Silence. Calm. Open spaces. These are the new luxuries. In this turbulent era of disruption and noise, it's become ever more crucial to disconnect and slow down. REMOTE - PLACES TO STAY shares 22 out-of-the-way places where you can get off the grid and reconnect to the essentials, surrounded by raw pristine nature. Some remote places are only accessible on foot, others by mountain train, small boat or bush plane - but they are all places with a very strong sense of space. From lavish to spare architecture, from the arctic north to the desert landscapes of Africa, from a peaceful retreat in the Himalayas to a secret convent in the stiletto of Italy, each exceptional retreat has been carefully selected to inspire and spark a state of wonder. Exploring the pages of remote is a visual journey you will never forget. In pursuit of the best of travel, journalist Debbie Pappyn and photographer David De Vleeschauwer have been passionately exploring the world for more than a decade, taking 100 flights a year on average, from Boeings to hot air balloons and helicopter rides over the North Pole. They have already visited over a 100 countries and their articles have appeared in respected publications such as Condé Nast Traveler, Monocle, Wallpaper*, The Financial Times, National Geographic, Epicure Singapore and Australian Gourmet Traveler. The duo also designs exceptional trips for a very select group of international clients and travelers.