Top 5 Destinations for a Pollution-Free Vacation

If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, I’ve rounded up a list of destinations to help you enjoy a pollution-free holiday.

Unlike other travel destinations, these vacations spots will truly make you feel away from home – fresh air, no traffic jams and definitely not garbage-filled.

1. New Zealand

With low population density and an abundance of wildlife, New Zealand is one of the countries with the cleanest and safest air in the planet.

Visit NZ’s “adventure capital,” Queenstown, for some breathtaking scenery and tons of things to do.  Whether you’re up for a crazy adventure, nature & wildlife exploration, wellness, nightlife or culture & history, Queenstown has a lot to offer for every type of traveler.

2. Australia

Aside from having the world’s best healthcare system, Australia also boasts its clean and pure air.  Sydney, the country’s largest and oldest city, is brimming with culture, history, art, cuisine and nature.  It’s situated next to the ocean coastline and sandy beaches, which makes it a perfect destination for a laid-back and relaxing vacation.

If you want a relaxing beach day and don’t want to deal with a crowd of travelers, head to one of the secluded and hidden ones like Shelly Beach, Chinaman’s Beach, Redleaf and Milk Beach to name a few.

3. Iceland

Iceland isn’t just all about the Northern Lights and the Blue Lagoon, it’s one of the most eco-friendly countries in the world too.

Reykjavik, the country’s largest and capital city is very ambitious when it comes to protecting and continuously improving its air quality.  It is a home to numerous pools & spas that offer luxurious pampering and relaxation.  This beautiful oasis also offers tourists beautiful parks and gardens, nightlife and numerous activities for every interest.

4. Brunei

Despite of this Asian country’s economic growth and rapid industrialization, Brunei has managed to maintain clean air standards, making it one of the less polluted countries in the world.  It’s known for its beautiful beaches, virgin rainforests, wildlife haven and Islamic architecture.  Plan a trip to this tiny nation if you want to unwind and relax in natural wonders while enjoying cultural landmarks.

5. Canada

Canada may be the biggest country in the world but it enjoys a very low population and its lands are covered by forests – ensuring that you will breathe nothing but clean air during your stay.

British Columbia tops the list of the provinces with the cleanest air in the country.  There’s so much to enjoy and discover in BC – mighty mountains, deep forests and dramatic coastlines, there’s always something here for everyone.


About Toni Marie

Toni is a contributing author. In addition to writing about the Baby Boomer generation, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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