What was once “off the beaten path” adventure travel (ie. Machu Picchu, Galapagos, etc.) has now become “relatively” commonplace for first world travelers. But the world still retains many spectacular secret treasures—and adventurers seeking to “discover” them may be interested in checking out a new app called “Hidden Place”.
Hidden Place, a newly available Canadian app, is “listing the globe’s best kept secrets for adventurers”. As seasoned travelers, co-founders Jonathon Taillefer and Jonathon Léveillé came up with the idea for the app out of their own desire to share with others the exceptional, unknown places they visit. In the six months since its release, the app has become a “must-have tool for backpackers”.
For each spot listed, itineraries, pictures, descriptions, and reviews are available. In coming weeks, Hidden Place will be updated to include a version that can be used without WIFI in order to access the application anywhere and anytime. And in order to preserve the magic of these hidden places and avoid the problem of “exposure”, the app’s “cool-down mode” temporarily removes popular spots from their lists.
For more info, you can check out the app here: http://www.hidden.place