Tourist normally trek to the most popular destination sites of a country. This is quite understandable since these places are usually the most promoted and the most visible in media. Since a lot of travelers rely on recommendations of industry experts and fellow travelers, traveling off the beaten path is not quite common.
Off the beaten path pertains to places that are not commonly visited but no less beautiful and rewarding to see. However, there are concerns about as to how they are reached because these are places that are usually far from the main point of transportation and even communication. This inconvenience is the very reason why they are not as frequently traveled. Off the beaten path destinations rarely offer the common conveniences offered by popular destinations but they do offer one thing – the pleasure of being in a place that has not yet been too commercialized.
Who wouldn’t want to be in a place that is not crowded and does not cost incredibly high? Off the beaten path destinations offer more exploration opportunities. The fact that they aren’t hyped as much as popular destinations results to expectations that are not as high. It would be fun to discover the place with the mystery still intact. It goes without saying of course that safety is never compromised. Traveling must be a journey of discovery that does not purposely court danger.
Many people say that the road less traveled may be lonely. For a person whose happiness depends on being consistently surrounded by people and continuous activity, this might just be the case but for those who are intent on really discovering a place and what it can offer, there is much advantage in having more space and time for peaceful exploration.