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Tired of the city life and need a getaway to get a breather..literally?

Here’s a list of the best Travel destinations with the freshest air I have visited that had me gasping for more. From the great outdoors to mountain top experiences to coastal lookout points, there is something for whatever type of traveler you are.

8 Travel Destinations with the Freshest Air

1. South Africa

Destinations with the freshest air - Beautiful South Africa - Drakensberg Mountains in Southern Africa

Beautiful South Africa – Drakensberg Mountains in Southern Africa

Beyond the wilderness and safaris that everyone knows South Africa for, it is also a stunning country for lovely trails and camping. We visited Drakensberg, also known as ‘Dragon Mountains’ for 3 days to camp and do some day hikes. The weather was stunning and breezy.

Fresh Streams along the way

Fresh water streams along the hike

Pretty houses at Capetown

Destinations with the freshest air – Pretty houses at Capetown

Capetown is also a lovely must-visit place with its lovely beaches and cape point/ cape of good hope. We utterly loved the cliff views of Table Mountain as well.

Chilling by the beach with the sea breeze ( Photo credited to F Z Joe)

Chilling by the beach with the refreshing sea breeze ( Photo credited to F Z Joe)

2. Long Dong, Taiwan

Destination with the Freshest Air

Amazing Coastal Breeze at Long Dong Taiwan

Long Dong in Jiufen is a small quiet fishing village and also a popular place for sand stone rock climbing.

Come here to enjoy a lovely cool pacific ocean breeze while basking in the sun. We sure miss hearing the waves crashing against the cliffs as we scale those walls.

Scaling the sand stone walls of long dong

Scaling the sand stone walls of long dong with the waves crashing behind

3. Edinburgh, Scotland

Fresh air at the highest point in Edinburgh. Pretty litte town surrounded by mountains

Fresh air at the highest lookout  point in Edinburgh. Pretty litte town surrounded by mountains

Edinburgh is indeed love at first sight. You will never get enough of the rustic city with its castles and mountains. A warm scarf around your neck makes the nice cold mountain valley air really enjoyable.

Little town of Edinburgh

Quaint little town of Edinburgh

4. Mauritius 

Stunning beauty of maurtius

Stunning beauty of Mauritius

Yes this is a up and rising destination not just for honeymooners, but adventure seekers and people who just need some really good beach and fresh air. Missing that catamaran cruise out to see dolphins already.

fresh sea breeze in mauritius

Fresh sea breeze in Mauritius on the private catamaran out to the sand bank

5. British Columbia, Canada

Canada Lake Louise Beauty

Canada Lake Louise Beauty and untainted air

Canada has one of the most pristine beauty in the world. The Rockies, Lake Louise are just some of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

Morning Dew and Fog passing through on this lookout point. You can smell and taste the fresh cold dew in air

Morning Dew and Fog passing through on this lookout point. You can smell and taste the fresh cold dew in air

hover dam

Loving the beautiful lake on a gorgeous day like this

6. South Island, New Zealand

Amazing weather and fresh air in new zealand

Amazing weather and fresh air in New Zealand at Lake Wakatipu

New Zealand, who can forget this destination, hidden at a quiet corner of the world, yet so amazingly beautiful for its snow capped mountains, multi shades of blue lake and fresh mountain air.

Travel destinations with the freshest air - Enjoy the breeze by the harbour even in the city of Queenstown, New Zealand

Enjoy the breeze by the harbour even in the city of Queenstown, New Zealand

7. Maldives

The fresh goodness of Maldives air, sun and sea

The fresh goodness of Maldives air, sun and sea

Whisk to the Maldives for some great island life, sunset yoga and clean sea breeze. Every person who comes here for a getaway definitely leaves recharged.

Travel destinations with the freshest air - Walking on those sandy white beaches of Maldives private island

Walking on those sandy white beaches of Maldives private island

Crystal clear waters and fresh air in Maldives

Crystal clear waters and fresh air in Maldives

Endless sand banks and gentle sea breeze, bound to make you forget all your worries instantly.

8. Shiga Kogen, Japan

Fresh Winter Air in Japan Nagano

Fresh Winter Air in Japan Nagano (Photo credited to Shir Ee)

Enjoy fresh Japan goodness in Winter, on top of the ski slopes. Winter in Shiga Kogen, Japan is really the best season for me, with stunning snow-capped slopes that makes one gasp in sheer awe at the beauty.

Travel destinations with the freshest air - Soak here in this onsen and breathe deep

Soak here in this natural onsen and breathe deep, coz you need it ( Photo credited to Shir Ee)

Above the clouds and taking deep breaths

Above the clouds and taking deep breaths

Hence concludes my top 8 Travel destinations with the freshest air.

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