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When choosing your destination, consider your talents and instincts carefully. Perhaps it’s your language skills or a university course that sparked your interest in particular region. Perhaps it is someone you met. Perhaps it is simply a news story you recently heard. Remember that the greater your familiarity with your destination, the less surprising or even shocking the transition will be. 

It is also important to remember the length of some of these trips. While one may feel comfortable traveling for a few days or even weeks in a new country, actually living in a new environment can be a significantly challenging experience. 

North America

Common Destinations:   
Off the Beaten Path:       

Mexico
Canada, United States

Central and South America

Common Destinations:    
Off the Beaten Path:         

Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Ecuador
Uruguay, Bolivia, 

Europe

Common Destinations:            
Off the Beaten Path:     

England, France, Italy

Slovenia, Finland

Middle East and North Africa

Common Destinations:    
Off the Beaten Path:        

Egypt
Tunisia, Djbouti, Ethiopia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Common Destinations:    
Off the Beaten Path:       

South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya
Rwanda, Malawi

Central Asia

Common Destinations:   
Off the Beaten Path:        

India, Thailand, Vietnam
Laos, Bangladesh, Burma

East Asia

Common Destinations:    
Off the Beaten Path:        

China, Japan
Korea, Singapore

Oceania

Common Destinations:    
Off the Beaten Path:        

New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia
Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Yap