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15 Amazing non-touristy Places to Discover each Country’s National Character


There’s no denying that the world’s most famous cities bedazzle the tourists with great impressions and unforgettable memories! Big city lights, awe-inspiring landmarks and tourist spots open you up for a whole new world of experience… Every country, however, leaves some stories untold and some of its secrets unrevealed. Once you step off the well-trodden path and wave the crowded capitals good bye, you will be amazed by the country’s backstage behind the sparkling façade. You will come face to face with traditions and customs of indigenous people, walk down a paved street in a small village, visit ancient monuments and modern landmarks alike.
Our Earthtraveling team encourages you to take this virtual tour with us and unravel these countries’ mysteries together!

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20 Reasons Why You Should Visit The Netherlands, My Homeland


I’m a travel photographer from the Netherlands. I used to get bored when I came home. Usually going to spectacular cities or sceneries, I couldn’t really appreciate the simple things in my own country.

The Netherlands is pretty basic. We do not have high mountains nor do we have high skyscrapers. Our land is totally flat, our buildings are not high and locals might think Dutch landscapes are quite boring to capture comparing to the scenery in other amazing countries. But there’s a lot to appreciate in the Netherlands. As any other country, we also have things that are unique. Think of windmills and our endless flower fields. I found ways to appreciate photography in my own country and tried to capture this beauty. These are 40 images I captured over a period of around 1 year.

I often get jealous messages on my Facebook about people that say they want to live in my country to make these beautiful photos. When I ask where are they from, it’s usually from countries like India or Myanmar. I am literally stunned. These places have so much incredible nature waiting to be captured. Especially as locals, these people have endless possibilities! That’s what I am trying to show here. Every country has unique places. Try to find your local beauty, go out, explore! [Continue reading]

11 Facts That Prove India Is Even Stranger Than You Think

Everything from the beautiful to the utterly bizarre. … [Continue reading]

This Photographer Proves Canada Can Be A Magical Place During The Winter

Stevin Tuchiwsky is a photographer based in Calgary, and has spent the last half-decade of his life traveling and telling the story of Canada’s great outdoors. His most recent photographs capture the stunning scenes of winter quietly settling in the … [Continue reading]

10 U.S. Towns With Incredible Christmas Celebrations

Like Christmas cards sprung to life, some of America's towns go all out for the holidays. From coast to coast, these communities go to great lengths to make the season bright by decking out their streets with twinkling lights by the thousands--or … [Continue reading]

Beautiful New York Landscapes During Winter

What's better than reveling in some of the most beautiful city scenery while the urban landscape transforms into something resembling a shaken snow-globe. … [Continue reading]

14 Most Beautiful Rivers in the World

From blood-red waters to banks lined with fairytale castles, these rivers all offer something special. … [Continue reading]

Experience the craggy beauty of Madagascar’s ‘stone forest’

There's no shortage of fascinating places in Madagascar, but one not to miss is the otherworldy terrain of Tsingy de Bemaraha on the western side of the island. … [Continue reading]

21 Gorgeous Sunrises You Should See In This Lifetime

Worth the early morning wake-up call. Sunsets get all the glory. But sunrises are just as beautiful, if not more — provided you, you know, actually wake up for them. Proof: Here are 21 insanely gorgeous sunrises around the world. Some are best seen … [Continue reading]

Ultimate Guide To Vacations In New Jersey

When it comes to vacations in the United States of America, there are hundreds of great destinations to choose from. Whatever kind of vacation you are looking for, each state can provide that and so much more. Whether it’s specialty cuisine or … [Continue reading]