Where to go: Colorado; Idaho; Wahington; California; Massachusetts; North Carolina, West Virginia
Why to go: To reconnect with nature on your own country's soil
What To Bring: Good boots, lots of water, a camera, and your patience

For those who really want to unplug from the calendar month, there is nothing less digital and fast paced than nature. There are dozens of companies planning backpacking trips both at home and abroad, for a variety of skills and time frames. Enjoy the solitude or take it as an opportunity to meet new people. Either way, the clean air will do you some good.