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5 secret places introduction


5 secret Places.com

your hidden gem travel researcher

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5 secret places introduction


5 secret Places.com

your hidden gem travel researcher

We’ve swapped our compasses for our keyboards and are uncovering hidden gems for travellers around the world

Unusual. Mysterious. Authentic... 5 secret places is a worldwide research service with an edge...

For the adventurers at heart who don't have time to research itineraries.

For the business travellers who want to make the most of their after-work hours.

For the nomads who are tired of tourist traps.

And for all those that want to travel off-the-beaten track.

 

It is your journey, and you remain captain of your vessel.

We simply give a helping hand. How?

 

  • We survey your travel preferences by sending you an online personalized questionnaire to fill in on your tastes and expectations.

  • An expert is appointed to you and immediately starts researching your destination or enquiry to find out what you'd enjoy doing and seeing - or even writing about in a specific place.

  • And in 3 to 5 days you will receive an interactive map of hidden gems picked just for you and your adventure starts from there !

 

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A research service not just for anyone


A research service not just for anyone...

A research service not just for anyone


A research service not just for anyone...

And it's not about price (on the contrary we're pretty affordable)...

People who request our services do so because they want to travel differently and away from mass tourism.

While we deliver quality information - in exchange we ask of you one thing :

 

Help us conserve the very same hidden gems you are enjoying.

 

 The whole team behind 5 secret places has worked extensively to survey, read and write about some of the things that locals have pointed out to have a negative impact on their culture. We have attended (and will organize) symposiums about the topic in order to further understand how we can create an ethical enjoyment of culture without contributing to its destruction.

That is why all readers are asked to read and sign our pledge beforehand or their request will not be taken into account.

 

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What do we do


What do we do...?

What do we do


What do we do...?

 

We see ourselves as travel-artisans - modelling trips and experiences to people's personal taste - but leaving the traveller engrave his personal experiences in his own memory.

 

 

We research hidden gems for you

Our dedicated team of well-travelled researchers go on an non-physical exploration to find you hidden gems tailored to your personality  - making sure you will live an uncommon adventure. While doing so you will first have to read & sign our pledge. This is how we make sure that the hidden gems we uncover remain "hidden" and that we can trust you'll spread our philosophy. Learn More...

We organise "secret" Walking Tours

Here the emphasis is put on offering educational walking tours in various cities, with a focus on yesterday's and today's history and the off-the-beaten track corners of a city. Think of it as our research brought to life through our very talented guides and researchers. Our guides also work hand in hand with teachers in order to complement their educational programs. Learn More...

 

We write travel articles for your website or project

For those who need quality written travel articles and location based pieces - we also write in depth destination pieces after agreeing on the angle and writing style. All of our content is flexible in style, but most of all original, researched, and checked to comply with the principles of our "don't travel like a douche" pledge. Learn more...

We help photographers and location-experts get inspired

We also help people who work in the visual field to have a panel of new places to choose from for their next best shooting or recording. We offer places of inspiration for those looking for exeptional places that some of our travel experts have picked up along the way. Learn more...

 
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For who is the service


who is this service for?

For who is the service


who is this service for?

Our service is requested by different people that all share the same philosophy : the taste for the authentic and the desire to travel sustainably.

We have been contacted by :

  • Writers who were conducting research on particular subjects and need extra information
  • Travel bloggers who needed inspiration on what to write about
  • Photographers who were looking for new thrilling spaces for their photoshoots
  • Movie directors who needed suggestions on where to shoot their films
  • Travel websites who needed creative copywriting and authentic content 
  • Stressed out moms who needed Plan B's in case their teenagers might not like their travel plans
  • Budget travellers who were willing to put in an extra penny for off the beaten track destinations
  • Vacacionists who enjoyed going to places tourists usually do not go to

 

 

Not convinced yet? See what fellow travellers have said about our service...

 

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How do I start?


So, how do I start ?

How do I start?


So, how do I start ?

First, we need to make sure you  understand our philosphy - so we will ask 5 minutes of your time to read and sign our pledge. A certificate of approval will be sent by mail.


Now that you have read and signed our pledge - browse the different services we've got in store for you and start your new experiences now !