We are thrilled to announce a significant transformation on our platform. What was once known as M@P (Many Quirky Places) has now evolved into DARE (Distinctive Alternative Remote Extremes).
This exciting change is designed to bring even more adventure and diversity to your travel experiences. In this article, we’ll dive deep into the features of DARE, provide map examples, and discuss how this evolution will impact your NomadMania journey.
The Evolution from M@P to DARE
M@P was born as a novel list with a mission to inspire travelers to venture beyond the ordinary and explore unique destinations around the globe. It encompassed islands, exclaves, geographical anomalies, and even major micronations, providing travellers with a rich tapestry of off-the-beaten-path places to discover.
Now, as DARE (Distinctive Alternative Remote Extremes), this concept is taken to a whole new level. Here’s what you can expect:
1. A Broader Range of Unique Places
DARE expands the scope of extraordinary places you can explore. It includes out-of-the-way islands, geographical oddities, exclaves/enclaves, cultural minority areas, and more.
2. Increased Opportunities for Exploration
With DARE, your travel bucket list just got longer and more exciting. The list is now even more fluid and dynamic, continually evolving to include new and remarkable destinations.
3. Map Examples
To provide you with a glimpse of the incredible diversity within DARE, let’s embark on a journey through some remarkable destinations:
- Albania – Cape of Rodon Peninsula: This stunning peninsula in Albania is known for its rugged beauty and offers travelers a chance to immerse themselves in unspoiled nature.
- Greece – Gavdos (southernmost point in Europe): Explore the remote island of Gavdos, nestled at the southernmost tip of Europe, where untouched landscapes and unique cultural experiences await.
- Italy – Tarvisio municipality (extreme northeast): Venture to the far reaches of northeastern Italy and discover Tarvisio, a charming locale that promises both natural beauty and cultural richness.
- Portugal – Ilhas Selvagens (Savage Islands): Set your sights on the Savage Islands, a Portuguese treasure offering untamed beauty and a sanctuary for wildlife enthusiasts.
These are just a few examples of the extraordinary destinations you can explore within DARE. Whether you’re drawn to pristine peninsulas, remote islands, or culturally rich enclaves, DARE opens up a world of distinctive travel experiences waiting to be discovered.
4. Rankings on Profiles
Your NomadMania profile will now include rankings for DARE places, allowing you to track your progress and celebrate your achievements as you explore these distinctive locations.
We’re committed to making DARE an even more comprehensive and exciting list. Going forward, we’ll primarily expand this list from our XL Series, which focuses on quirky geography. This means you can look forward to exploring places with enclaves, bizarre borders, peninsulas, geographical extremes, isolated reefs, and atolls.
Our geography committee will also be on the lookout for new-found gems that align with the DARE spirit, ensuring that this list continues to evolve and inspire.
DARE is not just a list; it’s an invitation to explore the world’s most distinctive, alternative, and remote destinations. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or someone embarking on their first adventure, DARE promises to ignite your wanderlust and open your eyes to the wonders of our planet.
Stay tuned for more updates and stories from fellow travellers who have embraced the DARE spirit. This transformation is our way of encouraging you to go further and discover the extraordinary in every corner of the globe.