Best Countries to Visit for Well-Traveled People Who've Been Everywhere
Top Destinations for Seasoned Globetrotters
The more you travel, the more you want to travel — it’s a common problem that most passionate travelers share. Once you have graduated from novice wanderer to seasoned globetrotter, though, you start to have a different problem.
Many places and experiences start to blend into each other. New countries lose their shock value. Ancient ruins all start to look the same. Everything you eat, you compare to a dish you tasted in another country.
Well-traveled people have unending cravings for new sights, sounds and tastes, but often find it gets more and more difficult to visit places that feel unique. To solve this problem, sometimes it helps to focus more on experiences and less on locations. Many travelers choose to add spark to their journeys again by trying extreme adventure travel, or other adrenaline-pumping experiences.
However, if you can’t help crave new sights and cultures, here are nine places you should add to your bucket list stat.
Whether it is a change of pace or a new challenge, each of these destinations has something truly unique to offer travelers who have been everywhere.
Tucked away on the west coast of Africa, Gabon is largely overlooked by travelers journeying to the African continent. Gabon happens to be one of the most progressive and stable nations in the area, making it ideal for visitors who want to delve into the vast tracts of protected parkland it shelters within its borders.
However, despite its peaceful status, tourism in Gabon is a developing industry so there is still plenty to challenge intrepid travelers. If limited transport, poor roads and almost complete lack of infrastructure don’t faze you, the untouched landscapes, jungles and beaches of Gabon await.
Traders once guided their caravans down the Silk Road, which wound through the mountains of modern day Kyrgyzstan. Today, the ancient cities that were once stops along the Silk Road are still bustling bazaars full of curiosities.
The mountains might no longer see traders but they are populated with snow leopards, lynx and sheep. With its raw natural beauty and semi-nomadic shepherd people, Kyrgyzstan has preserved an old-world charm that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
To really see the wonders of this stunning country, take a trekking trip — it’s one of the reasons Kyrgyzstan tops lists of adventurous places to visit. Go on foot or horseback, venturing from deep valleys to glaciers.
Sandwiched between China and Russia, Mongolia is a rugged wilderness, and one of the last places on Earth where people live a truly nomadic lifestyle. The glorious landscapes are almost completely empty of people, an isolation that has helped keep these nomadic traditions alive.
Mongolia is a place travelers can go to truly get away from the pace and pressure of the modern world, to reconnect with nature in a big way, and witness a way of living completely alien to their own.