Some people enjoy traveling to places popular for being a tourist haven. Others prefer a place where they can relax away from tourists and meet locals in the area. However, traveling to destinations that are less popular can be a bit of the challenge, especially when you have to take the roads less traveled.
But if traveling to less known places is your definition of real fun and adventure, check out these five countries that only receive between 1,000 to 15,000 visits each year, based on the survey from the United Nations World Tourism Organization. They may be the next on your bucket list.
Talk about least visited, Tuvalu only receives 1,000 visitors a year, which is quite surprising considering this South Pacific destination has tempting beaches. The country doesn’t have armed forces around and is also rather peaceful with a very low crime rate. There are no political parties to make the political decisions as they are made based on family and island loyalty.
Each year, this island in the central Pacific only welcomes about five thousand visitors. Many people think it’s located in the middle of nowhere but the nearest civilization, which is Hawaii, is actually just five hours away. Kiribati is definitely one of the ultimate island destinations. Locals have survived on breadfruit, coconuts, and fish for centuries. Imagine yourself living this simple life and enjoying the beautiful gifts from nature.
This beautiful Caribbean island in the Lesser Antilles was once very popular among British traveler but in recent years, it has only welcomed 7,000 tourists per year. The island is prone to natural disasters having hit by a hurricane in 1989. There was also a volcanic eruption in 1995 that devastated the island.
Montserrat has never really fully recovered from the disasters but its beautiful beaches and clear blue waters are what keep a few people attracted to the island.
#4. Sao Tome & Principe
Sao Tome & Principe are two islands that make up the second smallest country in Africa. Every year, this holiday destination only gets visited by 8,000 tourists. The two islands are the perfect getaway if you are into scuba diving, whale and dolphin watching and rainforest adventure.
The group of islands in the Indian Ocean is the ideal destination if you want a break from the bustling city life. Nature lovers will be delighted with the lush forests that are home to fruit bats and lemurs, as well as gorgeous volcanic scenery.
Have you visited any of these countries or will you be willing to go there if you haven’t?
Woman Creates Female-Only Destination In Finland Where Men Are Not Allowed
A real-life Themiscyra!
If you're a woman who feels the need to get away from men for a while, Finland could be the next best destination for you. On an island off the coast of Findland is a female-dominated resort destination called SuperShe Island where men are strictly not allowed.
The resort was founded by entrepreneur Kristina Roth who decided it would be a great idea to have a women-only paradise. This place offers a relaxing retreat for women, free from male distraction.
Meet Kristina Roth, founder of SuperShe Island.
This breathtaking island doesn't allow men.
Discover And Explore Magnificent Ancient Cave Churches In Cappadocia, Turkey
There are many fascinating things to see in Cappadocia Turkey – among them are the ancient cave churches.
When we think of churches, what immediately comes to mind are huge cathedrals with high ceilings, intricately carved arches, detailed and vibrant stained glasses and elegant spires. However, other churches can be beautiful and unique in their own way, just like how cave churches in Cappadocia, Turkey are.
The land of Cappadocia is not only famed for its hot air balloon festivals. The region also happens to be home to impressive ancient cave churches that are made from carvings on the rock formations in the area.
These fascinating churches have been carved out from soft rocks.
After the eruption of Mount Erciyes 2.6 million years ago, the ash and lava resulted in the formation of soft rocks that eroded with time and elements. People in the region soon realized that they can easily carve into the rocks. They then carved the rocks into caves, underground houses, and churches....
15 Weird Travel Gadgets That Are Actually Useful
Seriously, these are all a must-have for travel enthusiasts!
Traveling – albeit tiring sometimes – is one of the most satisfying things a person can experience. And every travel, we get to discover new sceneries and culture. More importantly, we get to meet new people along the road. Still, we want to make sure that we feel comfortable and relaxed in our escapades.
Elite Readers has compiled a list of travel gadgets that are both weird and useful at the same time. They are guaranteed to help you enjoy and make your vacation worthwhile. Check them out below!
#1. Upright Sleeper
This device may look like a collar built for a neck injury, but it is actually meant as a head holder. It allows you to sleep comfortably during travel and prevents your neck from getting numb....