Tag Archives: Off The Beaten Path

Exploring Argyll and its Islands

Argyll is an area on Scotland’s west coast with a distinct regional identity thanks to its geographic isolation from the rest of Scotland. Sheltered by mountains and lining the coast, Argyll includes the windswept Herbrides islands of Mull, Iona, Islay and Jura. Oban is the starting point for most trips to Argyll and the Herbrides, […]

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High Art in the Walled Village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Visitors to the Cote d’Azur – the French Riviera – are spoiled for choice, as there are a countless number of destinations on the coastline that are picture-perfect for a luxury holiday. But while most know of destinations like Nice, St Tropez, Monte Carlo and Cannes, there are still some off-the-beaten-path spots that are not […]

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Ten Amazing Travel Desinations in India

When travelers think of India they could conjure up any number of images, but they most likely still think of it as a uniform destination – as if traveling to one part of India were the same as traveling to another. In reality, though, India is a vast country and its many different regions have […]

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Central Asia: Five Travel Profiles

The nations of Central Asia, because of their remote locations and antiquated visa policies, are some of the least visited places in the world. But it’s not from lack of appeal, as the region has a breathtaking landscape and some incredibly interesting cultural attractions. Five countries make up the Central Asian region – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, […]

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Ten Destinations Off the Beaten Path in Asia

Asia is a vast continent with a seemingly endless variety of cultures and destinations waiting to be explored by intrepid travelers. The number of destinations on the continent that are truly remote, however, is dwindling each year as the economic rise of the continent gives way to better infrastructures and an increasing amount of intra-continent […]

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Exploring the Texas Hill Country

Just north of San Antonio and west of Austin, the Texas Hill Country is one of the state’s most pleasant surprises, as its rolling green hills, wineries, orchards and charming towns present a scene that doesn’t altogether resemble the stereotypical image of Texas as a dusty, Southwestern state. Visit in the spring to see wild […]

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The northern lights seen from a country road on a stunning night.

Traveling to Saariselkä and Lapland in Finland

The village of Saariselkä is nestled in an enchanting valet in Finnish Lapland, which is situated 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Long a popular winter-sports center, visitors will find a number of excellent ski resorts in the villae. Kaunispää and Iisakkipää in particular are great places to ski, as they have ski lifts […]

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Stunning sights like the Tiger’s Nest Temple await travelers in Bhutan.

Bhutan: Traveling at the Top of the World

Geographically isolated by the immense Himalayan Mountains, the Kingdom of Bhutan – or Land of the Thunder Dragon as it’s locally known – effortlessly falls under the category of most beautiful travel destinations in the world. Nonetheless it receives a relatively low number of tourists because of the government’s strict policies aimed at preservation of […]

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A Four-Week Trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Few journeys evoke the reverence that the Trans-Siberian Railway does. Stretching across the great expanse of Russia, the classic route begins in Moscow and makes its way over nine thousand kilometers to the eastern port of Vladivostok, on the cold shores of the Pacific. The idea of spending a week on a train through the […]

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A Remote Russian Adventure on the Volga

About five hours northwest by train from Moscow, the sleepy village of Dubrovka exists as though untouched by the last century of Russian history. While Moscow has been heavily influenced by its religious and political history, as you travel further away from the Russian capital, the austere chill of grey buildings and Soviet-inspired tower blocks […]

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