These days it's never been easier to find recommendations for places to travel. As the world gets smaller and access to all four corners of the earth gets easier, the number of people willing to share their experiences is almost endless. Still, we feel as though there are some precious parts of the world that aren't getting the attention they truly deserve. Here are our top three underrated destinations.
Situated on the heel of Italy, Puglia is a coastal region that is home to picturesque towns unlike anywhere else in the country, or even the world. Featuring the architecturally and historically unique Trulli houses in Alberobello, unspoilt coastlines, and with its fair share of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Puglia is a region we'd recommend to anyone.
Bavaria is well-known for its hearty cuisine and the world-famous Oktoberfest, but we promise there's more to this South German region than lederhosen and sausages. From the stunning fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, to the bustling Bavarian capital, Munich, it's easy to forget you're in the same country that's home to the bright lights of Berlin. Fringed by the Alps to the south and thick fir tree forests covering much of the landscape, this is a side of Germany not to be missed.
With Barcelona topping one of Europe's most visited cities year after year, it's a definite must see but looking beyond the region's hot spot there's plenty more to discover. Once the region brought together some of the biggest names in 20th Century art, today there's no shortage of inspiration in the national parks and shorelines that cover this region, and we know you'll find some for yourself.
Here at Rail Discoveries, we don't just offer great recommendations, we also offer great holidays. If you're interested in making this Travel Resolution a reality and finding out more about a holiday to Puglia, Bavaria, Catalonia or another destination that takes your fancy, then we have the answer for you.