When deciding where to take their next holiday most people tend to follow the suggestions of their travel agent or friends and go on their own less expensive version of the celebrities latest and most popular destinations. While this is all well and good, sometimes it is nice to try something a bit different that will give you a lasting experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. To help you with this we have put together our 5 favourite and most underrated holiday ideas that are well worth your consideration!
#1 – The Countryside of China
China is enjoying massive publicity these days with its incredible economic growth and rising prosperity. As a result, many holiday makers are going there to experience its unique culture, cuisine and attractions. The vast majority of these holiday makers will visit the main cities – like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou – and the most popular holiday resorts. However, the countryside of China offers an equally attractive and massively underrated experience with its own rich history, more simple way of life and unique features such as seeing tea leaves being grown and harvested and wild bears.
#2 – Enjoy A Picturesque Cruise
Enjoying several days of cruising a long a picturesque river can be one of the most rewarding experiences for anyone to have. Seeing the world go by from the luxurious surroundings of a beautiful ship gives a unique vantage point to take in the splendour of any destination. Whether it is the Rhine, the Danube or any other mouthwatering cruising destination, you can be sure that a picturesque river cruise will be one of the greatest times of your life.
#3 – Spend Several Days In The Scottish Highlands
When many people think of the Scottish highlands they automatically conjure up thoughts of the freezing cold with virtually nothing and no-one apart from the great outdoors anywhere in sight. That, in fact, is one of its greatest attractions. Simply put, while underrated by many, a few days in the Highlands of Scotland will do wonders for your soul and give you many amazing memories.
#4 – A Few Days In Some Of The Smaller US Cities
This holiday is both overlooked and underrated by many but will give you an amazing experience if you decide to pursue it. While masses of tourists flock to Disneyland, New York and California, it is well worth while spending a few days to get to see some of the many different sides of America. A few days in some of the smaller US cities such as Baltimore (where the hit show ‘The Wire’ was set) or Atlanta can really open your eyes to the America beyond Hollywood and holiday broachers.
#5 – Iran
Iran may have a bit of a bad reputation in the West, however, it is an amazing place to spend a few days. Tehran the capital of Iran, With far higher living standards that many would believe alongside delicious food and an amazing cafe culture lifestyle is certainly an underrated destination. Just make sure not to go at times when the political environment is too heated.