Exploring undiscovered travel destinations is always one of the most fun activities that you can do, especially if you’re an adventurous person. Surely, going to any holiday is good, but why go once again to a destination you’ve been before, or the one that’s quite popular with tourists? Many people opt for off the beaten path destinations, so if you have a wish to do the same, here are 5 still undiscovered places you could, and should, visit. Also, make sure to visit them as soon as possible before they become touristy. Without further ado, these are our recommendations on where to go next:
1. Beaches on Antigua Island
The Caribbean island of Antigua has 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. But if you’re like me, you don’t have that many days in paradise to see them all (sigh!). I’ve traveled here for two weeks, and since I can’t see every sandy stretch I’m making a point of discovering the best beaches in Antigua. What I find are 9 beaches that make me fall in love with the island.
Sailing also allows us to experience Antigua at its best. The blue of the sea changes every day, such that by the end of the trip I’m convinced the locals must have as many words for the color of the water as Eskimos supposedly have for snow.
2. Kinabatangan, Borneo
Asia is slowly becoming more and more popular with tourists, but there are still places that are yet to be discovered. One such place is Borneo, a huge rugged island that’s shared by Malaysia, Indonesia and the nation of Brunei. Borneo is extremely diverse and mesmerisingly beautiful. If you plan to go there, make sure to go deep into the rainforest of the Sabah state of Malaysia and find the Kinabatangan River, the second longest in Malaysia. If you’re into wildlife, then you will most certainly like this place. Walk with orangutans and pygmy elephants, smile with the probosci monkeys and take a look at sun bears. In order to get the best experience on this destination, make sure to opt for a river safari at sunrise or sunset – absolutely breathtaking and unique.
Photo of Brown Temple by Jonathan Ouimet on Unsplash
Speaking of Asia, there is that one country that’s extremely beautiful and hasn’t been considered a tourist attraction until a couple of years ago. Vietnam is definitely a place that’s gaining a lot of popularity, so it would be good to travel now before it becomes mainstream and you could say “I’ve been there before”. A Vietnam scooter trip is a very popular way to go sightseeing in this country, especially because there are so many places that are worth exploring. Many visitors ask themselves the following question, “Can I ride a motorbike in Vietnam?” Well, cruising the country on a motorbike really sounds like a great idea, and it’s not complicated at all. For example, you can look into Dalat motorbike rental options and enjoy one of the most beautiful places in the whole country. Also, spend some time in the capital Hanoi, and then make your way to see what other things this spectacular country has to offer.
4. Piran, Slovenia
You probably thought that there were no undiscovered places in Europe, but this is where you are wrong. One such place is Piran in Slovenia, the world’s most sustainable country according to National Geographic. This coastal town is extremely beautiful and gives out that medieval feel. Bear in mind that Slovenia will not stay a hidden gem for much longer as some parts of it, such as Bled Lake, have become real stars.
5. Camogli, Italy
There’s no better European country to visit in springtime then Italy. And this year, you could skip on Rome, Florence or Venice, and try to find a hidden gem –Italy has plenty of them! Camogli is a small town very close to Portofino and Cinque Terre, filled with colourful small houses with a long history, small bakeries and impressive hotels. One of the most interesting things here is the Fish Festival that’s organised every May, so make sure to go and see it.
There are so many amazing undiscovered places around the world. We probably won’t have enough time to visit every single one of them, but it’s important to see as many as we can. This means – start visiting them now! Choose any from the list and you will definitely have the time of your life!
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