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There is another world out there

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There are places around the globe that you hardly ever read of and rarely hear people talking about or if you do it’s because of negative press or controversial issues – not exactly the holiday destination most people think of. Be it for their remoteness, their apparently insignificant size, their notorious history, their political regime, extreme levels of poverty or peculiar culture, these are not the kind of places on people’s traditional bucket lists.

Yet there is a reason to seek them out and reveal the shining gems many of these remote corners of the world hide. Be it spectacular landscapes, awe-inspiring culture or unique lifestyle; these kinds of destinations promise the most eye-opening, unforgettable experiences one could ever imagine and they deserve to be discovered whilst still largely unknown to the throngs of tourists.

This is precisely what the travellers writing in this section of our post endeavour to do; to go out of their comfort zone and explore areas of the world that are little developed yet boast extreme levels of raw beauty and unique attractions found nowhere else on the planet. Find your inspiration for the remote and beautiful here.

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  • 24 Jan 2017
  • Travel Advice
  • MJ Lopes
Globetrotting away - There goes MJ!

Iran part I - Preparing yourself to be amazed!

Sadly, most people don't consider Iran as a holiday destination given the bad international rep it gets, most of which is largely disproportional or downright untrue. I'm here to dispel myths about travelling to Iran by helping you prepare ahead and navigate difficulties in obtaining a visa, arranging accommodation and getting around this vast and beautiful country. Fear not, fellow travellers, Iran is very safe and you will find it most uniquely enriching - let me show you the way!
  • 29 Oct 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Barbuda bliss: a lost Caribbean paradise

Sasha Wood finds an unspoilt Caribbean hideaway and a haven for wildlife in Barbuda – one of the region's last undeveloped islands and blessed with miles of exotic pink-and-platinum beaches, fascinating coastal caves and ancient archaeology.
  • 26 Sep 2016
  • Travel Advice
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Thailand beyond the beaches: deciding where to go

When thinking of Thailand most people imagine dreamy, out-of-this-world secluded beaches with white sands that go on for miles and the most crystalline shades of aqua-green waters. And, although this image certainly isn't wrong, as Thailand is indeed home to idyllic beach stretches, that's not the full picture, nowhere close to it in fact. This is why, on my upcoming trip to Thailand I'm planning to go beyond the coastal lure and discover more of the country's natural and cultural riches. Find out which Thai destinations made it to the top of my list.
  • 30 Aug 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Hopping aboard the Hershey train in Cuba!

One of the least explored off the beaten track experiences in western Cuba, riding the Hershey train all the way from Havana to Matanzas, was sitting atop my bucket list of Cuban adventures. Here I unveil the secrets to venturing through this part of the island like locals do, with no other tourist in sight. Read on to find out more about my captivating three-hour Hershey train ride, the places to stop at and wander around, the must-do attractions worthy of getting off to see, and what lies at the end of the journey. This time I did it right and proper, I rode the whole 52 miles of track to Matanzas and back, discovering a rare, raw side of Cuba few are privileged to get to know upclose and personal.
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