Off the beaten path Articles

The ancient city of Caceres
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Spain off the beaten path: 22 ‘hidden gems’ in Spain to discover in 2022

Discover some of the best hidden gems in Spain to get off the beaten path on your next secret Spain adventure.
Manos a la Tierra
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In the footsteps of the Chinamperos: the authentic side of Mexico City’s Xochimilco canals

On this fascinating day trip to Xochimilco in Mexico City, I went inside the protected area to learn about the ancient chinampas.
Mexico Trueke Tours
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Trueke Tours Mexico: top attractions meet authentic experiences

Take a tour through Mexico with Trueke and combine top attractions with authentic experiences, arranged by experts in community tourism.
Ruta Paakam
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Ruta Páak’am: a cultural tour through the Nopales of Mexico City

On this captivating day tour from Mexico City, visit and learn all about Nopales, try local cuisine, and connect with culture.
Cuenca Spain
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22 Hidden Europe Gems You Need to Visit in 2022

Forget Paris and Rome for your 2022 Europe trips and discover these incredible 22 lesser-known towns and destinations. If Mantua, Cuenca and Vipava Valley don't sound familiar then this one is for you.
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Lagos
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My favourite Algarve Hidden Gems and Beaches

The Algarve might be known as a sun-kissed British getaway, but there are still plenty of incredible and lesser-visited spots here. From west coast surfing to hilltop castles, throw in a side trip to Lisbon and you have the perfect Europe vacation all year round.
Kutna Hora bone church
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Visit a chapel of bones and UNESCO Cathedral on an architectural tour of Kutna Hora

Explore the Gothic and Baroque grandeur of Kutna Hora in Czech's Central Bohemia - from imposing cathedrals to creepy bone churches!
Christmas lights and a church in Seiffen ore Mountains
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Traditions, toys and all the trimmings: Christmas in Seiffen and the Ore Mountains

If you want a winter wonderland style Christmas vacation, then look no further than the town of Seiffen. The Ore Mountains are the perfect Christmas trip.
The Indian River as seen from above with the mountains of Dominica in the background
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NomadMania: the traveller club that guides you to places you’ve never heard of

NomadMania was launched to encourage travel and to assist travellers in keeping track of their travels and to provide ideas and inspiration.
A viewing platform on the rocky Sado Island coast
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Sado Island: A two-day Tokyo escape of Taiko drums, tub boats and temples

Sado Island isn't far from Tokyo, but it feels a world away. Discover traditional Taiko drums, tub boats, temples and rugged rock formations.
Stari Most Bosnia Herzegovina
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Why Bosnia and Herzegovina should be your next Europe adventure

Bosnia and Herzegovina is still an underrated hidden gem in Europe but there are so many reasons to visit Bosnnia and Herzegovina!
A yellow Kayak on Lake Levico in Valsugana
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Reasons to visit Trentino: my favourite Italian region you need to discover

The Trentino region in northern Italy captured my heart. Here are some of the reasons to visit Trentino and things do when you arrive at this hidden gem!
Selfie with penguins in the Falkland Islands
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Two weeks in the Falkland Islands: a diary from the land of penguins

Two weeks in the Falkland Islands made for an epic trip - from tiny planes to picnics with penguins, here is my diary of a trip to a land far away!
Sunset on the Shimanto river in Kochi Japan, with the mountains reflecting in the water
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In a chaotic world, Kochi, Japan, is the wellness retreat you didn’t know you needed

With deep-sea therapy spas, mountains, forest and crystal-clear rivers for water sports, the Kochi prefecture is an ideal Japan wellness retreat.
The Falkland Islands
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Reasons to visit the Falkland Islands (as part of your South America itinerary)

Looking for reasons to visit the Falkland Islands? From wildlife to wild vistas, the archipelego is a unique adventure to add to a South America itinerary.
A king penguin colony at Volunteer Point
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My forty favourite photos from The Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands surpassed my expectations with their beauty, the landscapes are far more varied than many of the Falkland Island photos I had seen.
Comacchio Emilia Romagna
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Exploring Emilia Romagna: Comacchio canals, Po Delta Flamingos, and forested cycling escapes

Explore the charming canals of Comacchio, the flamingos of the Po Delta, or head deep into the forest for a cycling adventure in the Emilia Romagna countryside.
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Apples, aristocrats and alpine lakes: visiting Val di Non in Trentino

Inside the verdant green orchard style valley of Val Di Non, in Trentino, Northern Italy, awaits castles, mirror like lakes and culinary treats.
Dominica
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Discovering Dominica, the wild isle that stole my heart

My journey through Dominica was one of mangos and smiles, canyons and black sand, waterfalls and rainforests. The wild side of the Caribbean stole my heart.
Rooftops of an Puglian town with a church tower in the foreground
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In the hills of Foggia, Puglia: Watermills, orecchiette, and authentic mountain towns

Discover an authentic side to Puglia, Italy by heading to the mountains. From watermills making pasta to the towns of Bovino and Sant'Agata di Puglia.