Off the Grid Traveling Where the Tourists Ain't

Let's get real about finding those corners of the world still untouched by the tourist swarm. Vegas used to be the gambler's secret until it wasn't just about the tables anymore. Now, I'm wondering where the next lowkey mecca is at.

Currently, I'm in some no-name town in Northern Argentina, chowing down on steaks that cost less than a pack of smokes and washing it down with wine so good yet so cheap, it's gotta be criminal. It's like I've cracked some sort of traveler's code, and I'm living the high life for pennies.

So what's the scoop? Where are you all ducking under the radar for that pure, unfiltered experience? Whether it's a bougie hotel hack or a random sleeper train that turned into a penthouse with views, I wanna hear about it.

Throw down your tales of the anti-tourist trail. Those dope spots only locals know about, the eats that are on the down-low, the stays that are hush-hush luxury for less.

Share your secret spots, folks. No influencer BS, just the good stuff. What's your hidden gem that's given you mad value without the mainstream crowd?

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You are a fricking tourist.You will never escape that.
    There is literally zero places that can be mentioned here because suddenly they're no longer tourist-free once your ass shows up.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This...these Real Traveler™ threads make me cringe.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not at all one of those people looking for an "authentic" experience, I'm more so someone looking to get good experiences by going the road less traveled or simply hearing about unconventional travel.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      ou're right, the "tourist" label is pretty much inescapable once you're a foreigner in a new place. But there's a spectrum, right? Like, take Vegas in the old days – it was a goldmine for non-gamblers precisely because everything was geared toward the gamblers. The buffets, the shows, all the glitz – it was subsidized by the casino money, which meant killer deals for anyone not there to hit the slots.

      Or look at Playa del Carmen. It used to be Cancun's quieter cousin, a place where you could soak up the sun without the Spring Break vibes. But then it blew up, became a hotspot, and now it's like a mini-America on the Mexican coast.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This...these Real Traveler™ threads make me cringe.

      fpbp

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This...these Real Traveler™ threads make me cringe.

      https://i.imgur.com/sj4b4JF.jpg

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      fpbp

      Why do people act like it is some grand challenge requiring special powers to visit an unremarkable but still appealing place where one can eat, drink, sleep and walk around? They are quite literally everywhere on the map; just buy a bus ticket going somewhere you haven't heard much of anything about. All this talk about "secret" or "undiscovered" places is merely a marketing campaign aimed specifically at bringing hordes of visitors who think that they are special for flocking to the up-and-coming spots they saw advertised in a magazine or touted on IG.
      Hilarious that OP is both afraid to name whatever random Argie town he ended up in, and doubly hilarious that he thinks Vegas was ever a hidden secret.

      https://i.imgur.com/EeibVT0.gif

      You have to get that authentic experience and live like the locals and don't even think you can just stay in a place for one night you need to stay for several nights longer than it would ever be worth or you aren't a real traveller

      have a nice day you cynical pieces of shit.
      Your snarky jaded persona doesn't make you cool, every real traveler yearns for authenticity rather than going to some played out tourist trap to buy overpriced souvenirs.
      They're out there, you just got lazy and complacent so now you shit on anyone looking for them.
      Crabs in the bucket, the lot of you

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        0/10

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like anywhere in south america will give you that experience

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely. Come to Jujuy, white man.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Actually thinking of going to Humahuaca in Jujuy next.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Jujuy is the best! I was there February past year and I was in the festival where they disinterr the Devil to sin and party. I got my dick sucked by 3 argentinian girls one day.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Finding spots without tourists is usually easy, but in my experience, not exactly rewarding. You just get a bus or a train to a town you've never heard of and check it out. Very easy to do in Mexico, it's just usually not a very beautiful experience. Sounds like you're in a great spot though and they're giving you fair prices.
    I like meeting other travelers though, I prefer to meet folks who are similar to me, the locals usually have some kind of sob story or give me that feeling that they expect or want something for me because of my skin color.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You write like the editor's column in an airline magazine.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      nailed it

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nha Trang Vietnam is quite nice now that Russians can't easily get there.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do people act like it is some grand challenge requiring special powers to visit an unremarkable but still appealing place where one can eat, drink, sleep and walk around? They are quite literally everywhere on the map; just buy a bus ticket going somewhere you haven't heard much of anything about. All this talk about "secret" or "undiscovered" places is merely a marketing campaign aimed specifically at bringing hordes of visitors who think that they are special for flocking to the up-and-coming spots they saw advertised in a magazine or touted on IG.
    Hilarious that OP is both afraid to name whatever random Argie town he ended up in, and doubly hilarious that he thinks Vegas was ever a hidden secret.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You have to get that authentic experience and live like the locals and don't even think you can just stay in a place for one night you need to stay for several nights longer than it would ever be worth or you aren't a real traveller

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Quads of credibility

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      have a nice day you cynical pieces of shit.
      Your snarky jaded persona doesn't make you cool, every real traveler yearns for authenticity rather than going to some played out tourist trap to buy overpriced souvenirs.
      They're out there, you just got lazy and complacent so now you shit on anyone looking for them.
      Crabs in the bucket, the lot of you

      >Your snarky jaded persona doesn't make you cool
      Dude, reread the OP post. That exact kind of "I'm the *cool* kind of traveller" persona he's putting on is exact why his ass is getting shit on itt

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP you're getting dragged through the fricking mud lol

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can just go to the tourist-heavy places when it's winter, I went to Rome in February and would just go to all the famous places without waiting in any lines so long as you get there before noon. Plus the locals are less grumpy then

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