Sometimes all we want to do is get away from civilisation and get closer to nature, as this will bring us greater peace of mind and quiet. 2017 has for some been a hectic year, and if on top of work, you also have children to look after, this might have proven tricky to balance with your professional responsibilities.

If you have made predictions that the year at hand will be more relaxing than the last one and you acknowledge that from time to time you owe it to yourself to have some downtime, then this is the perfect moment to be reading this post. In it, we explain what the best remote travel spots are for you to travel to in the US this year.

The Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Located in Arizona, The Grand Canyon National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The park’s main feature is the renowned Grand Canyon, a ravine of the Colorado River, which is one of the Wonders of the World. Its colourful mountains date back to Precambrian times, and the beauty of its surroundings make this American spot one of the most visited destinations both in the country and in the world. If you would like to relax while you enjoy some of the most breathtaking views our planet has to offer, visit The Grand Canyon National Park this year.


Clarksville, Indiana

Chances are you will probably not have heard of this small town in Indiana. According to the 2010 census, its population was a mere 22,000. However, this is the oldest American town in the Northwest Territory. Being home to one of the largest clocks in the world and the Falls of the Ohio State Park, you can probably imagine why we suggest you take a break in this beautiful destination. Located close to the Indiana-Kentucky border, Clarksville has many historical sites you can explore. Due to its ideal location, Louisville is also a few miles away if you decide to wear your best party gear and hit the town! The Best Western Green Tree Inn will cater for your accommodation needs in style.


Hartford, Connecticut

You might be familiar with Gilmore Girls, the series that stole many people’s hearts back in 2000. If you are then chances are you could recognise this small town in Connecticut as Hartford is supposed to be a half an hour’s drive away from Stars Hollow, the fictional town that was created for the purpose of the show. The capital of Connecticut, its population is only in the hundred thousand and its district of Wethersfield will blow you away with the hundreds of pre-civil war homes that are concentrated in the area. Take a trip to Hartford to experience downtime like no other and to relax with the friendly locals that inhabit this beautiful and mysterious town.



The Grand Canyon National Park is 277 river miles long, 18 miles wide, and one mile deep (image:

Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.