Introducing DARE (Distinctive Alternative Remote Extremes)

27 October, 2023 | Blog, Features

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:




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.


Expanding DARE

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.

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