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.
25. Belleville, Paris
24. Vršovice, Prague, czech republic
23. Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
22. Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal
21. Pieve, Italy
20. The Champlain Islands, Vermont
19. Taroudant, Morocco
18. Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota
17. Shekhawati Region, India
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
6. Ilhabela, Brazil
5. The Southern Islands, Cambodia
4. Stock Island/Key West, Florida
3. Vojvodina, Serbia
2. Seoul, South Korea
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!