5 Countries You May Not Have but Should Consider Visiting

Are you looking to get a few extra stamps on your passport? Is your Wanderlust urging you to visit a faraway land? If so, you’re in luck, because this post is all about visiting countries that may seem off-the-beaten vacation track. But they are entirely worth the trip.

Turkey

Turkey borders both Asia and Europe, but it doesn’t seem to get the universal fanfare that those continents get. And that’s probably a good thing. You can think of it as a hidden treasure of sorts.

Istanbul, Turkey, Credit- BBC.com

If you’ve never been to Turkey, you are in for a treat. A mix of history, religious culture, and breathtaking landscapes and beaches await. While you’re in Istanbul, visit the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazar and Hagia Sophia. You’ll also want to cruise on the Bosphorus and explore the caves of Cappadocia.

Philippines

You might be surprised to learn that the Philippines is an archipelago that consists of about 7 thousand islands. And among the islands, you’ll find great diversity.

But the thing that will stand out to you first is the number of beautiful beaches you’ll find in the Philippines. So have some fun and hop from island to island as you take in gorgeous views and connect with friendly locals. And when you’re ready for some city life, spend a night in Manila.

Jordan

Jordan is probably not a country that’s made your bucket list –but maybe it should be. This is where you can find the lost city of Petra, which is a veritable paradise for anyone who is interested in history or archeology. And when you’re ready for some relaxation, take a float in the salt lake known as the Dead Sea. If you’re worried about safety, you should know that Jordan is among the safest countries in the Middle East.

Greece

Greece is often in the news for its financial troubles, but that’s neither here nor there. It’s one of the most beautiful countries you can visit, and you should definitely try to make it there at least once in your life. If you’re interested in history, you’ll want to spend time in Athens and Delphi. And when you’re looking to relax on some of the most picturesque beaches in the world, head to the islands of Santorini and Corfu.

South Africa

Have you ever wanted to go on a safari? If so, the African continent is definitely on your must-see list. But while you’re there, you should spend some time getting acquainted with South Africa. Cape Town is on many-a “best of” list, and for a good reason. While you’re here, take a safari, visit Table Mountain and the Kalahari desert. Oh, and you’re going to want to try some South African wines while you’re here.

Table Mountain Cape Town

Since there’s so much to see and do in this country, your best bet is to get a safe and reliable car. This is especially true if you’re planning on exploring other countries on the African continent. And with such a big trip, it just seems to make sense. With your own car, you can cover more ground and plan the exact experience you want.

When you’re an avid traveler, it’s easy to get bored with the typical vacation options out there. After a while, there are only so many resorts you can enjoy.

But once you’ve gotten over the hump of traveling for complete relaxation, you can start to explore the world. In any of these countries, you can learn about history, experience vastly different cultures and maybe even learn a few words in a new language.

Where will your next adventure take you?

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