Eight of the World’s Best Hidden Secrets

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Jul 22, 2011 / 0 comments

There are thousands of popular places to visit around the world and there are some that are just as beautiful that are a little off the beaten path. These are some of the planet’s most wonderful locations where you shouldn’t be surrounded by thousands of tourists.

1. Tristan da Cunha:
Part of the British overseas territory, this small volcanic island lies in the south Atlantic was discovered by Tristão da Cunha, a Portuguese explorer way back in the sixteenth century. It features one of the world’s quietest and most remote civilizations. Just a few hundred people form the population of the island. Some of the islands in the archipelago are still uninhabited.

Tristan da Cunha

2. Morzine, France:
This place is ideal for skiing enthusiasts. It’s a quiet and enchanting town where you can ski the slopes and relax in a charming chalet. Downhill mountain biking around Morzine is also a popular activity and is considered the best in the whole of Europe.

Morzine, France

3. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil:
This small, pristine island with tropical climate was covered with forest till not very long ago. It allows only 240 people on it at a time. This guarantees there are no throngs of crowds as well as environmental peace for the island.

Praia em Fernando de Noronha, Brasil

4. Patagonia, Chile:
This lovely town is offers a variety of landscapes and terrain, such as lush, green forests and majestic, snowy mountains.

Patagonia, Chile

5. The Cotswolds, England:
The Cotswolds is an area in the heart of England that features numerous picturesque towns and villages along with lovely lakes and beautiful rolling hills. Some of the best composers of England including Herbert Howells, Gerald Finzi, and Ivor Gurney were inspired by the beauty of this place.

Cotswolds, England

6. Kauai, Hawaii:
There aren’t too many quiet spots in Hawaii these days, but this is one of them. Also known as Garden Isle, Kauai is one of the oldest Hawaiian Islands, geologically. More than half the town’s area is made up of parkland with several winding rivers.

7. Isla Vieques, Puerto Rico:
This pretty island used to be occupied by the U.S. Navy. However, they’ve shipped out and the rolling hills and pristine beaches are now enjoyed by tourists.

8. Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada:
This fantastic park is located three hours north of Toronto. It’s a great place to escape the rat race as you can camp, hike, and canoe to your heart’s desire while you explore the many lakes, cliffs, quiet rivers, and forests.


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