There are few things more wonderful than getting the chance to travel. It lets you experience places that you might never otherwise see, it helps to broaden your mind and allows you to connect with other cultures, and it gives you the chance to get away from all of the stress and chaos of your daily life, even if it is just for a little while. However, for a lot of people, it can get to the point where they kind of feel like they’ve seen it all and that travelling has lost a little bit of its charm. One of the most common reasons that this happens is because people end up going to the same few obvious places over and over again. In order to refresh your love of travel a little bit, here are some underrated destinations that you might want to try instead.
When people are looking for vacation destinations, Eastern Europe generally isn’t the first place they look. It’s a part of the world that has something of a reputation for being kind of grey and miserable. However, this is a stereotype that is pretty heavily unfounded. Sure, places like Poland have their harsh urban areas but so does every developed country. The truth is that Poland is filled with places that feel like something straight out of a fairy tale. Places like the Painted Village in Zalipie can leave pretty much anyone feeling utterly breathless.
If you want to experience the true meaning of the phrase “melting pot” then Jakarta, the huge capital city of Indonesia is the perfect place to go. With a mix of cultures from all of the world, it’s a place that really is like no other. Not only that but the beaches of Indonesia are some of the most beautiful in the world with plenty of places for some amazing snorkelling. And the best part that it’s one of the best value destinations in Asia. In fact, it’s so good value that, with companies like Rumah Dijual di Jakarta, plenty of people have found themselves setting up permanent residency there. Sure, that might be a little extreme, but it gives you a good idea of just how amazing Indonesia is.
When you hear people talk about Scotland, it’s usually to make some joke about how miserable, cold, and rainy it is is all year round. And sure, you’re not going to get Mediterranean heat if you head up into the highlands. But what you will see in return are some of the most gorgeous natural landscapes in the world. Cities like Edinburgh offer the remarkable experience of being able to stand in one spot with a city on one side, a castle on the next, a mountain range on the next, and the open ocean on the other. That’s something you can’t find in many other places in the world.
Because of the unfortunate way that a lot of media in the 20th Century has painted it, a lot of people assume that Vietnam is nothing but violent jungle with nothing to recommend it. And sure, there is plenty of untamed nature in Vietnam but that’s part of the appeal. If you’re looking for a trip that lets you really get back to nature while also immersing yourself in the culture of another country, Vietnam is one of the best choices. Not to mention the incredible food that is available just about everywhere.
Germany is another place that has suffered from an unfortunate reputation because of its history. That cultural stereotype of a Germany’s ruthless efficiency means that it’s incredibly easy to assume that it’s going to be an uncomfortable and unwelcoming place. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. From the incredibly welcoming local people to the little towns straight out of a storybook, Germany is the kind of destination that it’s impossible not to fall in love with.
Of course, this is no attempt to discourage anyone from visiting any of the more well known and popular travel destinations. After all, places like Paris and New York are popular for a pretty good reason. However, if you only visit these places it’s easy to feel like you’ve seen everything there is to see. The truth is that the world is so big and so diverse that it would be impossible for you to see everything that it has to offer. No matter what, there are always amazing things out there to see, you just have to be willing to look for them.