Sure, Mykonos, Phuket and NYC are great travel destinations. If you feel like you need to get away from big cities and tourist crowds, there’s plenty unknown spots to go to. Here’s 10 breathtaking hidden gems, near and far, that’ll get your travel fever soaring.
#1 Blagaj, Bosnia
Blajag is a picturesque village that sits over the base of the Buna River. This town is surrounded by turquoise water and ultra-impressive rock formations. If you’re looking for a good picture spot, or just some fresh air, Blagaj’s probably got it.
#2 Rotarua, New Zealand
Rotarua in the north island of New Zealand is hard to believe it’s actually real. Rotarua has beautiful thermal hot springs to relax in and a 30 metre geyser which erupts regularly. You can take a daytrip from Auckland and spend your time exploring or just chilling. Major hidden gem.
#3 Jiuzhaigou Valley, China
Ummmmm. Just look at this place. Located in the Sichuan province of China, Jiuzhaigou Valley needs no explanation as to why it’s worth your visit.
#4 Huacachina, Peru
Huacachina is the coolest real life desert oasis we’ve ever seen. Located in southwestern Peru, many visit Huacachina for dune buggy rides, sandboarding and just to generally check out this incredible oasis. Located in the middle of the desert, this is a place for the adventurous bunch.
#5 Lake Hillier, Australia
Did someone say ‘Millenial Pink?’ It really doesn’t get better than a pink lake in our own country. This isn’t photoshop either, so we can promise you’ve never seen ANYTHING like this in person. Definitely worth the trip to WA to check it out.
#6 Las Lajas, Colombia
If you’re into incredible Gothic architecture and a landscape of pure greenery, Las Lajas is a must see. Las Lajas was built between 1916 and 1949, and is beyond picturesque and dreamy.
#7 Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy
Castelluccio in the mountains of Italy is one of the most beautiful and vibrant coloured regions. It features a tiny village sat on top of a hill. Castelluccio’s town was badly damaged by an earthquake in 2016, but it has recently been re-opened. It’s so worth the visit to see once-in-a-lifetime views and natural beauty.
#8 To Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa
The To Sua Ocean Trench is visited by thousands every year. With crystal clear water and fish swimming around, the To Sua Ocean Trench seems like the perfect place for a summer dip.
#9 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands are a generally well-known location, however very few have actually visited. Having visted myself, I can vouch to the beauty of it. Every island features different wildlife and views, and the variety of nature is neverending. Penguins, sea lions, sharks and orcas live in harmony in this beautiful region.
#10 Crested Butte, USA
Crested Butte may be a popular place in the Winter, but it is perfection in all seasons. Located in a beautiful Colorado region, the villaige is surrounded by super scenic mountains. This place really is the retirement dream location.
Take yourself on a different kind of adventure. There’s so many hidden gems and unknown destinations for you to discovered.