HERITAGE/ Where on Earth Is That?

Destinations are boasting about the number of tourists visiting them every year. However, some places see travelers in much lower numbers. Explore destinations that are less known, even unknown to general public, yet they offer remarkable heritage and sights.


The Illusive Andaman Islands: Worth the Effort to Get There!

Michael Trout

About 50,000 years ago, humans migrating out of Africa and walking across the Middle East and Asia likely used the Andaman Islands as stepping stones to cross the sea to Indonesia and Australia. We know this because the last remnants of their ancestors still live on different islands in Stone Age tribal groups, now protected from intrusion by the Indian government. Fast forward to the modern era where there is hardly a patch of the planet that humans have not trod. Yet most people have no idea w...

Swaziland – The Switzerland of Africa

James Morris

To the delight of her visitors, the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland has eluded mass tourism and remains one of Africa’s best kept secrets….dubbed as the cultural heart of Africa, the best place on the planet to view Rhino, and the birthplace of Richard E Grant. This tiny country, around the size of Wales is one of the smallest in the Southern Hemisphere, landlocked and bordered to the north, south and west by South Africa, and to the east by Mozambique. Stretching only 200 kilometers from north to...

Chengyang Village - The Hidden Chinese Gem

Andrea Hausold

Chengyang Village is part of the heartbeat of China, despite its anonymity factor. It is rife with fun-filled activities that are made to entertain individuals of all kind. The setting of the village gives the atmospheric feeling of calmness and peace. Luscious fields and sparking rivers are the foundation of this gorgeous place and all that it has to offer. It is a delightful place for tourists looking to find an inspiring destination to relish the culture of China. The Wind-and-Rain Bridge ...

Indonesian Lombok: Beaches, Mangroves, Hot Springs

Chris Grad

The fascinating island of Lombok is located at the West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. The island is known to be one of the most beautiful parts of the Lesser Sunda Islands along with Bali on the west and Sumbawa on the east. The island is divided into five regions namely the West Lombok, North Lombok, Central and East Lombok, South Lombok and of course the Gili Islands. Due to its geographical location, Lombok has a tropical climate, mostly hot and humid making it drier than the neighbori...