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If you’ve grown tired of seeing the same overexposed, overcrowded landmarks pop up on “Top Attractions In The World” lists, you’re not alone.

This year, especially, travelers are trying more than ever to venture off the beaten path and explore hidden gems that travel magazines and online blogs rarely take the time of day to talk about.

Cabot Trail Highway (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada)

That’s why this new report on the most underrated attractions in the world has provided some much-needed guidance to travelers struggling to find that next amazing place to see.

The list, based on real-life traveler experiences, singled out seven breathtaking landmarks as the world’s best-kept secrets, and one of them’s right here in the U.S., so keep your eyes peeled.

7. Kiambethu Farm, Kenya

Kiambethu Farm, Kenya

Coming it at No. 7 is a historic tea plantation that lies in Kenya’s jaw-dropping countryside.

Now more than a century old, this farm invites visitors on guided tours through the lush greenery. The tours include everything from coffee-making lessons and tea-tasting sessions to animal sightings and exquisite dining experiences.

So, if you’re looking for a serene escape from the stresses back home or even from the bustling cities you’ve become accustomed to seeing during your travels, Kiambethu Farm is just the place for you.

6. Stetson Mansion, USA

Stetson Mansion, DeLand, Florida

The United States’ sole but proud representative can be found in the charming city of DeLand, Florida.

This iconic mansion is much more than an impressively gorgeous building, of which, let’s face it, the country has many – it’s the ultimate testament to Gilded Age extravagance and architectural genius.

The landmark has taken on the name of its manufacturer, John B. Stetson, who built the house back in 1886, complete with its whimsical cupola and colorful tiles – all of which you can see now for just $25.

There’s one catch, however – Stetson Mansion is closed until October 31st, so you’ll have to wait a bit for your tickets.

5. Stone Hall Castle, Canada

Aerial view of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

If you’re looking to get out of the country but still keep your travels North America-centered, I’ve got two amazing attractions coming up for you.

In the rolling hills of Saskatchewan, you’ll find Stone Hall Castle – now, while this is one of the most recently built attractions on today’s list, it’s just as impressive as its more historically rich counterparts.

That’s because the castle still boasts an authentically medieval design, complete with stone walls, towering turrets, and even a drawbridge.

4. Cabot Trail, Canada

Sun shining over Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada

A couple of thousands of miles east of Stone Hall Castle, you’ll find Cabot Trail, which famously stretches along the rugged coastline of Nova Scotia.

If you’re a sucker for jaw-dropping views, this is the place for you.

Featuring winding cliffs, picturesque fishing villages, and untouched nature, the sights you’ll be rewarded with for driving (or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, walking) through this path are gorgeous enough to rival any postcard.

3. Al Noor Island, UAE

View of Sharjah Emirate of the United Arab Emirates above Al Noor island

It’s time to explore someplace a bit further away from home, and Al Noor Islan is the perfect destination to do just that.

The United Arab Emirates gem is often overshadowed by its far flashier neighbors, but that doesn’t negate its otherworldly beauty.

Designed by architecture icon Vladimir Djurovic, this newly developed island features meticulously coordinated flowers and winding pathways that feel like something out of a novel – definitely worth seeing if you’re ever in the country.

2. Irish National Stud and Gardens, Ireland

Irish National Stud and Gardens

Next up, we have the only European attraction to make the list – the stunning Irish National Stud and Gardens.

This horse breeding facility nestled in the heart of Kildare tells a tale of a rich national tradition amidst the most awe-inspiring sights – think vibrant gardens, historic paddocks, cascading waterfalls, and some of the world’s best equine facilities.

What’s more, guided tours usually cost less than $20 per person!

1. Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery and Garden, Jamaica

Beach in Montego Bay

Since so many of you are planning to explore Jamaica this summer, you’ll be happy to learn that the No. 1 spot on today’s list can very well be part of your itinerary.

Found in the lush hills that overlook Montego Bay, Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery and Garden promises the perfect blend of art, culture, and natural beauty – in short, everything that characterizes Jamaica itself.

Founded by local artists Ian and Tamika Williams, this hidden gem will take you through some of the most colorful paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media creations of the country’s wildly talented artistic community.

Tickets start at $35 per person, and believe me (as well as hundreds of other travelers) when I say that they’re with every penny!

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