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If you have ever dreamed of leaving civilization behind and escaping into the wilderness, we hear you. If you want all the luxuries of civilization without the people, we hear you too. From rustic retreats to full-on glamour camping (glamping) we cater to everyone that wants to leave civilization behind for a brief period, or an extended vacation.

Enlightened Escape provides information about the not-so-well-known vacation spots. Looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination, then you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find traveling tips and the gear required to make your trip awesome. Whether you are into glamping, climbing, hiking, biking, or just hitting an out-of-the-way spa, we provide the 411 to get you there and back without worrying about all the details.

We can take you to “the Switzerland of America” found in the Poconos for beautiful Alpinesque vistas, a quaint village featuring Victorian-era inns, and activities to keep you busy. It will amaze you that, a mere two hours outside of the busy streets of New York is an escape that will take your breath away. With year-round activities, this escape is a perfect blend of rustic with a dash of old-city lifestyle.

We researched the beaches in Oregon, explored skydiving on the sunny beaches of Florida, and even found overseas adventures you can experience in Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands. We have tried to cover the best destination locations and escapes around the world. If you want to experience your beach without water, you can visit Burning Man in the Nevada desert.

If you aren’t sure where you want to head to, you can take a spin through our Glampgrounds directory to view listings of little-known and well-known destinations. If you find a great place we don’t have listed, you can even add it to our directory for others to discover!

The entire staff at Enlightened Escapes is dedicated to “living the good life” and escaping the unpleasantness that is called civilization. So if you want adventure for months of traveling, or a quick weekend escape, we have something for you here.

As experienced campers, hikers, and glampers, our staff combines their personal experience with well-researched information to bring you the best of the best. From location low-downs to equipment packing lists, we want to be your first stop when you are planning your next getaway.

If we missed something or you want to suggest potential locations, please drop us a quick note via our contact link or in a comment on the site.

At Enlightened Escape, you CAN get there from here.

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