4 Incredible Places to Visit Before Word Gets Out
Republic Of Georgia
The word on Croatia may be out, but for a similar experience, look no further than the equally scenic and quaint Republic of Georgia. From the historic taverns of Tbilisi to the gorgeous Caucasian Mountains and the stunning Black Sea Coast, this former Soviet state is a friendly, slow-paced country with a burgeoning wine scene (with more than 500 types of indigenous grapes). Several luxury hotels are primed to open in the next few years, so go now before you can't get a reservation.
This French territory some call “the poor man’s St. Bart’s” is located just south of Antigua and is quite arguably the Caribbean’s best-kept secret. Expect gorgeous unspoiled beaches, jutting mountains, French-Creole cuisine and a taste of European culture at a fraction of the cost. The best part? Norwegian Air is now offering direct flights from Boston, New York and Baltimore
This off-the-beaten-path Swedish county is the up-and-coming hot spot for Nordic cuisine. The capital, Malmö, might remind you of Amsterdam, thanks to bustling nightlife, hipster cafés and bicycles galore. But the real reason to go is the restaurants, which range from the chic Bastard, known for its pork-centric menu, to the Michelin-starred Vollmers, which boasts a six-course Nordic tasting menu.
If you’re a history buff, you might remember Saint Helena as the remote island where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled. But what you might not know is that’s also commonly called the Galapagos of the south Atlantic thanks to marine biodiversity and stunning hiking trails. At the moment, the 47-square-mile island located halfway between Brazil and South Africa is accessible only by boat, but an international airport is scheduled to be completed this year and a four-star eco-friendly hotel is also in the works. Go now, before everybody else does.