03/29/2011 02:56 pm ET | Updated May 29, 2011

10 Places That Really Are In The 'Middle Of Nowhere'

Want to get off the beaten path? Then here are 10 places that will stump most travel agents and reward you with original experiences. But remember, these are ‘no pain, no gain' destinations so you'll need to be prepared for long transit times there and back -- and you won't be able to recover at a five star hotel after a day of walking up 300m sand dunes or climbing an active volcano.

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