“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
Off the Beaten Path travel offers exceptional travel experiences and some unknown adventures. Whether wandering off the tourist drags, or getting off the superhighways to find a surprising “gem” of a restaurant, attraction or activity not well known to the traveling public, going off the beaten path rewards event the most intrepid traveler. It may take a sense of adventure or courage—or both, but going where few travelers go can provide a fresh source of travel stories and memories, while helping to bring tourism to places often overlooked.
Some people just love to go for off the beaten path travel destinations, may be because the unexplored places gives them some unforgettable travel memories. And these memories take them to off the beaten path destinations again and again. Try some off beat locations yourself , take the journey to unknown travel destination and experience tourism in a whole new way.
…if you find your way east of Phoenix and approach the small town of Apache Junction, the city lights melt away and the mountains rise to meet you. As cacti replace streetlights and horses replace sports cars, you might wonder if you’ve stepped back into the Wild West. Read moreUnited States Off the Beaten Path History
America has many hidden gems waiting to be discovered by those who love traveling but want more than local tourist traps or busy attractions. Below are just a few hidden gems that I suggest for the new year. Read moreUnited States Off the Beaten Path
From spirit circles to brothels and Sonny Bono, these are just a few of the backstories behind JoAnn Hill’s new book, Secret Washington DC. Read moreUnited States Off the Beaten Path
In a city as teeming with life as New York, it should come as no surprise that there is a similarly populous world six feet under the five boroughs. With so many tourist attractions, New York City’s cemeteries are rarely on most visitors’ top ten lists, but the sheer size … Read more Read moreUnited States Off the Beaten Path
Seventeen miles down a gravel road that cuts through an empty expanse of desert to reach the northeastern edge of Utah’s Great Salt Lake is an enigmatic art destination that’s worth the pilgrimage. And pilgrimage it is. Read moreUnited States Off the Beaten Path The Arts
Sometimes tiny towns are overlooked. Enterprise, Alabama is just such a spot. I was on my way to Columbus, GA, when I decided to stop briefly to see the iconic Boll Weevil Monument in Enterprise and was captivated by its perfect small-town Main Street. Read moreUnited States Off the Beaten Path
India cradles an ancient and spiritual culture that draws visitors from around the globe. Spiritual experiences in the country range from temple visits and yoga retreats to 10-day silent Vipassana meditations. While India is best known by tourists for wonders like the Taj Mahal, our six-month sojourn brought us to … Read more Read moreIndia Off the Beaten Path Religious Travel History
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from living abroad over the past two and a half years, it’s that Western Australia is truly unrivaled when it comes to their beaches. While I may be quite biased, just picture fine white sand as far as the eye can see and clear … Read more Read moreOceania Off the Beaten Path
What once was old is now new in Florida’s Marion County. One of the “newest” attractions in the city of Ocala, has roots going back nearly 100 years, commemorating an epic FBI shootout with a notorious gang that ended the era of gangsters in the United States. Read moreUnited States Adventure Off the Beaten Path History
Although I’ve lived in Phoenix, Arizona for twenty years of my life, there are still times I wonder why on earth someone thought it would be a good idea to build a city in the middle of a desert with no water source. Read moreUnited States Off the Beaten Path