From time-warping mountain towns to beautiful beaches, there are some destinations everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. But most of these hotspots are packed with tourists hoping to experience the same adventure. That’s why it’s time to ditch the crowds and seek out a lesser-known travel destination.
While these locations might not be completely unknown to the frequent traveler, they still don’t get as much attention or love as popular stops like Paris, Miami, or celebrity vacation hotspots like Ibiza or Aspen. Some are bustling cities, and others are historic towns, but one common theme unites them: they are all an adventure waiting to happen.
While the winters are dark and long in Greenland, it’s also the land of the midnight sun. From hiking and hot springs to the Northern lights, Greenland has amazing experiences to offer to any traveler.
Sulawesi is an island of Indonesia that enjoys a strong domestic tourism market, making it one of the greatest travel destinations in the country. Foreign visitors to Indonesia, however, often leave it off the list in favor of Bali or Lombok, but anyone willing to make the trip will be rewarded with amazing attractions and some truly stunning scenery.
Tajikistan is a mountainous, oddly shaped, landlocked country, squished between China to the east, Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, and Kyrgyzstan to the north. A country that is unknown to most of the outside world. However, there are some hard-to-ignore reasons to visit this beautiful country. People who have chosen to visit that country will enjoy the beautiful mountains and lakes, a fascinating history, cultural diversity, and so much more!
Moldova is situated between Romania and Ukraine. A fun fact is that Moldova is the 2nd most alcohol-dependent country in the world. Moldova is a small, charming country that has only 3.5 million residents and covers only 33,800 square kilometers. This country is worth visiting because of its sights and cultural heritage, delicious traditional cuisine, green nature and landscapes, and more!
The Gambia is a country with a superb climate, quiet beach resorts, friendly locals, and diverse wildlife. People who like to relax on the beautiful, quiet beaches or like to make new friendships, should most definitely add the Gambia to their list of lesser-known travel destinations to visit!