10 places where getting lost is a good thing

Losing your way or taking an unplanned detour can often be a highlight of your vacation. It’s an opportunity to figure your way around a new place and, even better, talk to the locals to ask directions. Here are some places we love to get lost — on purpose.

Text by John Rosenthal | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Apr 2, 2013 10:40AM
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The only place where we have gotten lost is Costa Rica. Neither our maps downloaded from the computer before we left nor the maps which were provided there were accurate. Not knowing any of this ahead of time we declined renting a GPS or a rental phone when we picked up our car at the airport. We plan to return but will be better prepared. The upside of this was how nice the locals were with my limited Spanish and there limited or no English when showing the maps and asking for assistance. I notified the Tourist Bureau of the good and the bad!
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