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  • Hello everyone, and welcome back to Vagabrothers-

  • your go-to channel for travel tips, vlogs, and inspiration

  • here on YouTube.

  • I'm Alex. I'm Marko

  • And today we're answering one of the most frequent questions we get:

  • what are the most underrated travel destinations

  • that you need to visit right now?

  • To answer that question,

  • we'll be sharing not only our own opinion,

  • but those of the most trusted travel professionals in the industry.

  • Last September we spoke at TravelCon in Austin,

  • and we got a chance to interview some of the world's top

  • writers, vloggers, and guidebook editors

  • and ask them what they thought of the next up and coming destinations.

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  • And don't worry.

  • If you're wondering where you should travel next,

  • stay tuned.

  • These are the world's most underrated travel destinations.

  • First up: Oneika Raymond,

  • host of Big City Little Budget on the Travel Channel.

  • She recommends Bolivia.

  • I spent two and a half weeks traveling throughout the country.

  • I went to multiple cities,

  • and it is the most physically gorgeous country

  • that I have ever been to.

  • But a lot of people have barely ever heard of it.

  • So make sure you go to Bolivia,

  • and check out especially the salt flats

  • the Salar de Uyuni.

  • It'll blow your mind. So cool.

  • I haven't been to Bolivia yet, but I've seen images.

  • It looks like an incredible country.

  • We visited Ecuador and Peru,

  • both of which have sections of the Andes,

  • and a similar kind of cultural heritage,

  • but from what I've heard,

  • Bolivia is about to be one of the next big destinations,

  • and it's a place I'd really love to visit.

  • It's got the Death Road, which is crazy to bike down.

  • That's an adventure it can be in itself.

  • It's got the salt flats.

  • It's the last place where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid went to.

  • If you're into adventure, you wouldn't be the first,

  • but you're not going to be the last, either.

  • This is an up and coming destination,

  • and it's on our bucket list.

  • I think one of the most underrated destinations is probably Romania.

  • I think not enough people go there.

  • It's beautiful.

  • The people are cool. It's cheap.

  • There's a lot of history there, a lot of natural beauty.

  • People skip it, and you shouldn't.

  • Have you been to Romania?

  • I have not. Neither have I.

  • I'm a bit of a nature nerd.

  • I know that Romania is one of the greenest countries in Europe.

  • Over 50 percent of the country is still forested.

  • And it's one of the last places in Europe that still has brown bears.

  • I'd be down to get out there, do some backpacking.

  • I'd like to get into those..the mountains out there.

  • It looks beautiful.

  • Whether you're into hiking backpacking or travel backpacking,

  • it's good for you because Bucharest is one of the cheapest cities in Europe.

  • It's really affordable. If you want to go to Europe

  • and you're trying to stretch your dollar,

  • we've heard that is one of the best places to spend some time.

  • Russia is really different.

  • It's really surprising and I think there's a lot to offer

  • and a lot more to see that we don't typically see

  • in the media and in other forms of travel content.

  • I traveled to Russia ten years ago

  • on the Trans Siberian Railroad coming from

  • Beijing going through Siberia

  • stopping in Irkutsk and getting up to Moscow and Saint Petersburg

  • Overall, I really loved Russia.

  • It is a country that here in the United States you hear a lot of negativity about

  • in the press.

  • But politics aside, I actually found a lot of similarities

  • between Russia and the United States,.

  • specifically in Siberia.

  • It had kind of like a frontier culture that reminded me

  • a lot of Wyoming and the Western United States.

  • It's beautiful.

  • The Trans Siberian is a unique experience,

  • and the cities of Moscow and St Petersburg are beautiful,

  • especially Saint Petersburg.

  • It's a gorgeous city and

  • would love to go back, maybe not in the winter,

  • but then again, maybe that's the best way to see it at its heart.

  • Our next destination, Namibia, was recommended twice:

  • once by Kiersten Rich of @TheBlondeAbroad

  • and also by Jason Cochran,

  • editor of Frommer's Guide Books.

  • I've been based in South Africa for the last two years.

  • I would say a lot of African destinations,

  • but specifically Namibia,

  • it's just naturally stunning.

  • There's so much to see and do.

  • It's inexpensive. It's just amazing.

  • It's a fascinating place. There's almost no one in it.

  • It's the least densely populated country in Africa.

  • Half of it is desert, if not more than half.

  • I just think more people ought to be going.

  • But on the other hand, maybe I don't want them to go

  • because that would spoil the magic of how empty the place is.

  • I love Namibia.

  • I visited Namibia back in 2011,

  • and I can definitely vouch.

  • Namibia is one of the most unique places I've ever been in my life.

  • It's one of the most sparsely populated places on earth,

  • after Siberia, but what it's lacking in humans,

  • it more than makes up for in incredible wildlife.

  • It's just a very nice place.

  • You don't see elephants walking through

  • the middle of the desert very often.

  • If you do get an opportunity to make it to Namibia,

  • I highly recommend that you take it.

  • Adding in one of our own recommendations:

  • Uzbekistan.

  • Just went there.

  • Just published a series from the country,

  • and overall was a fascinating place, especially

  • if you're into history, architecture, and food.

  • Definitely an unique destination,

  • unlike anywhere I've ever been before.

  • I don't know.........

  • I think you visit Uzbekistan,

  • you're never going to forget that trip.

  • It's kind of "frontier-ish" in certain aspects,

  • but when you see these big, beautiful buildings,

  • mausoleums, mosques, and minarets

  • and you try the food and the friendly people,

  • it's just a place that will really imprint itself on you.

  • And it will be good for your Instagram, too.

  • Head out there.

  • And click this card

  • to see the full series on our YouTube channel.

  • Next up: travel vloggers Kara and Nate recommend Turkey.

  • I think that Turkey is super underrated and

  • not just Istanbul.

  • The entire country is so fascinating.

  • The people are amazing.

  • The food is so yummy.

  • The nature is so cool.

  • There's tons of history.

  • I love Turkey.

  • We visited Istanbul.

  • I know that Turkey is much more than that,

  • but it is a very fascinating city.

  • It's one of the coolest places I've ever visited.

  • There's something very unique about how cultures

  • have blended together there.

  • The Bosphorus

  • You're in Europe looking at Asia of vice/versus

  • and there's just layer upon layer of the history there.

  • The blend of cultures there is super cool .

  • One of the things I loved most about it was

  • walking down the street and having the feeling like.... wow...

  • this is like New York with the blend of cultures from all around the world,

  • but on the other side of the world and with a totally different blend of cultures.

  • And there's a lot of cool connections in this part of the world

  • that as a traveller you might find fascinating.

  • And the food, by the way, is delish,

  • and Turkish message in Hamam?

  • Ah feel good. I like it.

  • Next up; we have Dave and Deb from The Planet D.

  • Dave recommends a destination that we visited last year:

  • Sri Lanka.

  • A lot of people go to the beaches of India,

  • and all that kind of stuff,

  • but don't really give Sri Lank the time of day.

  • But it's really incredible.