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10 Underrated Safe Havens for the Adventurous Soul

By Lakshya Kaushik

January 15, 2024

Imagine traveling back in time 2,000 years to Ancient Rome! It was a bustling city full of incredible buildings.

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Some of these buildings are still standing today, like time capsules from the past. Let's explore 5 of these iconic structures!

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This rugged North Atlantic archipelago has dramatic fjords and grass-roofed houses. It's a peaceful, safe place for hiking and boat tours to spot puffins.

Faroe Islands

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Explore giant rock monoliths with climbing trails etched into their sides revealing gorgeous lake and village views at the top. Or rent a boat and discover islands on the lake where cattle roam free.

Guatape, Colombia

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With rugged mountains and a stunning coastline, Albania is an up-and-coming Balkan destination. Historic towns and tasty cuisine make it a safe bet.

Albania, The Balkans

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Set amid the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores islands host volcanic craters, hot springs, and walking trails. The pace of life is relaxed and peaceful.

Azores, Portugal

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One of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities, Matera features ancient cave dwellings carved into limestone cliffs and stone labyrinthine streets that transport you back in time.

Matera, Italy 

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The ancient Mayan city of Calakmul contains awe-inspiring temples and pyramids to discover. Wildlife is abundant in the surrounding protected rainforest.

Calakmul, Mexico

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With towering peaks, ice-cold tarns, and fairytale Lake Bled, Slovenia's Julian Alps are ready to satisfy your alpine wanderlust in a stable environment.

Julian Alps, Slovenia

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The Kalahari offers epic sand dunes and sparse, surreal landscapes. San Bushmen lead desert safaris and share ancient folklore under starry skies.

Kalahari Desert, Botswana

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Surreal rock formations and underground cave dwellings make Cappadocia a one-of-a-kind adventure. Hot air ballooning offers stunning views.

Cappadocia, Turkey

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With lush forests, rolling green pastures and over 150 rural churches built from wood, Chiloé island’s peaceful wilderness and picturesque landscapes look like a fairy tale.

Chiloé Island, Chile

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These are just a few of the many amazing destinations that are adventurous as well as safer to explore.

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So take the road less traveled and uncover these gorgeous underrated havens offering outdoor adventure in sublime natural settings away from crowds!

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