24.07.2007 -17 °C
Rolf Potts posted this yesterday on Vagablogging:
If the beaten track is created for the tourist, the tourist herself creates an 'off the beaten track' to reassert her own autonomy and independence. Having discovered how attractive this toe dipped in freedom is to most people, the tourist industry has also gotten into the off-the-beaten-track business, usually more expensive and fundamentally more snobbish in its appeal for places where 'the rest of them' won't be.
Lucy R. Lippard, On the Beaten Track (1999)
With the tourism industry catching on to off-the-beaten track destinations, effectively destroying their “unbeaten” nature, the question for travellers becomes:
How do you find cool destinations that are really off the beaten track?