Hiking Dominica's national trail. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

“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.

Descent to Tagana. Photo: Diana Condrea

Tenerife Off the Beaten Track: Five Ideas to Escape the Crowds

By Diana Condrea

The volcanic island of Tenerife, the largest and most diverse of the Canary Island Archipelago, is a fabulous year-round destination with record-breaking numbers of visitors each year.   Read more

Spain Off the Beaten Path Architecture
Cockpit Country in Jamaica.

A Message of Harmony at the End of a Jamaican Dirt Road

By George Miller

I’m walking along a dirt lane in the Jamaican bush when I meet Franklin. We’re beyond the end of the paved road, miles from the closest phone or electricity.   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Off the Beaten Path
Dracula Trail - Count Dracula's castle.

Following Dracula’s Trail, Paranormal Photography and Defeating Human Traffickers

Do you believe in ghosts or vampires? On today’s show you’ll meet two people that do—a paranormal photographer and a writer who traveled along dracula’s trail.   Read more

The World Experiences Off the Beaten Path The Arts Human Trafficking Social Responsibility
View of Lake Chelan in North Cascade Mountains. Photo: Eliza Amon

No Roads Lead to Stehekin

By Eliza Amon

Tucked in the rugged North Cascade Mountains near the Canadian border, is a town unreachable except by ferry, foot or flight. Remote as Stehekin is, the Washington town is a hub for nature lovers looking to hike, kayak, ride horses or fish in a national park whose glacier-tipped peaks are … Read more   Read more

United States Nature & Outdoors Off the Beaten Path
Solovki Airport

Wooden Airports in Russia let visitors go into a time-travelling experience

For constant travellers airports are an unavoidable part of their world-exploring experience but it is not the most enjoyable part of traveling.  Airports around the world are generally overcrowded, chaotic and stressful environments packed within a generic structure.  However, there are a few airports throughout the former Soviet Union that … Read more   Read more

Europe Adventure Off the Beaten Path History
Pea Island life-saving station. A historic site and museum. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

Inside North Carolina’s Outer Banks

North Carolina’s Outer Banks offers everything from open-sea beaches, theatre, wildlife preserves and popular shipwreck diving sites to down home cooking and history. On today’s show we explore these barrier islands and put a spotlight on Thailand and Indonesia. The Outer Bank’s Roanoke Island was the site of the first … Read more   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path History The Arts Sustainability
Kakadu National Park. Darwin, Australia

Diversity is one of the many Faces of Darwin, Australia

By Jackie Jones

Darwin, the capital of Australian Northern Territory, is one of those places where people come for a visit and often decide to stay. Its diversity is fascinating and local atmosphere seems to always cheer up.   Read more

Oceania Adventure Off the Beaten Path History Social Responsibility
Mountain Gorilla of Uganda

Want to visit Africa? Uganda is everything and more

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Although located in the very heart of East Africa, Uganda is much less visited than most countries in East Africa and receives just a fraction of the visitors who arrive in neighboring Kenya each year for an adventure into the Masaai Mara.   Read more

Africa Off the Beaten Path
My People’s Market 2018

Exploring Portland’s Multicultural Offerings

By Becky Garrison

The cult TV show Portlandia pushed Portland, Oregon to hipster fame, but behind the city’s heralded “cool” veneer, lies a white supremacist history. Black people were explicitly forbidden from living in the city when the state entered the union in 1859.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path History
swimming pigs

Five Bahamian Experiences Off-the-Beaten-Path

By Gregory Hogan (GB)

For many people around the world, the Bahamas are emblematic of the Caribbean’s charms. When we think of these islands we generally picture pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush green forests.   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Off the Beaten Path
Ecuador Amazon. Driver on the river.

The Ecuadorian Amazon: Visiting with a Local

By Hana LaRock

Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve dreamed of visiting the Amazon Rainforest. Whether it was the nature shows on the Discovery Channel or birthday dinners spent at the Rainforest Café, an Amazon themed-restaurant, the animals, the sounds of the rain and seeing all the colors come together to … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Off the Beaten Path
A view of the Integratron. Photo: Josh Fredman

A Journey into Outer Space from Within: A Visit to the Integratron

By Josh Fredman

People come to the desert for many reasons. Some believe the never-ending sun and the warm, dry air are therapeutic. An hour north of Palm Springs, California, nestled in the lunar landscape of Joshua trees, amid the low desert scrub, lies a place some believe is magical, possibly even supernatural … Read more   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path

Quirky Albuquerque, Five Things To Experience in the Land of Enchantment

By Melissa Curtin

Most people think of Santa Fe when visiting New Mexico, but Albuquerque, where Native culture combines with New Mexican and Mexican influences throughout this quirky city, is a fascinating place to visit.   Read more

United States Off the Beaten Path
Upside down house

Upside down house in Shanghai shows what it’s like to walk on the ceiling

Ever wonder what it would feel like to walk on the ceiling?  Now, you can try your luck at balance and orientation in a new house that recently opened in Shanghai, China. An upside down house has been attracting tons of tourists after it opened to the public.  The topsy-turvy house … Read more   Read more

Asia Off the Beaten Path
Havana, Cuba's famous Malecon.

By the Malecon: Havana Nights in Search of the Real Cuba

By Jennifer Richardson

A block from Havana’s famous Malecon, I found myself standing on a curb, sharing a bottle of rum with my good friend and traveling companion Sandra, and three strangers. We’d all met earlier at a nearby salsa club tucked in an alleyway between the Centro and Old Havana neighborhoods, a … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Off the Beaten Path Architecture