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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

Inside Changdong Art Village in Masan, Korea (창동예술촌)

Welcome to Changdong Art Village in Masan, Korea

Artists are interesting folks and anytime a bunch of them gather in one neighborhood it becomes an interesting neighborhood. A perfect example is Changdong Art Village, full of narrow alleys overflowing with street art, boutique art shops, studios, cafes, coffee shops and even an arcade. Scattered throughout the neighborhood are murals and tributes to some … 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

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

Offbeat Sights & Activities in Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi shoreline at sunset

Corpus Christi is a popular tourist destination both for Texans and travelers from all corners of the United States. Although most visitors stick to the beaches and other water-based activities, there are quite a few spectacular yet overlooked sights and attractions located around town. For anyone wanting to get off the beaten path and experience … Read More

The Lovely Bones of Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora

Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Some people think death is the end….but it needn’t be. As the good people at the Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic have proven, it seems we can all still be of some use after we leave this earth…as ornate interior decorations. Be honest…who wouldn’t one one of these in their house? In what can … Read More

Tackling The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand

Mount Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Of everything I’ve wanted to do in New Zealand, walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (TAC) has been at the top. Considered one of the best day walks in the country – if not the world – the hike is a steady climb between the peaks of one of New Zealand’s most spectacular, unique environments: the … Read More

Unique, Offbeat Auckland Activities & Destinations

Glenbrook Vintage Railway, one of the unique and offbeat Auckland activities

Auckland is the gateway to New Zealand and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also a very popular tourist destination with plenty of obligatory sights to see. However don’t overlook the offbeat Auckland activities in and around city. Sometimes the most rewarding experiences can be found when you escape the … Read More

Auckland Travel Guide: Sights & Activities For First Timers

Auckland, New Zealand city centre skyline at night

Beautiful natural scenery and sights, fun water-based activities, top-notch shopping, addictive nightlife, amazing food, and so much more: Just because you only have a short time in New Zealand’s most impressive city doesn’t mean that you should miss out on some of the best things the city has to offer. This is an Auckland travel … Read More