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Secret World – Discovering New Wonders
Secret World is a travel guide and community platform that allows users to contribute first-hand tips, descriptions, and answers to frequently asked questions. Additionally, the platform also features a marketplace for souvenirs, local travel guides, and unused tickers.
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Despite being a tiny dot in the universe, our planet is vast, beautiful, and filled with natural and man-made wonders of beauty, awe, inspiration, legendries, and myths. From the beginning of civilization, the world has been rewarding to explorers willing to take the leap of faith. Today, scientific innovations are making travel and travel planning more convenient than ever allowing travelers and explorers to push the limits of human discovery. However, modern travelers are spoilt for choice. While the advent of social media and influence have made popular destinations into mega trends, many destinations remain less explored or even undiscovered.
While being comfortable in replicating social behavior, human minds and souls continue to seek for unique explorations and intricacies. Going on this road less travelled, however, is not as difficult as it may seem. All that’s needed is the will to take the first step, persevere, and forget about one’s own comfort zone. This may seem unsettling at first, but the reward is a sense of accomplishment and rekindling that is unparalleled to any other activity a human is capable of doing.
But how does one go about this exploration into the hidden world? Well, the most important is the first step. All a person has to do is be willing and ready for adventure. After that, it is just deciding where they want to go.
Making preparations to face the challenge comes next. The adventurer must ask themselves if they have what it takes to take on the adventure, figure out what’s missing, and prepare accordingly. A good solid plan for the way forward. Figuring out travel and lodging details in advance is always a must. Always have a contingency plan in case they face an emergency. It is also prudent to prepare all the required documentation necessary for travel, plan according to a person’s time limit, and prepare the means to pay for any expenses, either via credit card or cash. Once the explorer is confident that everything is in order, it is better to recheck. Making sure of every item, physical or digital to-do list, lessens the chances of missing anything.
All this preparation and planning is a minor hassle in the grand plan to accomplish something. Getting there, breathing in, and taking in all the beauty of a newly discovered location is the payoff.
This is precisely the reason Secret world was founded. The founder Antonio Kim Ciccarelli went on a trip with a group of friends, and on that trip, he felt the need to create a platform that gives anyone who wants to explore an equal footing. The experience was an eye opener on the challenges a first time traveler may face and the solutions that could be provided in order to tackle these challenges in a smooth manner.
Secret World is a platform built for would-be explorers by experienced explorers. The platform goes beyond being the typical travel guide by allowing travelers and content creators to contribute useful tips, detailed descriptions, and answers to frequently asked questions about any location. Users can share their travel stories, tips, and advices that turn out to be useful on the trip. And that’s not all; Secret World regularly hosts discussions about various locations so that would-be travelers can gain valuable insights about the destination. Sometimes a person travels to a destination, enjoys it thoroughly, and returns without a souvenir. Well, Secret World also offers authentic souvenirs from locations worldwide to be purchased online. Local guides native to various destinations also offer guided tours on the platform. If a traveler who has planned out a trip and bought tickets but unfortunately can’t make the trip, they can put their unused tickets up for sale, so any other person traveling to the same destination from their location or nearby can purchase the tickets from them. As a uniquely innovative idea, Secret World enhances the experience of adventurers and explorers by taking the potential hassle out of the equation. With 100 million unique visitors a year, Secret World has even surpassed platforms like National Geographic, Trivago, and Lonely Planet, making a true mark in the travel universe.