The holidays at the end of the year are times for people to reflect on what they’ve accomplished and what they want to achieve next. Travel plans are usually included. How about discovering a new and exciting destination, a place that for whatever reason you have probably not considered until now?
Famous bucket list cities such as Paris and New York are certainly deserving, but a true wanderer will never be satisfied with popular vacation spots that have been too commercialized and over-exposed. How would you like to be among the few people who go on a trip to the least visited country in the world?
Some places are too remote; others are snuggled in between more popular neighbors. Tourist maps often ignore locations in the Middle East due to instability and wars, but a few countries in the region are still considered safe.
Vacation spots on the following list may have once been considered “off limits.” But they are incredible havens, attracting all types of international visitors eager to witness more of the eclectic beauty and culture waiting to be discovered around the world.
The Internet often makes it look like there is no unexplored place left on the planet where people can go on vacation. Isolated and off the beaten path spots usually have a very well-preserved history and local culture which make them even more appealing and worth the trip.