You made it to Travel Outlandish! I’m Taylor. Here, you’ll find guides featuring alternatives to major tourist sites, wild places, and lesser-known destinations. Places that are uncrowded, authentic, and seriously awesome. Ready to travel differently?
Mellifluous chatter in the language of great poets. Hot nights hunched over tired tables at a salsa bar with at least 13 empty bottles of Aguila cluttering the surface. Fresh air from atop a mountain, a volcano even, that looks out across a city set deep in a valley. The feeling you’ll get when you’re lost in the wilderness, and the noise that has followed you your whole life suddenly goes quiet. And while ancient ruins may become commonplace with time, you’ll never forget the first time you see them and your feet sink into 600 years of history. Start your adventure in South America by choosing your destination below.
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NATIONAL PARK GUIDES
INTO THE WILD
Let’s go to the edges. To the tops of the world’s mountains and into the depths of its canyons. Wander tangled paths and venture along uneven trails. Don’t look down and don’t look back, either. Here are some of our top posts on trekking, hiking, and outdoor adventures.
TREKS IN SOUTH AMERICA
Walk amongst ancient Inca ruins or travel deep into the backcountry of Patagonia.
EPIC TREKS IN EUROPE
Wander into the Dolomites or experience true solitude in the Icelandic interior.
UTAH PARKS ROADTRIP
Experience Americana at it’s best on a trip through the wilds of Utah.
Here’s how to get into the backcountry of Torres del Paine on the O Circuit.
THE CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK
Why travel to the same places as everyone else when the world is full of incredible places just waiting to be explored? Take a peek at some of our favorite posts for alternative travel destinations.
The Other Galapagos
On Isla de la Plata, the blue-footed boobies and frigate birds fly free.
Alternatives to Machu Picchu
Want to experience Machu Picchu without all the crowds?
The Other Alps
High in the hills of Slovenia are the lesser-known, equally stunning Julian Alps.
The Bay Less Traveled
Experience the karsts of the Gulf of Tonkin in the quieter Bai Tu Long Bay.