Daniel Noll & Audrey Scott

Can we broaden our view...even within a country?
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We continue our #overtourism series this week by sharing some ways travelers can help combat this problem while also having better travel experiences themselves.
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Tip #3: Visit secondary cities and regions. .
We understand the draw of wanting to visit popular destinations, marquee cities, and iconic regions. As you plan and move about, consider the less well-known or “secondary” cities and regions in or near the destination you have in mind. These may offer you a similar experience — and sometimes even a more genuine and local one — compared to the marquee destination, but with fewer crowds and often at a lower cost.
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For example, Tuscany and the Val D'Orcia typically steal much of the limelight in the region — and for good reason, we admit. (We were married there nearly 18 years ago.) However, consider the Tuscan sub-region of Maremma. The area is less well known on the tourist trail (we learned of it thanks to a blogger living in Florence), but it features some incredibly beautiful hill towns like Pitigliano (pictured here). .
So which secondary city or region in a popular country are you curious about or have considered, but you haven’t yet taken the leap? What's keeping you? Let’s talk it out.
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Bonus: if we've been there, we'll offer some ideas and advice.
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#italy #tuscany #thisissustainable #sustainabletourism #maremma #pitigliano

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@jv_nick

Spettacolare. Troppo bella.

@uncornered_market

@giapokitchen Awesome! It’s a beautiful place!

@giapokitchen

my brother lives here <3

@uncornered_market

@diaitan Thank you! Glad you’re enjoying this series. There’s a few more tips left so keep checking in each day. 🙏

@diaitan

Loving these tips!! Awesome simple and practical advice. Just discovered your profile 💜

@uncornered_market

@sutapa_chat123 I’ve never heard of Guwahati, but am now really intrigued by this indigenous area. Food does sound delicious!

@uncornered_market

@wildabouttravel Agree! Was such a surprise (actually, whole Maremma area was). Really fascinating Jewish history there as well going back to 16th century.

@wildabouttravel

It's such a charming town!

@sutapa_chat123

Guwahati = Gauhati. Names keep changing in India mostly because people want to be free of the colonial past..

@sutapa_chat123

Would like to visit Guwahati in Assam and surrounding region. Despite being the rainiest place on earth, it is beautiful. Some of the best indigenous food comes from the Assam/Nagaland region. They hollow out bamboo shoots and cook pork or chicken in the hollowed shoots. Yum!

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