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'''Off the beaten path''' is a showcase article about a lesser-known or unusual travel destination, selected monthly by Wikitravel's users.  See [[Previous Destinations of the month]] for better-known destinations, and [[Wikitravel:Destination_of_the_Month_candidates#Nominations_for_Off_the_Beaten_Path|Wikitravel:Destination of the Month candidates]] to nominate and discuss future "Off the beaten path" destinations.
 
'''Off the beaten path''' is a showcase article about a lesser-known or unusual travel destination, selected monthly by Wikitravel's users.  See [[Previous Destinations of the month]] for better-known destinations, and [[Wikitravel:Destination_of_the_Month_candidates#Nominations_for_Off_the_Beaten_Path|Wikitravel:Destination of the Month candidates]] to nominate and discuss future "Off the beaten path" destinations.
  
Previously featured destinations were:
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==2017==
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{| border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
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|-
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! January
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! February
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! March
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Napier Banner.jpg|thumb|[[Napier]], [[New Zealand]]]]
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| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Jericoacoara Banner.jpg|thumb|[[Jericoacoara]], [[Brazil]]]]
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| valign="top" align="center" |
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|-
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|}
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==2016==
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{| border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
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|-
 +
! January
 +
! February
 +
! March
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Mont Saint-MichelBanner .jpg|thumb|[[Mont Saint Michel]], [[France]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Sintra Banner.jpg|thumb|[[Sintra]], [[Portugal]]]]
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| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Huangshan Banner.jpg|thumb|[[Huangshan]], [[China]]]]
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|-
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! April
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! May
 +
! June
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Huangshan Banner.jpg|thumb|[[Huangshan]], [[China]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Canaima National Park banner.jpg|thumb|[[Canaima National Park]], [[Venezuela]]]]
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| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Canaima National Park banner.jpg|thumb|[[Canaima National Park]], [[Venezuela]]]]
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|-
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! July
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! August
 +
! September
 +
|-
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| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Canaima National Park banner.jpg|thumb|[[Canaima National Park]], [[Venezuela]]]]
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| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Okinawa Banner.jpeg|thumb|[[Okinawa]], [[Japan]]]]
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| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Toulouse Banner.jpg|thumb|[[Toulouse]], [[France]]]]
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|-
 +
! October
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! November
 +
! December
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:UBPanaromaSmall.jpg|thumb|[[Ulaanbaatar]], [[Mongolia]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Tallinn Banner.jpg|thumb| [[Tallinn]], [[Estonia]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:San Miguel de Allende Banner.jpg|thumb| [[San Miguel de Allende]], [[Mexico]]]] 
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|}
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==2015==
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{| border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
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|-
 +
! January !! February !! March
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Varadero Beach.jpg|thumb|[[Varadero]], [[Cuba]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:OTBP Mount Hua.jpg|thumb|[[Huashan National Park|Mount Hua]], [[China]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Avignon OTBP.jpg|thumb|[[Avignon]]]]
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|-
 +
! April !! May !! June
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Carmel OTBP.jpg|thumb|[[Carmel]], [[California]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Royal Natal National Park OTBP.jpg|thumb|[[Royal Natal National Park]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Great Ocean Road OTBP.jpg|thumb|[[Great Ocean Road]]]]
 +
|-
 +
! July !! August !! September
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:San Miguel de Allende DOTM.jpg|thumb|[[San Miguel de Allende]], [[Mexico]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Halmstad August OTBP.jpg|thumb|[[Halmstad]], [[Sweden]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Cenote OTBP.jpg|thumb|[[Valladolid (Mexico)|Valladolid]], [[Mexico]]]]
 +
|-
 +
! November !! December !! December Part. 2
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Zermatt OTBP.jpg|thumb|[[Zermatt]], [[Switzerland]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Heidelberg schloss.jpg|thumb|[[Heidelberg]], [[Germany]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Oulu OTBP.jpg|thumb|[[Oulu]], [[Finland]]]]
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|}
 +
 
 +
==2014==
 +
{| border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
 +
|-
 +
! January !! February !! March
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Eastern Serengeti 2012 05 31 2936 (7522623362).jpg|thumb|[[Serengeti National Park]], [[Tanzania]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:SaltoAngel6.jpg|thumb|[[Canaima National Park]], [[Venezuela]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Moai.jpg|thumb|[[Easter Island]]]]
 +
 
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|-
 +
! April !! May !! June
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Solvang mill.jpg|thumb|[[Solvang]], [[USA]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Nahuel huapi lake Argentina.jpg|thumb|[[San Carlos de Bariloche]], [[Argentina]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:PortlandHeadLight.jpg|thumb| [[Portland (Maine)]], [[USA]]]]
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
! Jul !! Aug !! Sept
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Boiled Maine Lobster.jpg|thumb| [[Portland (Maine)]], [[USA]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Faulensee.JPG|thumb| [[Spiez]], [[Switzerland]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:20100727 Nikko Tosho-gu Yomeimon 5934.jpg|thumb|[[Nikko]], [[Japan]]]]
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
! Oct !! Nov !! Dec
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Meteora.jpg|thumb| [[Meteora]], [[Greece]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:San Sebastian.JPG|thumb| [[San Sebastian]], [[Spain]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Verbier, Switzerland, in 2011.jpg|thumb|[[Verbier]], [[Switzerland]]]]
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==2013==
 +
{| border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
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|-
 +
! January !! February !! March
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Trayambakeshwar.JPG|thumb|[[Rishikesh]], [[India]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Image-0849 pilar ebro 2004.png|thumb|200px|[[Zaragoza]], [[Spain]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Cadlao2.jpg|thumb|200px|[[El Nido]], [[ Philippines]]]]
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
! April !! May !! June
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Umijigoku.jpg| thumb| [[Beppu]], [[Japan]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Views from the Chapel.jpg|thumb|250px| [[Sedona]], [[USA]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:StAugustineLighthouseFL.jpg|thumb|150px| [[St. Augustine]], [[USA]]]]
 +
|-
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
! July !! August !! September
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Alberobello.jpg| thumb| [[Alberobello]], [[Italy]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Długie Pobrzeże in Gdańsk (Motława).jpg|thumb|[[Gdańsk]], [[Poland]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Burlington Breakwater North Light - Burlington VT.jpg|thumb|[[Burlington (Vermont)]], [[USA]]]]
 +
|-
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
! October !! November !! December
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Cruises in Halong Bay.jpeg| thumb| [[Ha Long Bay]], [[Vietnam]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Piles of Salt Salar de Uyuni Bolivia Luca Galuzzi 2006 a.jpg|thumb| [[Salar de Uyuni]], [[Bolivia]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" |  [[File:Saba School of Medicine.jpg|thumb| [[Saba]], [[ Caribbean]]]]
 +
|-
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==2012==
 +
{| border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
 +
|-
 +
! October !! November !! December
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:ABQ_Balloon_Fiesta.jpg|thumb|[[Albuquerque]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[File:Gunung Slamet dari Kr Salam.jpg|thumb|[[Purwokerto]], [[Indonesia|Indonesia]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[File:Chefchaouen overview.jpg|thumb|[[Chefchaouen]], [[Marocco]]]]
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
! July !! August !! September
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:5088-canyonlands-green-river-canyons RJ.jpg|thumb|[[Canyonlands National Park]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:Nevyansk-tower.jpg|thumb|[[Nevyansk]], [[Russia|Russia]]]]
 +
| valign="top" |
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
! April !! May !! June
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:EindhovenLightTower.jpg|thumb|[[Eindhoven]], [[Netherlands]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:Voskresensky Sobor.jpg|thumb|[[Staraya Russa]], [[Russia]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Birkholm.jpg|thumb|[[Sydfynske Øhav]], [[Denmark]]]]
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
! January !! February !! March
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Kuta_Lombok_View_from_hill_near_Pantai_Seger.JPG|thumb|[[Kuta (Lombok)]], [[Indonesia]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Thistle cove.jpg|thumb|[[Cape Le Grand National Park]], [[Western Australia]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Komaruyama Park in Nanao.JPG|thumb|[[Nanao (Japan)|Nanao]], [[Japan]]]]
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==2011==
 +
 
 +
 
 +
{| border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
 +
|-
 +
! October !! November !! December
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Square_Books.jpg|thumb|[[Oxford (Mississippi)|Oxford]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Pyin U Lwin Myanmar.jpg|thumb|[[Pyin U Lwin]], [[Myanmar]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Sangu river.jpg|thumb|[[Bandarban]], [[Bangladesh]]]]
 +
|-
 +
! July !! August !! September
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Menzies_town_hall.jpg|thumb|[[Menzies]], [[Australia]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:NewOrleansSteamboatHouses.jpg|thumb|[[New Orleans/Lower 9th Ward|Lower 9th Ward]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Tongren-chedi.jpg|thumb|[[Tongren]], [[China]]]]
 +
|-
 +
! April !! May !! June
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:Jeju Hallasan.jpg|thumb|none|150px|[[Jeju]], [[South Korea]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Khabarovsk in ice.jpg|thumb|[[Khabarovsk]], [[Russia]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Wakkanai_overview4-1.jpg|thumb|[[Wakkanai]], [[Japan]]]]
 +
|-
 +
! January !! February !! March
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Cafe-Yaxha.jpg|thumb|[[Flores (Guatemala)|Flores]], [[Guatemala]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Pensacola-Old-Christ-Church.jpg|thumb|[[Pensacola]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:Feather falls.jpg|thumb|none|100px|[[Oroville (California)|Oroville]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 
==2010==
 
==2010==
 
{| border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
 
{| border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
 +
|-
 +
! October !! November !! December
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Blue sky Mirrima NP.jpg|thumb|[[Kununurra]], [[Australia]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:Jim jim falls.jpg|thumb|[[Kakadu National Park]], [[Australia]]]]
 +
| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:PetrifiedLog.jpg|thumb|none|125px|[[Petrified Forest National Park]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 +
|-
 +
! July !! August !! September
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:SkiJumpFalunJake73.jpg|thumb|[[Falun]], [[Sweden]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:DSC00326 copy.JPG|thumb|[[Hilversum]], [[Netherlands]]]]
 +
| valign="top" | [[Image:VenangoCourthouse.JPG|thumb|[[Franklin (Venango County)|Franklin]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
! April !! May !! June
 
! April !! May !! June
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| valign="top" | [[Image:Kilkenny Castle Fountain.jpg|none|thumb|[[Kilkenny]], [[Ireland]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Kilkenny Castle Fountain.jpg|none|thumb|[[Kilkenny]], [[Ireland]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:MaeSalong_PrincessMotherHall.JPG|thumb|[[Mae Salong]], [[Thailand]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:MaeSalong_PrincessMotherHall.JPG|thumb|[[Mae Salong]], [[Thailand]]]]
| valign="top" | [[Image:Big_Bend_National_Tree.jpg|thumb|[[Big Bend National Park]], [[United States]]]]
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| valign="top" | [[Image:Big_Bend_National_Tree.jpg|thumb|[[Big Bend National Park]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
! July !! August !! September !!
 
! July !! August !! September !!
 
|-
 
|-
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Museum 104.jpg|thumb|[[Odense]], [[Denmark]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Museum 104.jpg|thumb|[[Odense]], [[Denmark]]]]
| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:Mount Lincoln and Vineyards in Palisade, Colorado.jpg|thumb|none|139px|[[Colorado's Wine Country]], [[United States]]]]
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| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:Mount Lincoln and Vineyards in Palisade, Colorado.jpg|thumb|none|139px|[[Colorado's Wine Country]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:IMG 6590.jpg|thumb|none|105px|[[Spring Green]], [[United States]]]]
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| valign="top" align="center" | [[Image:IMG 6590.jpg|thumb|none|105px|[[Spring Green]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
! April !! May !! June !!
 
! April !! May !! June !!
 
|-
 
|-
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Bird_Rock.jpg|thumb|[[Tywyn]], [[United Kingdom]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Bird_Rock.jpg|thumb|[[Tywyn]], [[United Kingdom]]]]
| valign="top" | [[Image:James Dalton Highway.jpg|thumb|[[Dalton Highway]], [[United States]]]]
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| valign="top" | [[Image:James Dalton Highway.jpg|thumb|[[Dalton Highway]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Jargalant Mountain2.JPG|thumb|[[Hovd]], [[Mongolia]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Jargalant Mountain2.JPG|thumb|[[Hovd]], [[Mongolia]]]]
 
|-
 
|-
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|-
 
|-
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Smi_kidscart.jpg|thumb|[[Saint Martins Island]], [[Bangladesh]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Smi_kidscart.jpg|thumb|[[Saint Martins Island]], [[Bangladesh]]]]
| valign="top" | [[Image:Wake_Island.jpg|thumb|[[Wake Island]], [[United States]]]]
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| valign="top" | [[Image:Wake_Island.jpg|thumb|[[Wake Island]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:PerdanaPutra_Overview.JPG|thumb|[[Putrajaya]], [[Malaysia]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:PerdanaPutra_Overview.JPG|thumb|[[Putrajaya]], [[Malaysia]]]]
 
|}
 
|}
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|-
 
|-
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Dharamsala View.JPG|thumb|[[Dharamsala]], [[India]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Dharamsala View.JPG|thumb|[[Dharamsala]], [[India]]]]
| valign="top" | [[Image:National park mesa verde 1.jpg|thumb|[[Mesa Verde National Park]], [[United States]]]]
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| valign="top" | [[Image:National park mesa verde 1.jpg|thumb|[[Mesa Verde National Park]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:JakarDzong.jpg|thumb|[[Jakar]], [[Bhutan]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:JakarDzong.jpg|thumb|[[Jakar]], [[Bhutan]]]]
 
|-
 
|-
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| valign="top" | [[Image:JSA ConferenceRooms.JPG|thumb|[[Panmunjeom]], [[Korea]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:JSA ConferenceRooms.JPG|thumb|[[Panmunjeom]], [[Korea]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:HoiAn_Shop_Lanterns.JPG|thumb|[[Hoi An]], [[Vietnam]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:HoiAn_Shop_Lanterns.JPG|thumb|[[Hoi An]], [[Vietnam]]]]
| valign="top" | [[Image:CadillacRanch.JPG|thumb|[[Route 66]], [[United States of America]]]]
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| valign="top" | [[Image:CadillacRanch.JPG|thumb|[[Route 66]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 
|}
 
|}
  
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! July !! August !! September
 
! July !! August !! September
 
|-
 
|-
| valign="top" | [[Image:01-denali-from-reflection-pond.jpg|thumb|[[Denali National Park]], [[Alaska]], [[USA]]]]
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| valign="top" | [[Image:01-denali-from-reflection-pond.jpg|thumb|[[Denali National Park]], [[Alaska]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:skaha_lake_penticton.jpg|thumb|[[Penticton]], [[British Columbia]], [[Canada]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:skaha_lake_penticton.jpg|thumb|[[Penticton]], [[British Columbia]], [[Canada]]]]
 
| valign="top" |[[Image:Elephants CrossingRiver.JPG|thumb|[[South Luangwa National Park]], [[Zambia]] ]]
 
| valign="top" |[[Image:Elephants CrossingRiver.JPG|thumb|[[South Luangwa National Park]], [[Zambia]] ]]
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| valign="top" |  
 
| valign="top" |  
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Glacier Mountains.JPG|thumb|[[Svalbard]], [[Norway]]]]
 
| valign="top" | [[Image:Glacier Mountains.JPG|thumb|[[Svalbard]], [[Norway]]]]
| valign="top" | [[Image:IsleRoyaleLakesideCamp.jpg|thumb|[[Isle Royale National Park | Isle Royale]], [[Michigan]], [[USA]]]]
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| valign="top" | [[Image:IsleRoyaleLakesideCamp.jpg|thumb|[[Isle Royale National Park | Isle Royale]], [[Michigan]], [[United States of America|United States]]]]
 
|}
 
|}
  
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* '''November 2005:''' [[Falkland Islands]]
 
* '''November 2005:''' [[Falkland Islands]]
 
* '''September 2004:''' [[Perhentian Islands]], [[Malaysia]]
 
* '''September 2004:''' [[Perhentian Islands]], [[Malaysia]]
* '''August 2004:''' [[Black Rock City]], [[Nevada]], [[United States]]
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* '''August 2004:''' [[Black Rock City]], [[Nevada]], [[United States of America|United States]]
  
  
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[[fr:Wikitravel:Hors des sentiers battus]]
 
[[fr:Wikitravel:Hors des sentiers battus]]
 
[[it:Wikitravel:Fuori dal sentiero battuto/Archivio]]
 
[[it:Wikitravel:Fuori dal sentiero battuto/Archivio]]
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[[pt:Wikitravel:Destinos Extravagantes]]

Latest revision as of 11:53, 15 February 2017




Off the beaten path is a showcase article about a lesser-known or unusual travel destination, selected monthly by Wikitravel's users. See Previous Destinations of the month for better-known destinations, and Wikitravel:Destination of the Month candidates to nominate and discuss future "Off the beaten path" destinations.

Previously featured destinations were:

2017

January February March

2016

January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December

2015

January February March
April May June
July August September
November December December Part. 2

2014

January February March
April May June
Jul Aug Sept
Oct Nov Dec

2013

January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December

2012

October November December
July August September
April May June
January February March

2011

October November December
July August September
April May June
January February March

2010

October November December
July August September
April May June
January February March

2009

October November December
July August September
April May June
January February March

2008

October November December
July August September
April May June
January February March

2007

October November December
July August September
April May June
January February March

2006

October November December
July August September
May June

Honorary

A few previous Destinations of the month might have been chosen for "Off the beaten path" instead, if the feature had existed at the time: