Social Media, 24-hour news, radio and on the pulse reporting has made daily life very noisy. More traffic on the roads, more people hitting the town and the loss of weekly family time means we have disconnected from nature and been drawn into technology. People spend more time looking down at their phones than they do up at the stars.
If you are beginning to feel like you’re in the middle of a new world meltdown then maybe it’s time to get away from it all, somewhere far from the modern world and back to our basic roots. A reminder of what makes this world wonderful.
Why You Need To Drop It All And Head to The Canadian Rockies
Canada plays host to part of the Rocky Mountains. 3000 miles of natural beauty offering fishing, hiking, riding, climbing and, with only 4 people per sq. meter, a highly attractive lack of hustle and bustle. Sounds like bliss? it is. Canada itself is a truly diverse country. Offering reasons to visit all year round. In the summer the sun seems endless, fall delivers colour that you cannot imagine and snow lies everywhere in the winter. If you look to the south, you can almost see the curvature of the earth. It is quite humbling.
Get there the long way
Wait. Don’t all rush off and book your plane ticket. That isn’t the point of this exercise. Flying is going to remind you of why you feel so detached from real life right now. Too many people, too many rules, inflated prices, the list goes on. If you are going to do this properly then you need to step it back. Think more family road trip here so hire a car or, even better, take a Caravan.com vacation tour.
You don’t have to go it alone, what a great time to pack the kids up and show them something that will blow their minds more than the latest Snapchat filter. Just make sure you read these tips for travelling with kids. Take the stress out even more by following a pre-planned route. Ok, the point of this trip is to get back to the good old days but hey, you can do all the map reading you want once you are on foot. Take advantage of others expertise to maximise your enjoyment and reduce your stress.
You have options
But you don’t have to bury yourself in the deepest darkest log cabin. Calgary is a modern and vibrant city and is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. July sees the city’s world famous Stampede giving you a chance to witness real western action.
Heading to Banff you could let your troubles float away on the breathtaking Bow River. And Sulpher Mountain offers some of the best views you will see in your life. Your transport to the top? The Banff Gondola.
Now is the perfect time to explore, gain a little clarity. Stand on top of the world and realise just how peaceful and beautiful it all is. Give yourself time away from your computer, put away your phone and unpack your camera. Surround yourself with real life.