Country Trips

A cup of tea, a good book, a picture-book cottage window rimmed with flowers, and the promise of a nice long walk—what’s not to like about country vacations? Sure, the theme parks, the cruise ships, the high-paced cities, the rugged adventures are all fun, but are they really that relaxing? Sometimes, even the most adventurous travelers need a rest, and nothing fits the bill like country holiday breaks. Living + Nomads’s editors and contributors have searched the world for the best rural retreats so vacationers can have the relaxing countryside refuge of their dreams.

Tapik Palawan — Tread on a paradise of Palawan island

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Boasting yellow sunshine, blue sea, white sand, lush green coconut trees, friendly neighbors and marvelous seafood, Tapik has everything to enchant you. Text and photos:...

8 recommended onsen (hot springs) you should visit when traveling in...

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One of the most exciting attractions of Oita Prefecture, the Hells of Beppu (Jigoku Meguri) attract visitors from all over Japan. But beware, these...

10 reasons why you should visit Slovenia

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It took two trains, a bus, and 13 hours for us to get from Vienna to Ljubljana, Slovenia. We could have done it faster,...

Switzerland itinerary 8 days — What to do & How to...

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Switzerland is said to be one of the most beautiful and picturesque countries you can’t miss while traveling in Europe. And there is also...

Ethiopia itinerary — 8 days in Ethiopia to explore its cultural...

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Ethiopia is truly a hidden gem waiting to be explored. In general, luxury travel is still quite new in Ethiopia, you may not find...

Taiwan itinerary 6 days — The itinerary of a trip to...

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How many days in Taiwan? It takes 6 days to get Taiwan is not much, but with the schedule to go Taipei - Hualien...

Bajau laut — Explore the life of the last sea nomads

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I am a photographer. For many years, I have traveled around the world and witnessed the existence of the "forgotten ones": those peoples who,...

Norway trip — Experience white nights Scandinavia in summer days

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During 12 days through the “Norwegian forest” with lush needle trees growing high up in the sky like enormous arrows of titans, we immerse...

Chiang Mai itinerary — 72 hours backpacking in Chiang Mai on...

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Chiang Mai is not only famous for its landscapes, unique cultural festival, but also is an ideal destination for watching Songkran water festival (New...

Pakistan travel blog — A journey to the roof of Pakistan

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Many tourists see Pakistan as an unsafe and isolated country held under oppressive religious laws. As I learned on a recent trip, however, this...