Tired of election coverage? Here's 13 international adventures to inspire you instead.

It's been a rough cycle. Why not look at some pretty pictures instead?


It's a quick hop across to visit our friends to the north, although it's getting a bit cold this time of year. The Canadian reputation for politeness is obviously a draw as well.

Backpack Mount Assiniboine: Sunshine Village to Mount Shark

Backpack to Panorama Ridge

New Zealand

Escape the politics with a trip to the greenery and mountain majesty of New Zealand. Aside from the occasional orc attack, you should be able to forget about the election while wandering through incredible places like Mt Aspiring National Park, taking in some sun in Abel Tasman, or waking up above the clouds on the west coast.

Camp on Alex Knob

Backpack the Brewster Hut Track

Hike the Abel Tasman Coast Track

Southeast Asia

Want to get away, and travel on the cheap? Maybe you can swing some remote work and hop around Southeast Asia. An increasingly popular destination for millenial travelers, SE Asia has become a hub for remote workers and backpackers from all over the world.

Photograph sunrise at Angkor Wat

Hike to Huay Mae Khamin Falls

Hike Vietnam's Tallest Mountain


Always a classic destination, why not explore a few countries that have been around far longer than the good old US of A? 

Backpack to Richetlipass in the Glarus Alps

Photograph the Matterhorn

Hike to the Old Man of Storr


Just in case you REALLY need to get away.

Hike to the Peak of Danco Island

Explore the West Antarctic Peninsula 

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Published: November 8, 2016

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