Before the Coronavirus outbreak, I had plans to go on vacation in August to Greece. I was SO excited to go to the beautiful, Mediterranean country and bring all of you along for the journey. Unfortunately, plans change and, for my health and safety, the trip had to be canceled.
With my sadness, I started to search beautiful and interesting places to travel across the globe. Greece is a pretty normal place to go on vacation when traveling to Europe. What I didn’t realize is that there are hundreds of incredible places in the world that people hardly ever travel to!
After surfing on the world wide web for a good while, I had a fifty item list of all these super cool places in every corner of the world. That is when a lightbulb went off in my head; Wouldn’t it be a great idea to share my findings with my readers? Yes! But, fifty locations? Seems very time consuming and boring to read about!
That is when I made the executive decision to share one location from each of the seven continents! I tried to pick places that I have never heard of to not only sell you on underrated travel destinations, but to also sell them to myself. Some of these places I have heard of before, but never understood what they had to offer; hence the blog post “seven underrated travel destinations.”
Note: I am getting images off of Google and I do not own the rights to any of them.
#1 Quebec, Canada (North America)
Similar to most people living in the United States, I am aware that Quebec is a place in Canada. Quebec is known for its rich history and beautiful architecture. It is the second most populous province in Canada next to Montreal. Quebec is unlike many other Canadian provinces due to the people and the way they follow. There is a strong inspiration for French food and culture. People of Quebec are more liberal, like europeans, in contrast to rest of British Canada.
#2 Patagonia, Chile (South America)
Who knew that Patagonia is not only a clothing store. Call me an idiot, but not me. Now that I know it is a real place it makes me sad when I type “Patagonia” into Google. The first thing that pops up is the retailer.
Patagonia is a region encompassing the southernmost tip of South America. It is shared by Argentina and Chile, with the Andes Mountains being its dividing line. On the Argentine side has features such as arid steppes, grasslands and deserts. The Chilean side has glacial fjords and temperate rainforest. And, did I mention, Patagonia has marble caves you can go through and tour!
#3 Tanzania (Africa)
Tanzania is an East African country known for its wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park and Kilimanjaro National Park. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, and Mafia. When I think of Africa, I have always thought of safaris, tropical islands, and mountains. Tanzania has all that to offer and more. The images are truly incredible.
#4 Salzburg, Austria (Europe)
My heart lives in Europe. Around every corner there is always something new, intriguing, and beautiful. Salzburg is PACKED with intricacy and charm. Salzburg is an Austrian city on the border of Germany, with scenes of the Eastern Alps. The city is divided by the Salzach River with Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank and Neustadt (New City) on its right. Salzburg was the birthplace of composer Mozart.
I think that I have a special place in my heart and desire to go visit Austria because of the movie The Sound of Music. The film has always been so special to me as it was a large part of my childhood.
#5 Changsha, China (Asia)
Now, I don’t know a lot of China other than it having a Great Wall. But, I came across the city of Changsha and it looked SO cool and intriguing. Changsha is the capital of central China’s Hunan province. It is a large city with a history dating to the Zhou dynasty. Today it’s known for its Mawangdui, a rare collection of excavated Western Han dynasty tombs. To me, the downtown area looks like a fun place to walk around and explore, however, the mountainous regions look even more beautiful.
#6 Adelaide, Australia (Australia)
I honestly had more interest in this city because I liked the name of it. BUT, it is still amazing. Adelaide is Australia’s Southern coastal capital. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums. The city’s festival is an annual international arts gathering with spin-offs including fringe and film events.
#7 The Lemaire Channel (Antartica)
I have never even considered travel to Antartica before this blog post. It is not common, but people really do travel there! The Lemaire Channel is a strait off Antarctica, between Kiev Peninsula in the mainland’s Graham Land and Booth Island. There is not much there, but if you are someone who loves to see icy cold views, then this place is for you. It is considered a “photographers dream” and here’s why:
I really just wanted to make this post to share the world’s extraordinary landscapes. Earth, we all call home, is a wonderful place and has so much to offer from land to sea. The next time you book a trip to Disney World, just be sure to make an underrated travel destination a potential option.