Do you want to figure out how to see a popular destination but at the same time bypass all the crowds? Here is a travel trick and tip combo for you! The next time you start planning a trip try searching for neat cities/town located within about 2-3 hours of the "tourist" locations. Getting outside of the "main" city and into the countryside will help immerse you in the culture and destination and give you a more inside look at how people live and what life is really like. If you are on a 4 day vacation, for example, we recommend spending 2 days in the city and 2 days outside of the city.
Below are photos from our trip to Tenerife, Canary Islands. We rented a car and drove to Playa Benijo which was about a 1-1/2 hour drive from Costa Adeje, the resort town we were staying in. It was definitely "off the beaten path"! We took a stroll on the black sand beach and if you look close you can see only handful of people. Definitely off the "tourist trap" spectrum! We also ate lunch at a small, local restaurant (El Mirador) and enjoyed a delicious open-face cheese sandwich. It was gooey and yummy! They offered outdoor seating with gorgeous views like the ones below.
We hope this trick and tip combo has inspired you to check "off the beaten path" destinations. When you find gems in a destination like this you will never forget all the unique things you saw and did. So, get out there and EXPLORE!
NOTE: Please remember if you plan to get "off the beaten path" you need to be sure to do your research. Make sure the areas you are choosing are safe to travel to. We recommend you contact a Travel Agent. We are glad to help you at Explore Travel Planners LLC. Visit us today!
Stay tuned for more travel tips, tricks and deals with Explore Travel Planners LLC!
Angie Conger Hinds
I have a true passion for travel and I want to share my travel knowledge with you. I hope this blog gives you inspiration to EXPLORE the world!
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