Your schedule is go, go, go and it feels like it is a ride that never ends. This year for your vacation make sure you take the time to relax, catch up on reflection time, and sleep! Here are 5 relaxing destinations around the world.


Alaska is a sparsely populated US state that is known for its spectacular scenery. There are towering mountains, dense forests, and abundant wildlife. It is a fabulous destination for outdoor activities like kayaking, skiing and mountain biking. Denali Park is the home of Mount McKinley, the largest peak in North America, and is a great destination for trekking and glaciers. The Tongass National forest offers bear views. Make sure that you go for a ride on the Mount Roberts Tramway that offers aerial views of the city of Juneau and the surrounding beautiful scenery. Be sure to visit the Glacier Bay National Park, a popular destination for whale watching.

The Maldives

The Maldives is a series of islands in the Indian Ocean that is made up of more than a thousand coral Islands. There are pristine blue lagoons, stunning beaches and expansive coral reefs. The Maldives is popular amongst scuba divers and snorkelers due to the crystal clear warm waters that have a high visibility. You can see spotted whale sharks and manta rays in these waters. You can stay in an overwater bungalow surrounded by stunning sea views. Be sure to visit the charming city of Malé for its bustling markets and visit the Malé Friday Mosque for its architectural beauty.

Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is a desert town near Flagstaff Arizona that is surrounded by red rock buttes, pine forests and steep canyon walls. You can visit the uptown Sedona which has new age shops, spas and art galleries. Take a trip to Red Rock State Park where you can explore the trails or go bird watching. Go camping at Oak Creek Canyon where you can relax by going trekking or fishing. The view of the Cathedral Rock is spectacular and is one of the most photographed locations in the world. Sedona has several Spas and you can relax in a spa after you have experienced the outdoors.

Granada, Spain

Granada is located in the southern Spain’s Andalusia region and is known for its medieval architecture, colourful street art murals, flamenco and white washed cave houses. Be sure to visit the Alhambra, a popular location often visited by tourists that is a stunning fortress with cloistered courtyards and fountains. The Royal Chapel of Granada is an ornate burial site for Catholic Kings and has a museum. The Abbey Abadía del Sacromonte, on Mount Valparaiso, has underground chapels and the place offers panoramic views of the city.

Oxfordshire, UK

Oxfordshire is a county in the south eastern part of England. You can take a boat ride on River Thames which flows through this county and watch the scenic views. The Blenheim Palace is an extravagant Baroque styled palace and a ground to take a relaxing stroll. The Bodleian Library, established in 1602, has over 11 million works. You can shop around the Bicester Village which has many boutique shops. You can stay in a beautiful Cotswolds house and relax surrounded by nature. Your private household chef can cater to your every whim and cook delicious food made from locally sourced produce. If the weather is good you can enjoy strolling around the Cotswold Wildlife Park and looking at the wide array of animals who live there.