Top Five Hidden Travel Destinations

Some people may say that the road less travelled is less traveled for a reason. And while that may be true every once and a while, there are exceptions to the rule. In fact, we think the more you venture into clandestine destinations the more you free yourself to experience the unique and exhilarating side of life, and in turn, create unforgettable memories.

With that, we’re letting the secret out (so to speak) and giving you our top five “hidden gem” travel destinations around the world.

If thrill seeking is on your travel bucket list, then look no further than this northeastern Nepal region. Considered among many to be the most captivating hiking destinations in the world, adventurers who travel to Khumbu are instantly immersed among native Sherpa villages. From there, they can shop or trade with the local people at the Namche Bazaar, enjoy a pint of beer and a healthy serving of Yak steak at a pub, or even join up on a guided trek to scale Mount Everest.
Nestled in the heart of Romania, this mountainous region is a great destination for those seeking classic gothic architecture. Transylvania, which has roots that date back to 106 AD, is also the ancestral homeland of Count Dracula (supposedly).  In fact, the real-life inspiration for Dracula’s castle – Bran’s Castle – can be visited and toured today. Just be sure to bring your garlic. In addition to the plethora of medieval castles and villages, you can also visit the Turda Salt Mine; an immersive underground attraction complete with its own amusement park.
While the next place on our list is the second largest city in France, behind only Paris, it likely isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to a French vacation. But this bustling coastal metropolis has plenty to do. The reason for all the hype? For one, Marseille has some of the most pristine beaches in the world, and being that it is a French city, you can also be assured it is one of the most succulent foodie destinations too. Pro tip; try the Bouillabaisse.
Visiting Havana is literally like travelling back in time. Since Cuba was cut off from much of the western world following Fidel Castro’s revolution, this Caribbean country is a snapshot of how life was in the late 1950s and early 60s. Every street corner is lined with classic cars, the sound of vibrant music, and rich culture. Over time, Havana has become more and more popular for international travel. But it is still remote enough to make it on our list, and is one of the best kept secrets for white sand beaches and stunning tropical landscapes.

Perhaps the furthest destination on our list, visitors to Tasmania are never short of things to see and do in this wild Australian island state. Whether you prefer to be in the water or on the land, Tasmania is a hotspot for those interested in reconnecting with nature and returning to our primal self. Popular destinations include Bruny Island, made famous for its wine and cheese, and Freycinet with its pink-hued mountains and crystal blue waters. Every day is a g’day to explore the magic of Tasmania.

Part of what makes destinations like these so fascinating to visit, is that they seem cut off from the rest of the world. Full of culture, yet remote. Bustling with activity, yet seemingly unexplored. The reality is, you can break away from the norm and visit any place you want and discover for yourself what makes it so unique. But that’s also why it is important to consider purchasing travel insurance before you go.

Sometimes isolated destinations like these bring with them many unforeseen circumstances. A travel insurance policy from Allianz Global Assistance may help protect you with emergency evacuation, medical coverage, and reimbursement for pre-paid expenses if your trip is interrupted or cancelled. 

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