While it’s nice to travel the world and see classic sites such as the Eiffel Tower, the Serengeti, or the Statue of Liberty, it can also be fun to visit lesser known spots. Especially if it means fewer crowds! Those staples that have been mentioned over and over again in guidebooks aren’t going anywhere. So why not take the road less traveled?

Some of the world’s best places to visit feature pristine beaches (Kenya), untouched forests (Canada), impressive architecture (Prague), and natural wonders (New Zealand).

From the Americas to Europe to Asia and around the globe, there is always somewhere new to discover.

So for your next escape, instead of gallivanting to that place you’ve heard a million people talk about, venture to one of these lesser known spots and discover unique experiences all your own.