Author: Team Fathom, Fathom

The most difficult path is the most rewarding. Photo by Lee Litumbe.

For the intrepid traveler, there is no greater thrill than having the chance to explore a destination seemingly untouched by tourism. Or at least people in your social circle.

Make 2016 your year of magical thinking about travel. 

Explore a few of our favorite, remote, path-less-chosen destinations. 

This article originally appeared on Fathom.