9 Secret Places You Won’t Find in the Guidebook

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Julia Campbell Agroforest, Pula, Philippines

Dedicated in honor of a fallen Peace Corps volunteer, the Julia Campbell Agroforest encompasses 40 hectares of an organic shade-grown coffee plantation that strictly prohibits any hunting within its boundaries. A serene spot in the mountains of the Cordillera region of Pula, the park is also home to a civet rehabilitation center where previously abused civets are allowed to roam free.

Civets, a small cat-like mammal native to Southeast Asia, are known as part producers of the rarest coffee in the world – Civet Coffee. After eating their fill of Arabica and Robusta cherries, the civets pass the beans through their digestive system unharmed, the beans are then collected, hopefully washed, and used to make coffee! If you ever wanted to try a cup, this is the place to do it.



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.