Beat the Crowds on These Up-and-Coming Travel Destinations

Cyclades, Greece
Cyclades, Greece. Photo by Dimitris Kiriakakis on Unsplash

Looking to dodge the tourist traps and discover some fresh and exciting travel spots? We’ve got the scoop on some up-and-coming destinations. So pack your bags, and let’s explore these lesser-known gems where you can wander more freely and soak in the local culture without bumping elbows with every other traveler. 

Budapest, Hungary

As Budapest celebrates its 150th anniversary, the city perfectly blends its historic charm with modern luxury. Budapest’s architecture—a mix of art nouveau, neoclassical, and baroque—is complemented by a burgeoning cultural scene. Highlights include the House of Music Hungary and a vibrant nightlife centered around the city’s unique ruin bars. 

Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana’s vibrant capital, is fast becoming a hotspot for cultural and culinary enthusiasts. With a lively food scene driven by the Ghana Food Movement, Accra embraces sustainability in its culinary practices. Beyond the food, Accra’s nightlife pulses with energy, offering everything from the dynamic Chale Wote Street Art Festival to the renowned AfroFuture music festival. 

Cyclades, Greece

The Cyclades are enjoying a surge in popularity, with new luxury accommodations and easier travel connections enhancing the appeal. Mykonos, Santorini, and their lesser-known neighbors like Paros and Milos are perfect for those seeking the quintessential Greek island experience without the crowds.