Sometimes you just need to be alone. Perhaps you’ve decided finally it’s time to write your hard-boiled detective novel. Maybe you’re inspired to develop that business plan you’ve been talking about for years. Or, you just want to get away and think. One key to moving forward is to find the place where the creative juices will freely flow. While Herman Melville wrote much of Moby Dick at the Manhattan’s New York Society Library, others, such as E. B. White and D. H. Lawrence, favored isolated wilderness cabins in which to write their masterpieces. Finding a conducive, distraction-free environment is no easy task. Texts, emails, phone calls, and people constantly impinge on your good intentions to really focus. So, here are a few ideas for locales that might enable a tete-a-tete encounter with your muse, or just a vacation where you can get away from it all.
National Park Cabin: Esker Stream Cabin, Yakutat, Alaska
At more than 9.6 million acres, south central Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is the largest park in the United States and twice as big as the state of Delaware. If you want to be truly alone, you can rent the remote Esker Stream Cabin for a bargain $25 dollars a day. The only way to reach this four-bed vacation home is by landing your small airplane on nearby Yakutat beach at low tide and hiking a quarter mile inland. Those who make the trip are rewarded with great views and abundant wildlife including — silver salmon, brown bear and moose — and absolute removal from the world outside.
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