12 cool places you've never heard of You're gonna need a bigger bucket list. These 12 undiscovered destinations are off the grid and out of this world, and we're pretty sure you haven't visited any of them yet. Budget Travel Thursday, Sep 22, 2011, 7:00 PM An aerial view of Australia's beautiful Lord Howe Island, a two-hour flight from Sydney. (R. Ian Lloyd) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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12 cool places you've never heard of

You're gonna need a bigger bucket list. These 12 undiscovered destinations are off the grid and out of this world, and we're pretty sure you haven't visited any of them yet.

  • Lord Howe Island
  • Lord Howe Islands
  • Lord Howe Island
  • Saint-Sauvant
  • Lanai
  • Sucre
  • Tusheti
  • Senegal
  • Verduno
  • Eastern Antioquia
  • Doe Bay
  • Wuppertal
  • Namje
  • Buffalo

An aerial view of Australia's beautiful Lord Howe Island, a two-hour flight from Sydney.

(R. Ian Lloyd)

Lord Howe's native kentia palms, with views of two volcanic mountains: Mount Gower and Mount Lidgbird.

(Tom Till/ Getty Images)

Thompsons General Store on Australia's Lord Howe Island.

(Ashley Whitworth/ Alamy)

The 12th-century Romanesque Saint-Sylvain Church, in Saint-Sauvant, France.

(Courtesy Jack Ma/Wikimedia Commons)

The lunar landscape of Keahiakawelo, Lanai, where thousands of years of wind erosion has created incredible spires and towers.

(Maryellen McGrath/ Landov)

A vegetable stall at the central market in Sucre, Bolivia.

(Jerome Lorieau)

The ancient village of Dartio in Georgia's Tusheti region.

(Courtesy Wild Frontiers)

Cormorants in Senegal's Iles de la Madeleine National Park, a pair of spiky uninhabited outcroppings 2.5 miles off the coast of Dakar.

(TJ Haslam/ Flickr)

The dining room in Castello di Verduno, in Italy's Piedmont Region, where guests can sample Barolo from the castle's cellars.

(Andrea Wyner)

The stonework kitchen at Queareparaenamorarte, a traditional restaurant along the Vuelta al Orienta, a looping day-long drive in Colombia's Eastern Antioquia region.

(Mauricio Granados)

Doe Bay, on Washington State's Orcas Island, which has an unassuming resort of the same name.

(Cameron Zegers Photography)

South Africa's wild Cederberg Mountains, which surround the picturesque town of Wuppertal, four hours north of Cape Town.

(Awie Badenhorst/ Alamy)

The remote Himalayan village of Namje in Nepal, accessible only by footpath.

(Courtesy Stephanie Odegard)

Devils Leap in Wyoming's Bighorn Basin, sitting in the backyard of outdoor-friendly town of Buffalo.

(Iconotec/ Alamy)
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