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Travel By Design: Off the Beaten Path

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”                –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.


Welcoming the Return of the Sun to Lake Titicaca
Adventure begins at the end of your comfort zone
Ayahuasca Tourism: The Commercialization of Culture
Five Copenhagen Districts You Should Visit
The Rise of Dark Tourism
A Walking Tour Highlighting a Mumbai Slum’s Innovative Industry
Stone Circles in the UK: Beyond Stonehenge
Escape from London: 6 Cities in the UK to Visit
Becoming a Digital Nomad
Gangsters, Monkeys and Mines: Exploring the Diverse History of a Florida County
Amazing UK World Heritage Sites
Rats and Astronauts: Street Art in Oaxaca
Mahabaleshwar: A Tranquil Getaway in the Western Ghats of India
Greenpoint, Brooklyn: A Polish Neighborhood
Chilean Tourism and the Indigenous Mapuche
There’s More to Kundasang, Borneo than Mount Kinabalu
Enterprise Alabama: Thank the Boll Weevil
The East Coast Trail: How far are you willing to go?
Visiting Tbilisi’s Natural Baths
Slovakia: Five Places to Visit
Books for Nomads: Little Free Libraries
Roadside Stops between Los Angeles and Las Vegas
Macedonia: Five Places to Visit
Searching for Monsters and Magic in the Scottish Highlands
Georgia: Five Reasons to Choose it Over Neighboring Turkey
Five Lesser-Known Polish Cities Worth A Visit
Why You Might Want to Visit Zimbabwe Sooner Rather than Later
An Indonesian Village that Changed its Fate with the Internet
Why Namibia Should Be Your Next Travel Destination in Africa
Why You Must Visit Warsaw: 30 Years After the Fall of Communism in Poland
World Footprints Top Stories of 2018


Tenerife Off the Beaten Track: Five Ideas to Escape the Crowds
A Message of Harmony at the End of a Jamaican Dirt Road
Western New York’s New Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center
No Roads Lead to Stehekin
Spiral Jetty: Making the Trek to the Famed Utah Earthwork
Diversity is one of the many Faces of Darwin, Australia
A Burundian Lesson in Hospitality
Want to visit Africa? Uganda is everything and more
Exploring Portland’s Multicultural Offerings
The Island of Saba: Looking to the Future, Embracing the Past
Five Bahamian Experiences Off-the-Beaten-Path
The Ecuadorian Amazon: Visiting with a Local
Discover the Authentic Heritage of Taos Pueblo
A Journey into Outer Space from Within: A Visit to the Integratron
Quirky Albuquerque, Five Things To Experience in the Land of Enchantment
Heartbeat of Detroit
New York City’s Dead: A Guide To Cemeteries In The Five Boroughs
By the Malecon: Havana Nights in Search of the Real Cuba
Along The Bronx’s Grand Concourse: A Guide
Greece By Sea


Chernobyl: most strangely enjoyable travel experience
Discovering Iran by bicycle
Six unique Jamaican experiences that are off the beaten path
Is Nepal the ultimate cultural experience in Southeast Asia?
Exploring the Unique Culture at Siksika Nation
Local experiences in Vietnam and doing something different
St. Catharine’s, Ontario: Experiencing the Impact of Harriet Tubman
Traveling in China – under the skin of the culture
Goa: It’s Not All About The Hippies
A Trip to Burundi
Eco-tourism in Barbados
5 Breathtaking Spots to see in Ukraine


On Freedom’s Trail in South Africa: A Personal Journey to Places Shaping the Rainbow Nation
Washington, DC: Beyond the National Mall
Walking in the footsteps of Elizabeth I
Magnificent Monaco
36 Hours in Reykjavik
To ski or not to ski–where should you go?
The Hills have Eyes in South Dakota
ZAÑA – the Peruvian ghost town that still lives
Emerging ecotourism destinations in Europe