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6 Underrated Travel Spots Right Now

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Being one of the first people ever to explore a destination is one of the best feelings in the world. So here are some of them:

1. Georgia

Considered to be the birthplace of wine, Georgia’s signage has been producing wine dating back to the 5th millennia. This mostly rural country greets you with warmth and hospitality as they see travelers and guests as ‘Gifts from God.’ From green hilltops to snow-capped mountains, Georgia has more to offer with its culinary specialties like the cheese khachapuri and mistvadi skewers.

2.Faroe Islands, Denmark

Located between Iceland and Scotland, this archipelago gives out an untouched aura filled with natural wonders of what was once known as Viking territory. This Faroes is also making its first steps towards modernization. Its 2 Michelin star restaurant called the KOKS serves up local delicacies and a boutique called Hotel Hagrim Seaside Hotel, a fully restored historic home with large glass windows and private balconies with beautiful views that gives out that peaceful vibes. When trying to go here for the archipelago, do plan ahead when limiting its tourism to preserve its ecosystem. 

3.Sao Tome and Principe

Off the coast of West Africa, this discreet island is full of adventure with its jungles, beaches, and bays. Explorers would have a field day looking for historic churches within the island’s biosphere trails. You can check out the hatching of turtles that happens between September and April. The Sundy Praia is a great place to stay with its luxe tented accommodations.

4.Congo

With luscious Jungles and safe cities in between. Brazzaville, the Congolese capital, is known as the ‘Paris of Africa’ is a must-see, a place that prides itself on its safe and clean streets. Have an Adventure by either kayaking, trekking, or just cruise through the Odzala-Kokua National park. Stay at the Odzala Discovery Camps, which are all about gorgeous stripped back luxury and unleashing your inner explorer. 

5.Wadi Rum, Jordan

For the film buffs out there wanting that ‘Lawrence the Arabia’ adventure. The dramatic and desolate deserts that attracted trekkers worldwide are more accessible than you thought by going to Wadi Rum. You can also explore the seven jagged rock columns that inspired “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom” by T.E. Lawrence. By camel or Jeep, you can roam around the dessert stopping by Bedouin camps and maybe spend the night and taste some of their traditional meals. 

6.Ladakh  

Located between 4 mountain ranges, The Great Himalaya, The Ladakh, The Zanskar, and The Karakoram The Ladakh is one of the last few places on earth that is virtually untouched. It’s one of India’s best-kept secrets. Enjoy the breathtaking view at every turn. Guests in Ladakh can opt to stay in homestays like the Shakti Village houses. Wander around and breathe the fresh mountain air while enjoying one of the best escapist dreams. 

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A Must See Desert Oasis In Southern California

Think of the desert and your mind conjures up images of dry dusty lands full of cactus and crawly things. But there is a desert oasis in Southern California that will completely transform your vision of what a desert setting looks like. At Whitewater Preserve you will find…

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Think of the desert and your mind conjures up images of dry dusty lands full of cactus and crawly things. But there is a desert oasis in Southern California that will completely transform your vision of what a desert setting looks like. At Whitewater Preserve you will find 2,851 acres of streams loaded with trout, untouched wilderness and winding trails leading you into the mountains. Just north of Palm Springs and surrounded by the San Gorgonio Wilderness this is one desert destination that you will want to add to your bucket list. The rich habitat hosts the endangered Southwest willow flycatcher and Bell’s vireo, and provides the opportunity to see migrating summer tanagers and vermilion flycatchers. The canyon, an important wildlife corridor between the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains, has a robust wildlife population. 

 

 

This desert oasis is a perfect place for a nature adventure, whether by yourself or with the family. The Whitewater Trout Farm’s historic building has been transformed into a Ranger Station and Visitor Facility. This is the best place to start your adventure. Here you can get a trail map and checklists to help identify local flora and fauna. Although there are many hiking trails, some are not always safe to access. The Ranger Station will have information on any trails that have limited access. After you have spent some time exploring, enjoy the refreshing water at the shaded picnic area. 

 

 

Visitor facilities include individual and group picnic areas and camp grounds that sit in the shadow of steep cliffs where bighorn sheep are often spotted. Fishing is available, but limited to organized catch and release programs for children, in which all the equipment is supplied. There are a variety of hiking trails at Whitewater Preserve, you will find something for everyone. There are paver paths around the pond, perfect for the elderly, and a trailhead leading to the Pacific Crest Trail for the more experienced hiker. No matter what trail you take you will be out in the sun so make sure to bring a hat and use your sunscreen.

 

 

Whitewater Preserve is open daily year round from 8 am to 5 pm, closing only on certain holidays or in the event of dangerous weather conditions. Permits for camping, backcountry trip parking and after hour hiking are available at the Ranger Station during open hours. 

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The Prettiest Small Town You’ve Ever Seen

About sixty miles east of Krakow, Poland is the ancient village of Zalipie, one of the country’s top tourist attractions, and the prettiest little town you will ever see. The small wooden cottages of this charming village are painted with scenes of nature and local folklore. Considered…

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About sixty miles east of Krakow, Poland is the ancient village of Zalipie, one of the country’s top tourist attractions, and the prettiest little town you will ever see. The small wooden cottages of this charming village are painted with scenes of nature and local folklore. Considered one of the most picturesque villages in Poland, Zalipie is surprisingly not overrun by tourists.  

 

The tradition started more than a century ago when the female residents began to paint their homes with floral motifs to cover up soot smudges and other faults around their home. Not having access to the materials needed for the project, these ingenious women made their own equipment. The paint was made with the fat from the dumplings they cooked, and hair from the tail of their cows was used for brushes. The women had to repaint their cottages each year, they did this after the Feast of Corpus Christi when they weren’t as busy with the farm work. This unique habit was passed down from one generation to another, and is continued to this day. One woman in particular became obsessed with the tradition. Felicja Curylowa lived from 1904 to 1974, she decorated every surface of her cottage inside and out. After her death the beautiful house was turned into a museum. 

 

Zalipie is a massive painting full of color and history, the entire village is painted. The best time to visit is in the spring when they hold their Painted Cottage Competition. This competition started after the end of World War II in an attempt to cover up the damage done by the war. Visiting this quaint village is a great way to escape the busy life of large cities, to relax and simply enjoy the art. It’s a delight you must see for yourself.

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You Can Stay In SpongeBob’s House

At the Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts in Punta Cana you will find the resort’s signature dwelling, a replica of SpongeBob SquarePants’ pineapple house that is above the sea. If you are a fan of SpongeBob you will delight in this surprisingly luxurious Bikini-Bottom inspired villa,…

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At the Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts in Punta Cana you will find the resort’s signature dwelling, a replica of SpongeBob SquarePants’ pineapple house that is above the sea. If you are a fan of SpongeBob you will delight in this surprisingly luxurious Bikini-Bottom inspired villa, brimming with unbelievable amenities. 

Simply called “The Pineapple”, visitors to this SpongeBob themed villa will be immersed in the world of SpongeBob SquarePants. With an entryway that is a perfect replica of Sponge Bob’s TV home and measuring nearly 2,300 square feet the villa includes three bathrooms, two bedrooms, a loft style living room, a garden, a play area, and an infinity pool. With a hefty price tag, the villa houses up to six people. But the high price is worth it considering the incredible service that is provided to the guests. Served by a private butler, guests are ensured that the villa meets every need. From the very beginning of the vacation the private butler is available to take care of every need including arranging of your tailor made activities, whether it is a moonlight beach dinner, wine tasting, or maybe an in-suite pizza party. For a closer look and more information head on over to the Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana website.

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