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Travelers Today       By    Staff Reporter

Updated: Nov 04, 2019 08:49 AM EST

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5 Underrated Tourist Sites

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From remote islands to unexplored deserts and jungles teeming with wildlife, this glorious planet is constantly at the ready with new unlisted destinations. It can be such a buzz to find a genuinely great destination or attraction that's not well known and loved. There's still much more that can be explored aside from the popular destinations.

These countries aren't always on the radar of the average traveler.

1. Tohoku, Japan

The Tohoku region of Japan is quite literally a breath of fresh air. It has jaw-dropping vistas, intriguing history going back centuries and beautiful cherry blossom trees. Tohoku is well-known for its countryside, mountains, lakes, hot springs, high quality rice and rough winters.

The Shimokita Peninsula is the axe-shaped peninsula generally known for its rugged scenery, wild landscape and harsh weather. Its main attraction is Osorezan ("Fear Mountain"), whose barren, steaming and sulfur-rich landscape resembles descriptions of Buddhist hell.

2. Bataan, Philippines

The first thing that will come to mind with Bataan is how it's played a big role during World War II. It is best known for its historical and cultural attractions.

If you're a mountain biker or hiker, you'll want to check out Mount Natib and Mount Mariveles which are ideal for adventure-seekers.

Get a glimpse of the grandeur of the restored Filipino-Spanish houses of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. The beautiful architecture around the resort was built to preserve and celebrate the Filipino-Spanish heritage.

3. Puglia, Italy

The southern region of Italy is the 'heel of the boot'. Puglia has a wonderfully distinct allure stemming from its rural landscape and patchwork past of Norman, Spanish, Greek, and Byzantine influences. The main entry points for most international visitors are Bari and Brindisi. 

If you're opting for the shorter visit, then concentrate on either having one base in the countryside or a small city (like Ostuni or Otranto) and doing a few day trips to beaches and surrounding towns.

Spend time in Bari, the capital of Puglia, to wander around its Old Town and soaking up the authentic atmosphere.

4. St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is the most blissed-out vacation spot: it's sunny 361 days of the year here.

Check any of the 30 craft breweries in town too. 7venth Sun is stocked with a healthy selection of local brews and Dunedin is Florida's oldest microbrewery. 

Swing by the Chihuly Collection on Central Avenue to witness mind-blowing glasswork. If you're looking for celebrity chefs, head to Michael Mina's Locale, an Italian food hall and marketplace (and its sister restaurant, FarmTable Cucina).

5. Salta, Argentina

Argentina's north-west is a meeting point for South America's indigenous communities. The region is famed for its spectacular scenery and richly colored landscapes, a haven for trekking, horseback riding, rafting, driving 4x4s and a plethora of other adventure activities.

Students here pay zero for public transportation, primary and secondary education, health care and medicine.

A stroll to the tranquil Plaza 9 de Julio is practically obligatory as it's the undisputed heart of the city. Enjoy traditional dances put on by Salteños of all ages as well as the colourful buildings and charming architecture which is French, Colonial and neo-gothic.

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