13 Under-the-Radar Towns Begging You to Explore

8th March, 2024


Why Visit: Norway's only barony, with a historic manor and stunning rose gardens. Breathtaking fjord scenery and hiking trail Charming atmosphere and uncrowded street

Rosendal, Norway

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Why Visit: ● The "Blue Pearl of Morocco": Buildings and alleyways awash in vibrant blue. Laid-back vibes are perfect for wandering and soaking up the unique ambiance. Hiking in the nearby Rif Mountain

Hallstatt, Austria

Why Visit: ● A UNESCO World Heritage Site that looks straight out of a storybook. Explore Europe's oldest salt mine. Picture-perfect scenery: Alpine mountains and a shimmering lake

Giethoorn, Netherlands

Why Visit: ● The "Venice of the Netherlands": Discover this car-free village by boat. ● Rent a boat and explore the idyllic waterways at your own pace. ● Enjoy the tranquility and picture-perfect scenery.

Matera, Italy

Why Visit: ● A UNESCO World Heritage Site with a fascinating history dating back thousands of years. ● Explore the "Sassi di Matera": ancient cave dwellings turned into homes and shops. ● Unique ambiance and a chance to step back in time

Jericoacoara, Brazil

Why Visit: ● Remote coastal paradise tucked within a National Park. ● Rustic charm, sandy streets, and laid-back vibe ● Kite-surfing and windsurfing mecca with ideal wind condition

Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

Why Visit: ● Medieval fairy-tale town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. ● Explore the winding cobblestone streets and the imposing castle. ● The Picturesque Vltava River bends through the heart of the town.

Queenstown, New Zealand

Why Visit: ● Adventure sports capital of the world: bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, more. ● Nestled among stunning mountains and pristine lakes. ● It is a lively town with great restaurants and a vibrant atmosphere.

Cochem, Germany

Why Visit: ● Quintessential German wine town along the scenic Moselle River. ● Explore the Reichsburg Castle and taste some local Rieslings. ● Perfect for river cruises and leisurely hikes through vineyards.

Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

Why Visit: ● Experience remote Arctic life and witness stunning natural beauty. ● Spot polar bears, whales, and the captivating Northern Lights. ● Unique cultural immersion within an Inuit community.

Lijiang, China

Why Visit: ● UNESCO World Heritage Site with beautifully preserved Naxi architecture. ● The laid-back atmosphere and a chance to experience traditional Chinese culture. ● Beautiful scenery and hiking opportunities near Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Why Visit: ● It is a historic town with a beautifully rebuilt Ottoman bridge. ● Blend of Eastern and Western influences, charming old town. ● A place of resilience and rich history.

Luang Prabang, Laos

Why Visit: ● UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its stunning Buddhist temples. ● Relaxed atmosphere and beautiful French colonial architecture. ● Witness the daily alms-giving ceremony, a serene and moving experience.