Want to avoid overcrowded and overpriced destinations? These are the lesser known places that top our list for 2024.

If you’re a travel connoisseur, then you’re aware of the most popular travel destinations year round. Europe in the summer, specifically the trendy destination spots like Ibiza, Rome, Paris, St Tropez and Mykonos. Followed by Cabo, Tulum and St Barth’s in the winter.

If you’re like us, then you might have grown tired of these destinations due to the over crowding and high prices. No worries, Earth is a large place and there are plenty of new countries that are up and coming – check out of recommendations for 2024.

Antalya and Bodrum, Turkey

This is where the locals go but recently, both Antalya and Bodrum have been getting plenty of attentions from travellers, including the Brits. Comparable to Greece but with a touch more of middle eastern influence, you’ll find stunning beaches, affordable accommodations and fantastic food for a fraction of the cost.

Bodrum, Turkey

Recommended time to visit: April – September

Albania Riviera

The Albanian Rivieria is what Croatia was in 2016. Filled with tons of archeological sites, stunning beaches, resorts, national parks, Albania is the perfect summer destination for couples and families.

Recommended time to visit: April – September


Move over Dubai, it’s Oman’s time to shine. Just 4 hours by car or 1 hour by plane, you’ll arrive to Muscat, Oman. But – it’s not just the capital city you should be interested in, the entire country is a playground waiting to be discovered.

Visit Muscat for beautiful dining experiences and a touch of old world charm, Salalah for an abundance of nature and beaches, followed by Musandam Fjords (also known as the Norway of Arabia).

Recommended time to visit: October to April


Tired of the hectic crowds and party scenes you’ll find in Cancun, Tulum, Cabo and Punta Cana? Belize is your answer. Located right next to Mexico and Guatemala, Belize offers and serene and tranquil environment that many have been comparing to the Maldives.

Recommended time to visit: November to April

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are your alternative to the crazy summer destination in Europe.

Although there are many hidden gems waiting to be discovered, we find that most people forget that the Canary Islands are considered to be European even though they are located off the coast of Morocco. A collection of small islands, each one offers a beautiful experience, fantastic food and wine, not to mention the most stunning white, sandy beaches you’ll ever see.

Recommended time to visit: April to October

Cover photo: Ölüdeniz, Muğla, Türkiye by Cemgazi Yoldaş, Photos of Turkey by gokhan polat and Mehmet Belet on Unsplash, Photo of Sultan Qaboos Mosque (interior) by mostafa meraji on Unsplash, Photo of Muttrah, Muscat by Anfal Shamsudeen on Unsplash