Related How to turn 28 days of leave into 60 days
August 10, 2019
RelatedHow to turn 28 days of leave into 60 days of travel Planning a big getaway in 2018? Then make your annual leave go further by building a bank holiday (or two) into your plans. Here, we’ve outlined the key dates and destinations to aim for.The Great South West Edge – is this the most Instagrammable road trip in the world?In partnership with Bubblegum pink waters. Towering forests with a treetop walkway. Cool kangaroos on dazzling white beaches. The Great South West Edge, from Perth to Esperance, might just have the highest wow-per-mile ratio of any stretch in the world. And we’ve got the itinerary to help you capture the…10 holiday destinations in Spain off the beaten trackLooking at booking your 2018 holidays? Let TUI do the work with one of these beautiful, off-the-beaten-track destinations in Spain – whether you’re after a weekend break in an old town or a week on a beach, TUI have got you covered. 1. Death Valley, NevadaHowever unlikely it is that the workaholic would go to such lengths to avoid the possibility of an urgent recall to the boardroom, they could make sure of being out-of-touch by going deep into Death Valley, Nevada, USA. Among other dangers, such as rattlesnakes, and being one of the hottest places on the planet, Death Valley has no mobile coverage. On its website, the Death Valley National Park Service has the stark warning: ‘Do not depend on a cell phone for your safety’. Or for checking the latest share prices. Find flights to Las Vegas2. Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, California‘Dead zones’ or ‘dead spots’ are areas with absolutely no mobile reception whatsoever. So you really haven’t got a choice but to turn off and chill out. Sometimes this is simply because something big gets in the way, like mountains, or in the case of Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park in northern California, trees. Very big trees in fact (yes, the clue is in the name). Put on your ‘out of office’, pull on your walking boots and go hiking among the giant redwoods along the awesomely-named Damnation Trail. Find flights to San Francisco 4. Yakutak, AlaskaBeing a big place with huge swathes of wilderness, you might suspect Alaska of being one big coverage blackspot. In fact, you’ll be able to update your Facebook status or scowl at the company sales graph in most Alaskan areas of civilization. But not in Yakutak, a fishing town on the Gulf of Alaska surrounded by forests, lakes, mountains and bears. Yakutak has actually become a popular destination for people who really want to get away from the modern world and pursue simple pleasures like fishing and hunting moose. Find flights to Anchorage4. Farningham, Kent, UKThere is stiff competition for the booby prize of worst broadband ‘blackspot’ in the UK. Recent surveys have found that the English counties of Kent and Sussex between them host six of the country’s top 20 slowest-speed towns and villages: Ashford, Cranbrook and Dover in Kent, and Hastings, Lavant and Pulborough in Sussex. Another survey found that the slowest broadband is in Farningham – also in Kent. Find flights to Kent5. North KoreaOk, it’s an obvious one, but you’ll be hard-pushed doing anything on the internet in North Korea. The authorities aren’t too keen on people wasting their time on Angry Birds in countries like Burma and Uzbekistan, but nowhere less so than in North Korea. Internet censorship is total, so no matter how good your coverage, you won’t be able to tweet your snaps posing with a border guard at the 38th Parallel. A handful of the country’s top brass have been granted internet access, but you’ll have to press a few palms in the corridors of power in Pyongyang, which may prove tricky. Find flights to Pyongyang10ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Turn off, tune out, drop your iPhone! If your Blackberry is more of a holiday must-have than suntan lotion and you conduct conference calls from your lilo, here are five places where you’ve got no choice but to go on holiday offline.