7 Secret Destinations That Are Way Better Than the Tourist Traps

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Koh Mak, Thailand

Located close to the border with Cambodia, in Trat province, Koh Mak is most assuredly off the Thai tourist trail. Unlike the island beaches on Koh Phi Phi or Phuket, Koh Mak is much quieter and the typical Thai island lifestyle is still very much alive. There are a number of resorts and smaller hotels to stay at on the island, and restaurants scattered throughout. The perfect place to kick-back with a pineapple drink in hand and admire the view.



11 Great Hostels to Stay In

For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

11 Great Hostels in Europe to Stay In

If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

The 10 Most Historic Prisons

While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.