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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.


2020

How travel has changed my definition of ‘home’
Tallinn, Estonia: A perfect blend of old and new
Porto Torres: A case for slow travel
Why every visitor to Western Australia needs to visit Rottnest Island
Have a high time in Albuquerque
One Magical Night on the Great Blasket Island in Ireland
Why You Must Visit Warsaw: 30 Years After the Fall of Communism in Poland
How Spending Time Alone on the Pacific Crest Trail Changed My Life
The rise of ‘second city’ travel
Travel greener in 2020 with these 5 incredible Amtrak journeys
The magic behind the tourist’s Paris

2019

Why Rwanda is a great destination for solo female travelers
Pulperías: Where the gauchos gathered
The Magnetism of the Polar Regions: Voyaging through the Arctic and Antarctic
Bringing a dark history to light in Bosnia
Offbeat India: A Pilgrimage to the Source of the Ganges
How a Trip to Georgia Changed My Life
Adventure begins at the end of your comfort zone
Searching for Monsters and Magic in the Scottish Highlands
6 Amazing Destinations for Stargazing
Welcoming the Return of the Sun to Lake Titicaca
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
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
World Footprints Top Stories of 2018

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