Do you love to explore the world just like us? Than you should check out our awesome list of 20 “secret” or less known places you just have to visit. Tell us.. where do you want to go?

Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Italy

Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, nestled in the caves of Polignano a Mare beach

Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Paro Valley, Bhutan

Taktshang Goemba or Tiger’s Nest Monastery was blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan’s most sacred religious sites. It hangs on a cliff and stands above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons. (image credit)

Aescher, Switzerland

Aescher hotel is so high up on the Appenzellerland mountains that you have to hike or get acable car to reach it. Amenities are intentionally basic but the food is hearty and the nearby trails lead to exhilarating adventures

Haiku Stairs, Hawaii

Stairway to heaven is the name of this insane hike on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. With 4,000 steps up to 2,800 ft above sea level | more info

Þingvallavatn Lake, Iceland

Found deep within this huge National Park is the boundary between North America and Europe. Lucky divers can swim in between the tectonic plates of these two continents, which is getting 2 centimeters wider every year

Chefchaouen, Northwest Morocco

Chefchaouen is best known for its blue buildings, painted in a spectrum of soothing hues. If you want to escape the city, make sure to check out the nearby Rif mountains and the Cascades d’Akchour

Lord Howe Island, Australia

Lord Howe Island is widely regarded as the most beautiful island in the Pacific. Just a two hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane, you’ll find it situated off the East Coast of Australia.

Bishop Castle, San Isabel National Forest, Rye, Colorado

Jim Bishop built this castle completely on his own, which became since that a famous place for weddings. Of course it is worth to visit it only for inspiration as wel..

Huacachina, Peruvian desert

Huacachina is built around a small natural lake in the desert. Called the “oasis of America” and a great place to try sand boarding..

The Bastei Bridge in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Germany

Stunning piece of ancient engineering by the Germans, with a spectacular view of the surroundings.

Alter do Chao, Brazil

This town straddles the Amazon rainforest and an amazing beach known as the Island of Love. Only a few meters from the beach is a huge lagoon, Lago, Verde, which is home to myriad animals and can only be explored by canoe

The peacock room in Castello di Sammezzano, Tuscany

This hidden jewel inside the abandoned castle Castello di Sammezzano is called the Peacock Room with beautiful intricate designs and colors.

Deception Island, Antarctica

Since the early 19th century, Deception Island was a favourite refuge from the storms and icebergs of Antarctica. Deception Island is an island, in the South Shetland Islandsarchipelago off the Antarctic Peninsula, that has one of the safest harbours in Antarctica.

Meghalaya, India

In the rainforest of Meghalaya it seems like time is frozen. Lush green environment with stunning sky bridges made with mother nature, read more about these living bridges on WhereCoolThingsHappen

Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira is an estate located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal. It’s classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO within the “Cultural Landscape of Sintra”. Be sure to check out the Gruta do Labirinto and the mysterious 27 meter deep wishing well.

Rock tombs in Myra, Lycia, Turkey

The ancient amphitheatre (the largest in Lycia) and the plethora of rock-cut tombs carved in the cliff above the theatre.

Fès, Morocco

Get lost in the Souq’s of Fes like this leather souq, the oldest leather tannery in the world..

Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovin

Idillic small town that is one of the most valuable mixed urban and rural structures inBosnia and Herzegovina, alongside the beautiful Buna river

Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

Both pronouncing and getting to Ittoqqortoormiit can be difficult, but it’s totally worth the effort. From the capital of Iceland, you’ll need to get on a once-weekly plane to Greenland and then get a helicopter ride to this small, colorful town which sits by the longest glacial river system in the world

Mount Ai-Petry, Crimea, Ukraine

Осень на Ай-Петри. Октябрь 2013.
Ai-Petri is a mountain of 1234 meters height located in the Yalta region of Crimea. “Ai-Petri” name is of Greek origin and translates as “Saint Peter”. The hanging bridges are both heart-stopping as breathtaking..


James Lout said…
Amazing! I could only hope to be able to photograph just a few of these places.