Off the beaten path Articles

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.
Cartagena Murcia Spain
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A cultural tour through the Region of Murcia: Cartagena, Murcia & Lorca

The region of Murcia, in Spain, might not be the most visited in the country, but there are plenty of things to do in Murcia away from the coast.
Cremona Cathedral framed by a Portico
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Curious about Cremona, Italy: a city of vintage violins, mustard fruit and sweet surprises

Cremona, in the Lombardy region of Italy, might be most famous for its violin production, but is it still worth a visit beyond the stringed instruments?
A man stands in a green moss covered canyon taking a photo in Dominica
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Canyoning in the Caribbean, diving into the Dominica adventure playground

When you think of the Caribbean, you are more likely to think of cocktails than Canyoning and Rappelling, but Dominica is an adventure playground!
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Ten awesome adventure activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Adrenaline junkies rejoice, Bosnia and Herzegovina is packed with adventure activities. From rafting to hiking, enjoy your epic without the crowds!
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Visiting the volcanic island of Nisyros, a lesser known gem in Greece

The volcanic island of Nisyros in Greece is just a short boat ride from Kos. Step back in time, sleep at villages on the volcano edge, and venture to the crater.
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Blissful Brisighella: the hidden medieval village in Emilia Romagna, Italy

Brisighella is one of the Italian villages you fall in love with on first sight. Vineyards, towers, colourful facades and few tourists make it a must visit.
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Whangamomona Republic Day: That time I went to vote for a cat in an election…

The self-proclaimed Whangamomona Republic is in the north island of New Zealand, hidden down the forgotten highway of Taranaki and on the Whangamomona Republic Day is when it really comes to life.
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Art, architecture and aperitivo: celebrating Emilia Romagna’s smaller cities

Bologna might be the capital of Emilia Romagna, but the regions smaller cities are worth a day trip or longer: Discover Modena, Ferrara, Parma, Rimini and more.
Hanging Houses of Cuenca
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Things to do in Cuenca, Spain: a hidden gem full of treasures

From the beautiful walled city of Cuenca to stunning karst mountain landscapes, don't make the mistake of missing out on any of these things to do in Cuenca.
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Vipava Valley: Slovenia’s sustainable, scrumptious and story-full secret

Slovenia is one of my favourite countries and the Vipava Valley region, with rolling hills, vineyard and incredible food is a must visit.
One of the San Marino towers at sunset
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San Marino: Day trip or overnight stay in this tiny country?

San Marino is one of the smallest countries in the world but should you plan a day trip to San Marino or stay over night?
Sunrise Erfurt Thuringia
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A photo tour through the cultural heart of Germany: Thuringia and Saxony

The Thuringia and Saxony regions of Germany make up the cultural heart of Germany, a region famed for classical art and architecture but complimented by contemporary culture too.
Houses in Erfurt Thuringia
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Finding hidden gems in Thuringia: Erfurt, Weimar and Gotha

In Thuringia, part of the cultural heart of Germany, there is plenty of hidden gems to discover in cute cities such as Erfurt, Weimar and Gotha.
Sunrise at Lake Caldonazzo
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Escape to the lakes of Valsugana, Italy’s water sport heaven

When looking for things to do in Trentino, a weekend in Valsugana of watersports at Lake Levivo and Lake Caldonazzo coupled with mountain hikes is a dream.
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Beijing to Hong Kong with G Adventures: Should you take a tour in China?

Travelling mainly by train, I explored Beijing to Hong Kong with G Adventures, one of their many China tours. This is my review of travelling China with G Adventures.
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Chinese countryside and futuristic skylines: Longji, Yangshuo and Hong Kong

The incredible Karst mountain region of Yangshou, coupled with the rolling rice terraces of Longji make for an amazing nature escape from Hong Kong.
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Vineyards, Relaxation and Star Gazing: A weekend in Alentejo, Portugal

Heres' where sip the good stuff under a star-lit sky after feasting on Michelin star food, before venturing off to explore the region's towns and cities.
New Zealand Hidden Gems
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11 New Zealand north island hidden gems

Waterfalls, beaches down dirt tracks, Japenese style gardens, and the movie stand in for Mount Fuji, don't miss these New Zealand North Island secret gems.
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Discovering Port Douglas and Aboriginal Culture

Ever since I moved to Sydney I was adamant I wanted to learn more about Aboriginal culture and the indigenous people of this vast land. Learning from a book is one thing, but to spend time with a local and understand their perspective is far more valuable...
Bellarine Peninsula Wineries
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A boozy escape to the Bellarine Peninsula Wineries

The Bellarine Taste Trail in Australia is ideal for a boozy weekend of craft beer & wineries. If you want a weekend trip from Melbourne full of good eats, this is the winner...