(CNN) — For months, Americans of all political leanings looked forward to the end of the 2016 presidential election. Regardless of the outcome, a swift end to the onslaught of campaign ads was a light at the end of the tunnel for many.
But November 8 came and went, and those hoping to get a break from the partisan bombast and political rants by your Facebook "friends" have likely been disappointed.
So, if you're feeling exhausted from the unrelenting drumbeat of politics, it's time to escape -- mentally, at the very least -- to wide-open places where solitude is easily achieved.
To help you get started, we've researched some of the most beautiful and serene landscapes on Earth -- spots that also happen to be among the least populated.
From the pristine, snow-capped mountains of Greenland to a river delta in Botswana teeming with wildlife, these are places where you're unlikely to get a strong cell phone signal, let alone see anyone you know.