How far would you travel for a once-in-a-lifetime experience? From muddy spa treatments in Napa Valley and slightly terrifying Christmas traditions in Newfoundland, to daring adventures in Zambia and rare wildlife encounters in Bolivia, the best kept secrets in destinations around the world are listed here.
1. Mud Bathing In Calistoga, California
Three and a half million years ago, present-day Calistoga was wracked by volcanic activity. The blasts left behind an ashy, nutrient-rich soil and a system of hot springs that, millennia later, the Wappo Indians used for healing therapies. (The warm mud and geothermal waters have properties said to reduce joint pain, draw toxins from the body, and exfoliate the skin.)