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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.

Recent articles in There is another world out there

  • 04 Jun 2018
  • Travel Story
  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Digging deep - taking a South Africa township tour with Uthando

I'd read about township tours - visiting the sprawling settlements which inch up to the edges of South Africa's big cities - but I was interested in more than a voyeuristic look at South Africa's great economic divide. Uthando, 2017 winners of the African Responsible Tourism Awards for Best Tour Operator for Impact in Urban Areas, works with 41 social, agricultural, and cultural projects in a number of Cape Town townships helping create and celebrate different lives for the millions of South Africans who live in Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, and other townships.
  • 08 May 2018
  • Travel Story
  • Caroline Howley
The world's longest out of office

Falling in love with Oman

Here I interview my friend Lisa about why she fell in love with Oman during a recent holiday there. Read on to find out about the culture, souqs and stunning natural beauty of this Middle Eastern destination.
  • 16 Jan 2018
  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Why Laos and where to go

After finally deciding to tick off my long-overdue trip to Laos I was rewarded with the sight of lesser-known marvels that include splendid UNESCO sites, magnificent temples and stunning scenery. This small, low-key and laidback country wedged between far more famous neighbours like Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam may not get a lot of attention on its own, but perhaps it should...or perhaps we better keep this lovely secret to ourselves, shall we?
  • 10 Oct 2017
  • Travel Story
  • MJ Lopes
Globetrotting away - There goes MJ!

Georgia - A world of wonders in a small country

Mountains, hilltop monasteries, the Black Sea, a fantastic capital city and much more. The wonders of this tiny Caucasus country are endless, and what made my visit yet more rewarding was just how small the distances were, making its many attractions easy to reach. I spent only 18 days in Georgia, and it felt like I had travelled to several different countries, for the landscape changed so much, so fast! An off the beaten track destination to look out for.
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