The anti-holiday

Find tranquility at these five off-the-grid destinations.

Whether it's navigating crowded airportsorworrying about how to eat healthy at holiday parties, this time of year can be stressful. And even gathering with loved ones for a traditional celebration can contribute to that, says Ken Duckworth, M.D., a professor at Harvard University Medical School who specializes in mental health. So this year, add a couple anti-holiday days into your travel itinerary during which you head somewhere remote—either solo or with a partner—and unplug from technology. Aweekend away might be especially helpful for introverts who require more quiet time to recharge, adds Duckworth.

Here, five places—including jungle escapes and backwoods cabin—to check out this season.

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