Sometimes it's worth going far off the beaten track.
While these small villages might not be on your travel radar just yet, many of them are home to unparalleled settings, historic attractions, and a tranquility you won't often find in large cities.
We've put together a list of 19 villages to add to your bucket list, from the fishing community of Reine, Norway, to a rainbow-clad village in Taiwan.
We defined a village as a community with a population of roughly 3,000 or fewer.
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