These Underrated Travel Destinations Deserve Some Love!
There are few better ways to get away from it all and spend some time with your family than travelling. It allows you to leave behind all of the complicated and difficult aspects of your life and get back to basics, meeting new people and seeing some amazing sights. Of course, sometimes it can feel like the hustle and bustle of your everyday life can follow you pretty much wherever you go. This is especially the case if you end up going to certain destinations that are incredibly well known and popular. Sure, most of these places are popular for a reason, but the truth is that travelling to a place where there are thousands of other tourists around can suck all of the relaxation and fun out of just about any trip that you might take. Luckily, there is another option available to you. You don’t always have to visit the most popular or well-known travel destinations in the world. How about catching some rays on a deserted beach in Albania or skiing in Andorra? With that in mind, here are some lesser-known destinations that can help you really get away from it all
Turkey is such an underrated travel destination. It has so much to offer and few places exemplify that better than Istanbul. It’s the centre of culture, food, shopping, and a whole lot more for good reason. The truth is that Istanbul acts as a microcosm for all of the things that are really amazing about Turkey as a whole. Why not visit Turkey and take a private half day tour of Istanbul to really get a sense of all of the amazing things that this incredible city, and incredibly country, really have to offer.
Chile is a remarkable country simply because of how varied it is. Most places have something of a fixed climate but Chile, due to its long thin shape, seems to be able to boast climates from all over the world! From typical South American heat between the mountains to a more European feeling cool breeze near the sea. You’re almost never far from a new landscape to enjoy when you’re in Chile. Not only that but it’s one of the most underrated wine producing countries in the world. Because of the climate, Chile is able to produce amazing wines of all different style. However, because it’s not as well known as other countries, much of it is incredibly cheap!
How could you not want to visit somewhere that’s known as “the land of ice and fire“? The idea of going somewhere that is known for its low temperatures might not be that appealing, but those fears will slip away the moment you step foot in this amazing country. The truth is that it’s like walking into a fairy tale when you arrive. Whether you want to experience the summertime’s midnight sun, refresh your body and spirit in the geothermal baths, experience the beauty of the northern lights, or witness Icelandic whales gliding through the ocean, Iceland is the kind of place that you could go back to year after year and never even begin to feel tired of!
Another hidden gem in Asia’s crown, The Philippines are the perfect destination if you want a truly relaxing beach getaway! With places like Malapascua Island offering some of the very best beaches and diving spots in all of Aisa, maybe even the world! Not only that but you’ll find that the locals of these places are so friendly that they are likely to invite you into their homes for dinner the moment that they meet you! It’s also a place that feels very different from the rest of Asia. There’s a lot of Roman Catholic influence in The Philippines which means that the whole place has an almost South American feeling to it which it wholly unique in all of Asia.
Now, this is not to say that there’s anything wrong with visiting more well-known places if that’s what you want to do. However, a lot of people end up feeling as though that’s their only option when they’d really rather be going somewhere a little more off the grid. Just remember that the world is a big place and there’s no reason why you can’t try and visit just about anywhere you like. And you should always remember that you don’t have to make a choice between visiting somewhere a little less well known and having an exciting and vibrant experience. Many of these places, while not necessarily being quite as well known among tourists, still have wonderful and thriving modern cultures of their own!
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