You've Probably Never Heard Of These Stunning Places Worthy Of A Visit

TravelandLeisurePublished: April 3, 2018
Published: April 3, 2018

They say that travel is the only thing money can buy that actually makes you righter. Going to places is always an exciting experience, but nothing really compares to discovering new stuff. Social media may have ruined this for us, what with all those bloggers going everywhere and snapping these photos that make us drool. Still, the planet is a big place and luckily, there are still corners that have been left uncharted.

If you really like to be one of the first few to see someplace, one woman has your back. After all, Mar Pages has been to 100 world countries and we think she has a few aces up her sleeve.

In a Quora thread asking, "What is your favorite place to visit that no one has heard of?", Pages answered: “I have visited 100 countries, travel 40–50% of the time for the last 12 years and specialize in places nobody visits so here are a couple of ideas.” The first place she mentions is the tiny African nation of Djibouti. She advises people to “forget the Dead Sea,” and instead head to Lake Abbe and Lake Assal, a salt lake, which both happened to be filming locations for "Planet of the Apes."

Then, she recommends visiting Aitutaki Lagoon in the Cook islands and spending some time there. According to her, it is “one of the most stunning lagoons you will ever see, the waters are incredible.”

Next on your bucket list should be the Chuuk Lagoon, where 70 ships from the Japanese fleet sunk in World War II, making it "a wreck diver's paradise. She says to stick around the North Pacific to visit an island known as Yap, which she described as “another tiny island part of the Micronesia group where women still walk topless, you can find out more about stone money and dive with mantas.”

Lastly, Pages suggested any American looking to go somewhere unique without a passport should check out American Samoa, which “is the last place where the sun sets every day and a US territory south of Hawaii, a very beautifully rugged island.”

What are you waiting for? Get packing!

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