5 Stunning Places You’ve Probably Never Heard of but Need to See

Traveling is always an exciting experience, but nothing quite compares to discovering something new.

Unfortunately, the prospect of visiting uncharted territory is becoming increasingly rare in this Instagram-saturated world. However, if you really want to feel like one of the first few tourists to see a place (and maybe even ‘gram about it), Mar Pages, a woman who has traveled to 100 countries, has a few ideas for you.

“I have visited 100 countries, travel 40–50% of the time for the last 12 years and specialise in places nobody visits so here are a couple of ideas,” Pages wrote in a Quora thread asking, “What is your favorite place to visit that no one has heard of?”

The first place Pages recommended was the tiny African nation of Djibouti. She advised people “forget the Dead Sea,” and instead head to Lake Abbe and Lake Assal, a salt lake, which both happened to be filming locations for “Planet of the Apes.”

Next, Pages recommended spending some time at the Aitutaki Lagoon in the Cook islands. It’s “one of the most stunning lagoons you will ever see, the waters are incredible,” she wrote.

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