6 Small Towns to Visit This Summer | Claire Gallam

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As a travel writer and a budding photographer, there are things I crave in my own vacations. Unique and surprising culture, off-the-beaten-path hikes and adventures, locally sourced, simple cuisines and one-of-a-kind sights void of mass tourists and instagram photos. Simply put, I'm looking for a location, a moment and a feeling that hasn't already been experienced by thousands of other people.

That's why when summer rolls around and I find myself with time to spare, I'm not hitting the splashy cities, urban jungles or over-hyped beach