Guest post contributed by Marie Nieves
Do you have a sense of adventure?
With some spare time on their hands, people often tend to opt for the more obvious choices when tourism is concerned. It mostly ends up being big cities like Rio De Janeiro, Paris or Dubai, or legendary locales like the sun-bathed Valley of the Kings, the snow–covered Himalayas, or the unique fjords of Scandinavia.
But what of those enigmatic places lost in the endless waters? There are no more geographical secrets on the surface of the Earth, but there certainly are some forgotten corners. The last landmarks the cartographers of yore put on the map were those fleeting islands, and now, for once, you have the chance to play the grand voyager like Christopher Columbus and claim the enigmatic shores as your own.
Pantelleria is a secluded Italian island half-way between Sicily and Africa. Covering the area of 32 square miles, it is the largest volcanic satellite island of Sicily, but don’t let this deter you. It’s basically a perfect getaway in the Mediterranean Sea for those of you who are looking for a cozier, Zen side of adventuring.
Discover the Galician Caribbean on the Cies Islands
The Cies Islands are a bona fide archipelago off the coast of Galicia (Spain). It has not only been dubbed the Galician Caribbean, but the Galician Seychelles as well, for their striking beauty, colorful surroundings, and azure waters. If you fancy yourself pirating around these shores, you are up for some Mediterranean eye candy but don’t expect to stumble upon an X sign.
You aren’t in the mood for a Mediterranean iteration of Caribbean? How about the real thing?!
If there was a picture by the word tropical in the English dictionary, it would be one of the San Blas islands. This picture-perfect tropical paradise straight out of the romance novels lies just off the Caribbean coast of Panama. It consists of a whopping number of 365 little islands, one for every day of the year. If you wished so, you could move from one island to another via the signature dug-out canoe.
Since we are in truly tropical territory here, don’t forget to put on sunscreen, and don’t rely on any of the sunscreen myths. Stay safe under the scorching sun.
Off the north shore of Australia and the city of Darwin, there are islands known for their rich aboriginal culture, not to mention the lush rainforests and other breathtaking vistas untouched by man. Among many activities, a traveler can join deep-sea fishing expeditions.
However, you can’t go without preparing and, even though you will have instructors by your side, we recommend you considered a few deep sea fishing tips first.
There’s something alluring about the idea of getting truly lost, going beyond borders and immersing yourself in the primordial. To find the right islands, it has to be a matter of geography and timing. Inspirational New Caledonia holiday packages offer an escapade that is distant enough to give you that faraway feeling and close enough to other clusters of islands, should an emergency rear its ugly head.
If you spin the globe and your index finger ends up northeast of Australia and northwest of New Zealand, you’ve probably touched on New Caledonia, the Pacific heart, a truly secluded Eden crushed by the waves of the Pacific. You have to see it in order to believe it, the topography, the rocks, the trees and the sky, everything evokes a primeval feeling that will get you back in touch with Mother Earth.
Our experiences are as memorable as our adventures are big. It’s all about taking a leap of faith and wandering off the beaten path to regions unknown and journeys less traveled. Take a chance on these secret gems of the high seas and who knows; you might just discover untapped secrets within yourself.
About the author
Marie Nieves is a student and a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. She is an avid lover of photography interested in interior and exterior design and regular author on several blogs.
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