While we love the thrill that comes with visiting vibrant
cities, there is a lot to be said for quiet holidays where you can
slow right down and escape from the almost ever-present noise of
modern life. From television and telephones to traffic and typing,
the prevalence of auditory stimulation means the situation is so
bad that one recent study suggested that a whopping 90% of children
in the USA will never experience natural silence.
Following on from the introduction of international dark sky
areas - spaces designated as free from light pollution - more areas
are now being identified and protected as quiet spaces, where
visitors can truly enjoy the sound of silence.
The good news is that with Original Travel you can visit and
appreciate these places where you can hear a pin drop; whether
that's reconnecting with untouched nature while indulging in
shinrin-yoku ('forest bathing') in Japan; meditating with
monks in Bhutan; hiking in India's lunar Ladakh region; stargazing
in the Namibian desert or enjoying New Zealand's wide open spaces;
or simply just escaping to a quiet coastal town in Europe, there's
a quiet holiday to suit.