Most travellers tend to travel to well-known locations only and due to time constraints, they could visit only those “must-see” attractions. However, there could be many hidden gems in your destination area that can be discovered only by travellers who plan ahead. We could just visit user reviews on the destination area, to see whether they have found some relatively undiscovered attractions that regular travellers won’t typically visit. These lesser known location can be quite rewarding and it never hurts to ask locals about these place once we are there. We won’t be too surprised to see some great local events that are barely attended by foreigners and performed for pure ritualistic purpose, instead of for entertainments.
There are things we may need to consider when we want to fit those hidden gems into our itinerary. Time and logistics can be among the most important things to consider. These alternative locations are typically affordable, but it could cost more money and time to reach them, if the infrastructure is relatively inadequate. However, we could save money by skipping those extravagant locations and visit the most pristine locations to discover our personal local experience.
By choosing those less known locations, we are setting ourselves apart from the herds and it is much less likely that we will fall into tourist traps. There should be many aspects of adventure we could get in those locations. So, we should look beyond those brochures and online advertisement to make sure that we could get the best value for the money.
Some of the most charming remote villages and beautiful sites can be inaccessible by roads. So if we plan to include to those not-to-be missed destinations on our itinerary, we should know how to travel to and from these locations. There could be some alternative transportation routes we can use, such as bus, minibus, car, floatplanes and boats. It’s essential to remember that travelling within these areas does have their challenges. So it is important to plan the most cost effective and reliable ways to transverse the location.
Visiting these fascinating locations can be particularly expensive if we need to fly with a small airplane, so we should consider whether these locations are acceptable. In general, there could dozens of rivers, hundreds of lakes and several thousand miles of drivable roads when we choose the unusual destinations. The highlight of the trips could be the undiscovered jewels where we can often enjoy the whole place by ourselves. Travelling within a quiet archaeological ruins and fishing salmon in a pristine lake can be much more enjoyable than joining the crowd in commonly visited attractions. With good planning, it should be easy to enjoy many of the iconic destinations. We could tell stories that others couldn’t but our destination area and these travellers have reached a different level of travelling. Travelling is about finding places that match our preferences instead of being trapped in a restrictive itinerary.