January is a time for reflection, new adventures, and for a lot of people, a time to make plans to travel and explore new places. And though our mission here at Tile is to help you avoid losing your things, getting lost yourself isn't always a bad thing.
This year, we’re sharing some of the best places to get lost and find yourself. Tell us on social or in the comments which ones are your favorite and where you’re planning to get lost in 2020.
Credit: “One of the scenic locations of the Oukaimeden village”, by MED.BENALLA, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. Modified for size.
Known for its arid climate, vast deserts, and colorful bazaars, you might be surprised to learn Morocco also has some of the best skiing in the world. Deep in the Atlas Mountains – fifty miles north of Marrakech – sits Oukaïmeden, Morocco’s most infamous ski resort. It’s best to visit between January and March, but be aware this remote resort only has one chairlift. This is why most visitors decide to take a donkey taxi to the the top of the mountain instead – which sounds like a #bucketlist item to us.
Credit: "One of the scenic locations of the Oukaimeden village", by MED.BANALLA, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. Modified for size.
Speaking of remote, Ittoqqortoormiit is known to be the most remote inhabited community in the western hemisphere with barely 450 inhabitants. You can fly into Constable airport and then take a helicopter into Ittoqqortoormiit or take a wildlife cruise through Northeast Greenland national park and Scoresby Sund, the largest national park and fjord on Earth.
Patagonia is well-known for its natural wonders including Torres del Paine National Parc and Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, but go off the beaten path and explore the Marble Caves in Patagonia’s Aysén Region, next to General Carrera Lake. The Marble Caves were created by 6,000 years of waves eroding the stone, resulting in a beautiful marbled effect. Kayak around the caves and spend a night under the stars near the edge of the lake.
Credit: “KD's World Tour - Henderson Island, Pitcairn Islands”, by Kevin Dooley, licensed under CC BY 2.0. Modified for size.
If somewhere tropical is what you’re looking for, head to The Pitcairn Islands, one of the world’s smallest countries, based in the South Pacific Ocean. Home to four active volcanoes, the islands are full of lush greenery, turquoise blue waters and a complete lack of tourists, so you’re guaranteed some relaxing, interrupted time by the beach.
For those looking for a bit more adventure, visit Azores, Portugal, a 2.5 hour flight from Lisbon. Azores is a volcanic island and known for being one of the best places to go whale and dolphin watching in the world. Rent a boat for a day and take in the sights or hike along the Trail of Ten Volcanoes before heading back to crowded Lisbon or Porto.