I’m sure you’ve been there. Midterms, projects, and papers start piling up and – before you know it – the walls of the library start to feel like they’re closing in. The outside world feels like a distant dream and you’d give anything (anythinggggg) to NOT have to turn another page or solve another math problem. We’ve already let you in on the power of study breaks (remember our Midterm Management Study Guide?), but now we’re encouraging you to turn your study break into a study escape. That’s exactly why we’re bringing you a few gloriously wonderful places to search for on your next study break.
1. Trolltunga | Odda | Norway
Sitting more than 3600 feet above sea level and nearly 2300 feet above lake Ringedalsvatnet, Norway’s most scenic cliff is an adventure-lover’s dream. It offers mind-blowing views of the surrounding area. Sigh.
2. Namib-Naukluft National Park | Namibia
Though the orange sands of the Namib desert – the oldest desert in the world – stretch across South Africa and Angola as well, the Namib-Naukluft National Park resides in Namibia. In addition to the highest dunes in the world, the park also boasts an array of wildlife. “Unique” is definitely an understatement.
3. Hallstatt | Austria
If you’re looking for a place straight out of a fairy tale, Austria’s little town of Hallstatt is the place for you. Nestled on the water, the village used to be only accessible by boat or narrow trails. Now, it’s simply the thing Disney songs are made of.
4. Mount Roraima | Venezuela
This fascinating tabletop mountain boasts 1,300 foot cliffs on all sides. Located in the southeast corner of Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, it’s the triple border point of Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela. The flat summit and clouds drifting along the cliffs make it look more like something from a movie than a real place!
5. Raja Ampat | West Papua Province | Indonesia
Raja Ampat, a.k.a. The Four Kings, is an archipelago located in Indonesia, near the island of New Guinea. As if the glittering turquoise waters weren’t tempting enough, it’s also part of the Coral Triangle, which is home to some of the richest marine biodiversity on earth (including coral and fish). One word: paradise.
6. Lake Hillier | Recherche Archipelago | Western Australia
Located within the Recherche Archipelago Nature Reserve, Lake Hillier is a saline lake best known for – you guessed it – its pink hue! Scientists aren’t 100% sure what causes the distinctive color, but they do know it’s not harmful to humans. Yes…you CAN swim in the lake!
There are approximately a million more places we could list, but we’ll stop here (for now). What places do you find yourself daydreaming about? Tweet us @BNcollege and hashtag #TheCollegeJuice!