Off the beaten path: Samoa

Samoa is made up of 9 volcanic islands with caves, waterfalls, lava fields, blowholes and amazing nature all around. Samoans are the happy people among Polynesians, where the young men are responsible for food gathering and cooking, and the youngest son can be raised as a girl. Although the country is small, there are many things to do and places to see for the off the beaten path travelers - visiting the traditional villages and learning about their unusual customs is a must, you can also get a full-body Samoan tattoo, try the umu meals cooked in volcanic ovens, see the Stevenson museum, buy some weird crafts at the markets, go to a traditional healer, and more.

The museum of R.L. Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson museum in Samoa is the villa where the author spent the last 4 years of his life. During his time in Samoa, he became a folk hero and was considered a man of much mana, like the…