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Let’s go off-the-beaten-path

Alan and I like nothing better than to travel to a little-known destination. It feels like we’re making a discovery that no one else knows about. Of course, you’re off-the-beaten-path travel ideas might be totally different from ours. What do you think of our suggestions?

Watching for Bears at Fish Creek

Salmon spawning season in Hyder, Alaska is from July to early September. This is prime time for watching bears stalk their daily meal from the platform above Fish Creek. Click on: Watching for Bears at Fish Creek to read more about our experience.

Southern Italy Road Trip

Our trip through Italy’s heel was a beautiful hodgepodge of historic villages, rustic coastlines and even a helicopter ride to a beautiful island, of course mixed in with quite a few marvelous old-world Italian meals along the way. Click on Southern Italy Road Trip to read more about our experience.

Orta San Giulio: Northern Italy at Its Best

Cobblestone streets, a 1580′s era town hall with a frescoed facade, outdoor cafes on a plaza bordering a mountain lake, a fairy tale looking island in the middle of that lake—atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere. Click on Orta San Giulio: Northern Italy at Its Best to read more about our experience.

Behind the Walls in Lucca

Although not as well known as Rome or Florence, it’s worth your time to go exploring behind Lucca’s walls. Read about our experience by clicking on Behind the Walls in Lucca.

Take a Walking Tour in Schwerin

Discover a walkable German city with cobblestone streets, historic half-timbered buildings and a castle that sits in the middle of a lake on a charming walking tour. To read about our experience, click on Take a Walking Tour in Schwerin.

Celebrate Spring with Florida’s Butterflies

Are you planning a spring trip to Florida? Don’t spend all of your time at the beach. Be sure to visit the butterflies. To read about our experience, click on Celebrate Spring with Florida’s Butterflies.

Old is New Again at Mosswood Farm Store

Live the way grandma did by shopping at Mosswood Farm Store in Micanopy, Florida. It’s a fun off-the-beaten-path look at the past. Click this link to read more about our experience: Old is New Again at Mosswood Farm Store.

Traveling Slow in Small Town America

Experience small town America at the Creamery Picnic Parade in Stevensville, Montana. To read more, click on: Traveling Slow in Small Town America.

Visit Dead Horse Point State Park

When you travel to Canyonlands and Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, save time for the short drive to Dead Horse Point State Park. To read about our experience, click on Visit Dead Horse Point State Park

Off-the-beaten-path at Twin Lakes

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path fun in Montana, Twin Lakes in the Bitterroot National Forest definitely qualifies. To read more, click on Off-the-beaten-path at Twin Lakes.

Secrets of the Montana State Capitol Building

Is there a secret hidden in Driving the Golden Spike painting that hangs in the western arch of the rotunda in Montana’s State Capitol Building? Read about our experience to find out. Click on Secrets of the Montana State Capitol Building

Hiking to a green sand beach in Hawaii

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path adventure on Hawaii’s Big Island, this hike should be on your list. To read about our experience, click on Hiking to a green sand beach in Hawaii

Living Green at Valley of the Gods

Would you like to stay in an off-the-beaten-path bed and breakfast in southern Utah? And did we mention the scenic location? To read our first-hand report, click on Living Green at Valley of the Gods.

Road to Halawa Valley

This scenic drive on Moloka’i rivals any drive you’ll experience in Hawaii. To read our first-hand report, click on Road to Halawa Valley

Touring Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

For visitors to Hawaii’s Big Island who’ve been there and done that, take a walk in Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. To read more, click on Touring Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

Exploring in Yankee Boy Basin

This four-wheel-drive trail in Yankee Boy Basin near Ouray, Colorado, offers scenic views mixed with off-the-beaten-path adventure. Click on Exploring in Yankee Boy Basin to read more about our experience.

Four-wheel Adventure in California Gulch

On a mid-summer four-wheeling adventure in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, we discovered wildflowers and more. To learn more, click on Four-wheel Adventure in California Gulch.

Escape to Romantic Cameo Heights Mansion

You’ll need to travel to southeastern Washington to discover romance off-the-beaten-path. Read about our experience by clicking on Escape to Romantic Cameo Heights Mansion.

Drive Yellowpoint Road in Nanaimo

After exploring the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, foodies will enjoy going off-the-beaten-path on Yellowpoint Road to area farms as well as walking on the beach at Blue Heron Park. To read about our experience, click on Drive Yellowpoint Road in Nanaimo.

Painted Rocks Reservoir in Montana

This off-the-beaten-path destination in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley will have you saying, “Wow”. Click on Painted Rocks Reservoir in Montana to read more.

Walking With History in Matera, Italy

Exploring Matera was a pleasant surprise considering it’s not one of the top tourist destinations in Italy. However, its fascinating history and charm really make this small village worth a visit. Click on: Walking With History in Matera, Italy to read more about our experience.

Fighting a Fear of Heights at Natural Bridges National Monument

Located on the Colorado Plateau in southeastern Utah, Natural Bridges is certainly way off-the-beaten-path. Click on Fighting a Fear of Heights at Natural Bridges National Monument to read more about our experience.

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