7 Places to Escape the Tourist Crowds ...

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When youโ€™ve been saving hard for and looking forward to your vacation for a long time, and if peace and quiet is high is on your agenda, youโ€™ll be looking for places to escape the tourist crowds.

Our world is huge and fantastic and you donโ€™t have to be one of the herd heading for the major and most well known attractions.

There are amazing sights and experiences to be had all over โ€“ just like in these places to escape the tourist crowds.

1. Laurentians, Quebec

Laurentians, Quebec

There are times when every traveler wants to find places to escape the tourist crowds and such a place is Laurentian Mountains region in Quebec.

Itโ€™s a region with three distinct areas to discover and explore: Upper Laurentian has a mountain vista with countless rivers and lakes.

Itโ€™s where you can swim and hike and admire hardy scenery in peace;

Laurentian Gateway is made up of small rural roads and country trails and only a short way from Montreal;

and the Heartland is peaceful but with restaurants, a modern art museum, hotels and golf courses situated in stunning natural surroundings.

2. Shipshewana, Indiana

Shipshewana, Indiana

The Amish village of Shipshewana is like going back to a simpler and quieter time.

Share a home grown and cooked meal with an Amish family and ride on an antique carousel.

It will be a surprise to find the biggest collection of vintage Hudson autos in a place where people shun motorized vehicles for the horse &

buggy.

Before you leave, go to the local flea market to buy the yummiest handmade pies and do some antiquing.

3. Forgotten Coast, Florida

Forgotten Coast, Florida

If you want a beach holiday far from the madding crowd, youโ€™ll find more than 200 miles of gorgeous coastline from Florida all the way to the Gulf of Mexico shoreline.

There are very few high rise buildings but lots of gleaming white sand, tiny fishing villages, pretty lanes and protected woodlands.

The long stretches of unspoiled beaches and blue sea is a treat and some of the best bases are St.

George Island, Tallahassee and Apalachicola.

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