Sent to your inbox on March 2, 2018
Dear adventurous turtles,
How many times have you dreamt of stepping foot on unchartered territories? How often have you wished you were really experiencing something new, something unusual?
With Instagram driving crowds of travellers to the same hype destinations every year, it is becoming increasingly difficult to feel like an adventurer anywhere anymore.
Well, good news. We are not Instagram. And our extraordinary travellers are not afraid of stepping off the beaten paths. For your greatest pleasure (and ours!), they share their best-kept travel secrets and open the way to new adventures.
1 - Nisbet Plantation Beach Club - New Castle, St Kitts & Nevis by @Min
"Nisbet is one of the loveliest seaside hotels. If staying elsewhere, get lunch at their restaurant, Sea Breeze, have their signature cocktail and/or spend the day on the most heanvenly beach."
2 - Banana Islands - Sierra Leone by @maud
"Banana Island is paradise...no constructions, just wild nature. There's just a small hotel: independent bungalows with a private bathroom but don't expect luxury. Only a couple of hours of electricity per day. Quite expensive for the comfort you get but you will be far from the rest of the World."
3 - Bissagos Islands - Guinea-Bissau by @victordillard
"Relax on the edge of the Atlantic, on the beautiful Bijagos Islands (aka Bissagos Islands) outside of Guinea-Bissau. Choose from one of the 83 Islands!"
Are you a fearless traveller? Do you call yourself an explorer, more than a tourist? Then we want you on the app! Share your own treasures with the community and help us spread the love of travel a bit further!
4 - Grande Riviere - Trinidad & Tobago by @CamCam
"Grande Riviere is the perfect spot for turtle watching in Trinidad. The leatherback turtles arrive on the beach to lay their eggs at night and leave afterwards It's only in the mornings that the newly borns will hatch from their eggs and try to survive to predators to reach the water. "
5 - Virunga Mountains - Rwanda by @antrob
"Truly the most humbling wildlife experience I've had. Go trek with the gorillas in Virunga National Park. This guy fell out of the tree above us. Stayed at Virunga eco Lodge which was perfect."
6 - Svalbard and Jan Mayen by @Céline_
"Svalbard is a Norwegian Archipelago in the North Arctic. Beautiful landscape of snow peaks, glaciers, ice and polar bears. You can explore by boat trips, do hikes, and expeditions by snowmobile or dog sledging. You get daylight for 3 months of the year and for 3 other months no sun at all!"
7 - Jebel Barkal - Sudan by @UPG
"If Egyptian or Mayan pyramids are slightly too mainstream for you...then you should hop over to Sudan (which in this area is considered safe!) to visit some of the ones there. Jebel Barkal are magnificent and are in the most beautiful natural setting."
8 - Hardknott Pass - United Kingdom by @louis
"You’ve heard of route 66? Well Hardknott pass is its successor; drive on that road from Windermere to the Hardknott pass and enjoy the view, it will leave you breathless."
9 - Sao Vicente - Cape Verde by @Ma_Tiou
"Sao Vicente is the homeland of Césaria Evora, some of the World's best rhum and volcanic deserts that can be only explored in a 4x4."
Yes, our community is truly THAT amazing. For more incredible destinations and unusual places, download Live2Leave and follow our super-travellers on their adventures around the World.
Your turtle team.