Go Backpacking is dedicated to encouraging people to travel abroad, independently, though a mix of practical advice and inspiring imagery. They have an insider's knowledge about where you and your rucksack can travel: "Countries such as England, Egypt and Australia are perennial favorites among international travelers for good reason, however chances are you already know what to expect, from the food to the attractions. Instead of following decades-old tourism trends, try striking out on your own to a lesser-known region.

"The Balkans in Eastern Europe, and Colombia in South America are two geographically beautiful, culturally rich options. In both instances, the security situations have improved enough in recent years to encourage visitors, yet tourists have yet to catch up with this present-day reality. And the nation of Rwanda is undergoing a renaissance of development as the politics and people progress beyond the 1994 genocide. It is now one of the safest, cleanest countries in Eastern Africa.

"When choosing your next travel destination, challenge yourself to take one large step outside your comfort zone. New worlds are waiting to be discovered"

"If you're looking for a visit to Atlanta that is a little off the beaten path, head to Oakland Cemetery and learn a bit about Atlanta's rich history"

If - however - you are looking to travel around the wonder that is America, then you could be in for a little-known treat; Sue Rodman writes a local Atlanta blog about things to do in Atlanta and the southeast for families. Her blog Field Trips with Sue won the Nickelodeon Parents Pick Award for best local blog and is featured twice a month on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta. Sue is the mother of three boys and resides within the city of Atlanta.

She suggests: "If you're looking for a visit to Atlanta that is a little off the beaten path, head to Oakland Cemetery and learn a bit about Atlanta's rich history. Oakland is a garden cemetery meant for the living, as well as the departed. Weekly historic walking tours tell about Atlanta's past through tales of the cemetery's "residents". Tour topics cover the Civil War, civil rights, Atlanta's Jewish Community and more. When you're done, head across the street to Six Feet Under for a great meal.

"Atlanta has some wonderful theatre companies. If you're thinking more on the quirky side and you're here the last Saturday of the month, head down Ponce de Leon Ave. toward East Atlanta and the historic (and supposedly haunted) Plaza Theatre for the Silver Scream Spook show. It's a campy live variety show that includes a burlesque followed by a vintage horror film. When you're done, head back toward the city and stop by Krispy Kreme to watch them make the delicious glazed treats. There's nothing like a Krispy Kreme hot off the conveyor belt. "


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