The Faroe Islands
I understand the allure of Wales and Ireland, but this is isolated beauty at its best—and a destination unspoiled by tourism. In fact, it’s a cluster of 18 islands located between Norway and Iceland, between the Norwegian Sea and North Atlantic Ocean.
When you go to the Faroe Islands, you’ll see animals you’ve never seen before, from razor bill birds to the Faroese horse—a loose cross between an Icelandic horse and a Shetland pony.
If you like the outdoors and the sea, these islands are perfect—you’ll find great seafood, and no crowds. You can literally be the first on your block—perhaps even your town—to experience the islands.
The best time of year to go is this coming March. Why? It’s one of the most ideal places in the world to see the total solar eclipse.