The summer is in full swing and everyone’s out there reveling in the freedom the season blesses us with. So, while most of you get excited about vacationing in Bali and traipsing around European cities, Tripoto has come up with an off-beat list of places to visit in summer . From active volcanoes to obscure crop circles, we’ve got you covered. Read on.
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1. Aogashima, Japan
Japan’s smallest village, Aogashima, is home to 170 people. This volcanic island is not the easiest to get to, but the natural saunas and unhindered walks that wait for you are worth the effort.
2. The Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia
Discovered less than a century ago, the Valley of Geysers lies within the Kronostkiy Wildlife Reserve in the Russian far east. A hotbed of volcanoes and natural springs, this region is also known as the land where fire meets ice and summer is quite relaxing in Kronostkiy.
3. Naadam Festival, Mongolia
Traditional Mongolian Music Performance (via)
The Naadam Festival or ‘eriin gurvan naadam’ translates to ‘the three games of men’. It is held all over Mongolia during Midsummer and is the best time to explore the colorful local culture and customs. There are lot of places to visit in Mongolia in summers.
Orkhon River, Mongolia (via)
4. The Antelope Poppy Reserve in California
Located in the western Mojave Desert, the reserve has 11 kms of trails running through its entirety surrounded by a sea of poppies. Visit for some of the best summer views ever!
A perfect merging of the desert and the sea, Tunisia is supposed to be the next big thing in tourism. Visit before it’s hit by droves of camera-toting, guide-following tourists. From deserted movie sets to Mediterranean beaches, the country has everything it takes to keep you anchored longer than you planned.
Greenland doesn’t really show up on most travel lists because of its non-committal weather and lack of infrastructure, but therein lies most of its allure. The world’s largest island is famous for its friendly locals and some breathtaking, natural vistas that’ll make you want to set up summer camp forever.
7. Trotternish, Scotland
Scotland is arguably one of the prettiest places on the planet, and come summer it transforms into an appetizing assortment of grasslands and beaches. Old Man of Storr is a hill on the pristine Isle of Skye that actually resembles a human face. Surrounded by sweeping grasslands and trails, this is as a good as any spot to while away the summers in or best places to visit.
8. Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum, in southern Jordan, is famous for its rock and desert landscape, but somewhere in this region lies a collection of fascinating organic farms in stark contrast with the yellow of the desert. These crop circles are part of the Rum Farm – Jordan’s largest mixed farm - an initiative by the locals to promote agriculture in the region.
9. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
This one’s for beach bums and ocean lovers. Punta Cana, in eastern Dominican Republic, is home to some of the most bespoke beaches on the western Atlantic coast. If you are in Brazil for the world cup, you can scoot over and unwind after all the football hysteria.
10. Possagno, Italy
Probably the most intriguing addition to this list, Possagno, in Veneto, Italy, is famed 18th-century sculptor, Antonio Canova’s hometown. It is famous amongst design lovers because of the giant Canovan temple that was designed by the sculptor himself. This can be on your list of places to visit in Summers.