Lonely Planet released their Top 25 Travel Secrets recently and I have been to only one place on the list! Rather than sulking about my lack of travel aptitude, I've been stalking these places on Instagram for some new travel inspiration. Here's my version of their list with the best of Lonely Planet's secret destinations on Instagram.

To be honest, when I started putting this list together I thought it would be super easy. Once I started searching through the images from around the world, though, I found it increasingly difficult to choose just one. Some really spoke to me personally, with portraits of people from places I'd never heard of before. While others displayed sprawling landscapes with bold colours. 

It really proved to me that there's more to this planet than we will ever know. We're all wanderers in our little way and it's sobering to know that we will know truly "see it all". The best we can do is see as much as we can with what we have and that should be good enough for anyone.

Let me know in the comments if you've been to any of these "secret" destinations and if it's as secret as they claim.

Instagram's Secret Travel Destinations

25. Belleville, Paris

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24. Vršovice, Prague, czech republic

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23. Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan 

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22. Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

21. Pieve, Italy

20. The Champlain Islands, Vermont 

19. Taroudant, Morocco

A photo posted by Coco 🌸 (@_coco.haricot) on

18. Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

A photo posted by Adrian Heieis (@getheieis) on

17. Shekhawati Region, India

A photo posted by Walz (@mo_walz) on

16. Honduras

A photo posted by Cristal Dyer (@tofutraveler) on

15. Ushuaia, Argentina

14. Mallorca, Spain

13. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

12. Kjerringøy, Norway

11. Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

10. Silent Green, Berlin, Germany

9. Weerribben-Wieden National Park, Netherlands

8. Lost Sierra, California

7. Lombok, Indonesia

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6. Ilhabela, Brazil

A photo posted by Ilhabela (@belailhabela) on

5. The Southern Islands, Cambodia

4. Stock Island/Key West, Florida

A photo posted by Loys Ikatu (@divaloys) on

3. Vojvodina, Serbia

2. Seoul, South Korea

1. Malta

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The 25 Travel Secrets feature can be found in the U.S. edition of Lonely Planet Magazine.

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Was there anything completely new for you here? Let me know in the comments. There were at least five places that I had never even heard of!