Last year a couple friends and I took a month off work to embark on an adventure to hike the entire John Muir Trail. I highly recommend you take time to visit Yosemite because views like this one are waiting for you around every turn!
In order to get away from the city and breathe some fresh air for once, I took a solo camping trip out to Joshua Tree last April. I say it all the time, but being able to stop hiking and only hear the breeze and a bird chirping is incredible. No motorcycles, no helicopters, and no taxis honking at each other. Pure Bliss