Why do destinations like Paris, New York, and Los Angeles get all the tourist glory?
The world is full of spectacular hidden spots your Facebook friends have never even heard of.
While every vacation is sure to offer its own unique adventures, look at one of these ‘not hot’ getaways for a photo album that doesn’t look like the neighbor’s last trip.
1. Dakhla, Morocco
Far from the hustle and bustle of Casablanca and the Marrakech, you will find the white sand dunes and beaches of Dakhla.
The area is in a disputed territory currently owned by Morocco. That may sound scary, but it is considered a safe destination for tourists.
The beautiful landscape is untainted by few travelers, mainly Moroccans, and is popular for surfing and kitesurfing.
Thanks to Royal Air Maroc, you can now get a non-stop flight to the North African country, as Proud American Traveler revealed earlier this year.
2. The Gambia, West Africa
The smallest nation on the African continent has been making some big reviews with a little of everything to offer the experienced tourist.
Far less crowded than popular South Africa and Kenya, The Gambia has beautiful wild birds, flawless beaches, and tropical woodlands.
Get the vacation you have always wanted with a culturally enriching experience that will add years to your life, as Proud American Traveler has previously reported, and Instagram pictures every follower will covet.
3. Sulawesi, Indonesia
Bali is on many travelers’ bucket lists, but after reading this you will want to revise your dream destinations.
Unlike the popular tourist destination Bali, Sulawesi gives you a much more adventurous stay.
The Tana Toraja Trek in South Sulawesi is filled with thick bamboo forests where you can have an awe-inspiring hike.
Take a boat ride through rice paddies and small villages, and learn about a 900-year-old tradition called Ma’nene death ritual where the dead are dug up to spend time with loved ones.
4. Tajikistan, Central Asia
Get your tickets to a hidden gem quickly before a tourist surge occurs, as predicted by Intrepid.
A must-see destination is Sarez Lake whose clear waters reflect beautiful snow-capped mountains.
The hiker will have the time of their life in the rugged terrain bordered by Afghanistan, China, and Uzbekistan.
5. Aasiaat, Greenland
Considered the most underrated city in Greenland by visitgreenland.com, Aasiaat is known as ‘the land of a thousand islands.’
It is part of a huge archipelago in the Arctic Circle. Greenland itself is not nearly as populated as other popular destinations, with under 60,000 residents.
Fishing, kayaking, and sailing are normal daily activities in this small, yet exciting city, where you will spend the days with thrilling adventures and the evenings gazing at a breathtaking landscape over a glass of wine.
Go to a destination where you aren’t repeating the memories of millions of tourists earlier the same year.
Pave your own road and enjoy one of these getaways that give you everything you want in a vacation without the race for the last hotel room.