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All things off the beaten path travel

This is your stop for stories and advice on how to experience off the beaten path travel around the globe. Travel author (Talking Tico), filmmaker, podcaster and photographer, Joe Baur, shares his experiences and expert advice on how to travel like a local from Rome to El Salvador complete with recommendations on language learning, books, movies and even podcasts. When he's not writing, he's the host of the Without A Path travel podcast and co-host of Beyond Borders. Have questions? Send an email. Otherwise, happy scrolling.



Warsaw Off The Beaten Path Guide

Costa Rica

While most of the country’s prime locations for travel have already been written about to death by travel guides, there are still a good number of destinations that you can visit without feeling the overbearing wrath of mass tourism, like February in Manuel Antonio National Park. In this off the beaten path travel guide to Costa Rica, we’ll be looking at the Orosi Valley, beach towns like Brasilito and Santa Teresa, underappreciated national parks, the capital city of San José, and the very place I called home for 10 months, Ciudad Colón. By the time you’re doing scrolling through, you’ll be on your way to planning your own off the beaten path trip for Costa Rica.

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Travel Books, Podcast & Off The Beaten Path Guides

Travel books by Joe Baur and travel guides that get you off the beaten path by featuring personal recommendations and experiences from around the world.