Off The Grid Destinations You Need To Visit In 2017

Adventurous travelers are already making plans to visit new and underexplored destinations in 2017. A strong dollar has enabled more people to leave the country and undertake a quest they would not have considered before.

Nowadays the world seems to be getting bigger – the age of the Internet and fewer travel restrictions has turned many new sites into hot spots. But there are still many locations you can visit before the word gets out.[slideshow:97766]

Popular cities such as Barcelona, Paris and London lack authenticity, which is something that is becoming more and more important for explorers. A Tourism and Travel Trends Report found that 26 percent of U.S. travelers enjoy visiting "rare and remote landscapes like Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands or the Arctic," and 54 percent said they would eventually like to try visiting such places.

Avoiding "tourist traps" is not an impossible task.

You can still surf world-class breaks without having to go to Hawaii; extreme safaris are not only available in South Africa; and Baroque architecture, fairytale villages, and white sand beaches with pristine water are found in lesser-known gems in Italy.

If you are interested in seeing as much of this magnificent planet as possible and you want to explore far-flung corners of the world, take a look at the following outstanding offbeat escapes.

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