Need to get away from it all—including other tourists? Shake up your next vacation with a trip to one of these secret spots that most of the world doesn't know about. We got the inside scoop on 10 hidden destinations from Joe Yogerst, one of the authors of National Geographic's Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems ($40). His picks will give even the most seasoned traveler new ideas.
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Best Hidden Destination Within The United States: North Dakota
"My newest 'find' is North Dakota, which I discovered last fall. Wide-open spaces, very few people, and lots of things to do, too, (like) Wild West towns and old Norwegian pioneer settlements, Roosevelt National Park and the northern Badlands, The Lewis and Clark Trail of forts and museums along the Missouri River. (Plus, there's a) surprisingly sophisticated food and bar scene in Bismarck."