Alternatives to Popular Tourist Destinations

by Katie Skrzek

Sep 4, 2018

Cologne Cathedral © Michel Dreher | Dreamstime

Trends / Top Trends

Destinations like New York City, Paris and Rome may be on your travel bucket list, but those cities can be overcrowded with other tourists who have the same travel plans. Instead of visiting popular tourist spots, consider some of these destinations off the beaten path that still pack plenty of charm.

 

Visit Bath Instead of London

The charming town in the countryside of southwest England offers cultural attractions, fine dining, year-round festivals and Roman baths, of course. Bath is about a 1.5-hour train ride from London.

 

Visit Cologne Instead of Berlin

Explore Cologne, Germany’s 2,000-year-old city along the Rhine River. The city mixes modern attractions with historic architecture.

 

Visit Ho Chi Minh City Instead of Bangkok

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, in southern Vietnam, is a cosmopolitan city bursting with a vibrant culinary scene and modern wonders.

 

Visit Monterey Instead of San Francisco

Travel south of San Francisco to Monterey. The town featured in the series Big Little Lies is full of coastal charm with seafood restaurants, shopping and a popular aquarium.

 

Visit Montevideo Instead of Buenos Aires

Uruguay’s capital city is less visited than other more popular destinations in South America. The port city offers beautiful beaches, cultural attractions and traditional steakhouses. Montevideo is also a popular LGBTQ+ destination.

Tips / Other
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Packing Essentials for Hiking

When packing for a hike, whether it’s just for a day or an overnight, pack items that will help during and after. Hiking can be tedious and tiring or even uncomfortable for those not around nature as much. To bypass many of the things that can go wrong while hiking, it’s best to have a definitive list of hiking products that will help any situation. Hiking is a great activity to share with family or friends because it bonds people together through nature.

ATL Skypointe

Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.

Reviews / Hotel
Feb 22, 2019

Dream Hollywood Hotel

The urban chic hotel is the perfect medium between Hollywood hip and corporate cool. Dream Hollywood welcomes you upon arrival with an open glass entryway, showcasing a structured, organically lush lobby atmosphere filled with modern art and a lobby lounge bar that transforms for a morning cup of coffee or a post-work cocktail. Upon check-in with the extremely helpful and courteous staff, I made my way to the elevators and up to my room, enjoying the artwork on the way.

Products / Beauty
Feb 22, 2019

Natural Skincare Products from Odacite

Odacite offers luxurious, natural skincare products gentle for all types of skin. The California-based company blends result-driven French skincare with a California green living mentality.

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

Products / Travel
Feb 22, 2019

Modobag Rideable Luggage

Looking for a way to zoom through the airport while only looking slightly ridiculous? Check out the Modobag. This line of rideable luggage has been in development for two years, and they’re finally hitting the market this year. Practical, fast and only slightly goofy, these bags aim to change the way we travel.