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Exploring India Off The Beaten Path – Volume #2

Tso Moriri in Ladakh, India

Exploring India is fun but exploring India off the beaten path is better! Scattered across India’s 28 states and additional union territories (such as Delhi, Ladakh and the Andaman Islands) are enough overlooked, offbeat destinations to keep visitors occupied for years. Since publishing my original list of India’s top unexplored destinations, I have discovered several … Read More

First Impressions of Georgia: Free Wine & Friendly People

Tbilisi skyline as seen while descending from the mountain

“First time in Georgia?” asked the immigration official after he finished flipping through my passport. “Yes sir, looking forward to it,” I replied. He stamped my passport then handed it back along with a free bottle of wine and a cheery “Welcome to Georgia, enjoy your stay” that was way too energetic for 4am. Now … Read More

Unique, Offbeat Anaheim Sights & Activities

Anaheim Hills, California

Like most of California’s cities, Anaheim can be a fun, cool, and quirky vacation destination — especially if you know the right places to get off the beaten tourist path. From ultimate trampoline dodgeball to the unique Barbeer — greatest barbershop ever — these are some of the most entertaining offbeat Anaheim activities to experience. … Read More

Gamcheon Culture Village: From Shanty Town to Tourist Attraction

Panorama of Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, South Korea

Perched on a hillside in Busan, South Korea, this once colorless neighborhood is now a colorful tourist attraction known as Gamcheon Culture Village (부산 감천문화마을). Although it resembles the colorful favelas of Rio de Janeiro upon first glance, explore within and you quickly realize that color is the only thing the two have in common. … Read More

World’s Only Aerial Video of the 1,000 Year Old Khajuraho Temples

The Khajuraho Western Group of Temples is the most well-preserved of all the Khajuraho temples.

Located in the middle of nowhere in Madhya Pradesh, the 1,000 year old Khajuraho temples are one of the most amazing — and overlooked — destinations in India. I spent a week here producing a film on the annual Khajuraho Dance Festival but since that was a nighttime event, I used the daytime to capture … Read More

Offbeat Nashville: Quirky Sights, Activities & Things To Do

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is known as Music City and the city definitely lives up to its reputation. However, there is much more to the city besides just country music. From street art to history to haunted locations, this is one city that will keep you on your toes – if you know where to look and what … Read More

Kumbhalgarh Fort And The Great Wall Of India

Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajasthan, India

Kumbhalgarh Fort, also known as the Great Wall of India, is a new up-and-coming off the beaten path destination in Rajasthan that is starting to attract international tourists, instead of just Indian travelers. However the growth in the numbers of visitors over recent years definitely makes it a worthy destination to visit before it starts … Read More

India Unexplored: 24 Incredible Offbeat Destinations

India off the beaten path -- 24 incredible unexplored destinations

Ever thought of traveling off the beaten path and glimpsing a side of India that few tourists see? From pristine beaches to quirky villages, hidden architectural marvels and more, there is no shortage of such unseen places in India. These pristine surroundings are waiting to be discovered. Check out these 24 offbeat India destinations that … Read More

Hong Kong Off The Beaten Path Travel Guide

At first glance, Hong Kong might appear to be just another sprawling modern metropolis that revolves almost entirely around technology, corporate business, and the global financial market. Little do first-time visitors realize that there is plenty more below the surface. For those eager to experience Hong Kong off the beaten path and explore its hidden … Read More

The Coolest Things You Can See In Romania

Orșova, Romania

Romania is a beautiful and fascinating country that’s often overshadowed by some of its Mediterranean neighbors to the south. With everything from dense forests to towering mountains and a lovely collection of old towns and ancient landmarks, it’s a place most any dedicated traveler would enjoy exploring. And these are some of the coolest things … Read More