When was the last time you drove a Jeep 30 miles down a dirt road to find a spectacular hiking trail to a spectacular view only a handful of intrepid travelers ever see? And when was the last time you visited a remote country where you didn’t speak the language and no one spoke yours?

Don’t think you’re brave enough? Here are 10 reasons you should be…and what you need to do to get out there:

  1. Theth, Albania
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View of the Albanian Alps in Theth

Getting there: Fly into Tirana, Albanai, hire or rent a car to Shkoder, and then take a rocking 4WD road to Theth, OR take a ferry to the town of Valbona, and hike eight hours over the Albanian Alps via the Valbona Pass. …

Deborah Huso

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