcaster. The isolated nation in the North Sea boasts a flag, anthem, and even a soccer team. Sealand currently has a population of one: a caretaker who lives on the platform.
Source: Condé Nast Traveler