5 Little-Known Travel Destinations
Tired of the same old vacation spots? Consider these 5 little-known travel destinations.
Gates of the Arctic National Park
Ready to test out those outdoor survival skills? Gates of the Arctic National Park located in Alaska offer 8.4 acres of beautiful, almost untouched wilderness. Having no established roads, trails, or campsites is what makes this vacation spot a real adventure. It has excellent fishing spots and a beautiful view of the Brooks Range mountains.
Dubbed the Garden of Eden of the desert, these breathtaking, turquoise waterfalls are found in the boiling heat of Arizona near the Grand Canyon. To get there, you have to be willing to make the ten mile trek into a vast canyon. Enduring the hike is well worth the spectacular falls at the end.
Virunga National Park
If you want to turn up the heat on your vacation you might want to check out Virunga National Park. Located in Rwanda, hiking through this chain of eight active volcanoes offers incredible views and exquisite animal sitings. The park has quite a lot to offer—everything from treks to get an in depth look at the life of mountain gorillas to a trip to the top of Nyiragongo Volcano where you get a view of one of the world’s largest lava lakes.
Deep in Namibia lies Skeleton Coast—a landscape carved out of lava rock 130 million years ago. This spot is one of the best wildlife viewing regions that you can find in Africa. It offers up a sense of mystery as you travel around rusted shipwrecks, sand dunes, fossil beds, strange vegetation and geological formations like you’ve never seen.
Located in Tunisia, this place has a lot of history to offer. Here lies well-preserved architecture from the Roman Empire—the most famous being a giant amphitheater built in the third century. In it’s glory days, the amphitheater could hold up to 35,000 spectators. El Jem also boasts a museum filled with plenty of Roman artifacts and mind blowing mosaics.