Hello! This is Joan Torres, I am from Barcelona, Spain, and the author of Against the Compass, a blog about off-the-beaten-track travel, and the blog of reference in destinations of this kind.
In 2016, I quit my corporate job in an attempt to travel to the world’s most misunderstood countries, and my goal is to inspire you to do the same.
Against the Compass is an alternative travel blog, that aims at HELPING you to travel to the most unusual and off-the-beaten-track destinations.
From Mali to Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan or Yemen, do you know what are the 2 main reasons why travelers don’t go to these sort of destinations?
Lack of information
Those countries will never enter most people’s travel plans because either they are afraid, or they just have no idea about their awesomeness
To break stereotypes and inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and visit some of the most bizarre, yet, fascinating countries on the planet, always safely.
We have written in-depth, comprehensive guides full of actionable advice for many destinations.
After blogging for more than 5 years, writing comprehensive travel guides & tips to those destinations, while creating a loyal readership, Joan Torres decided to open a travel company in an attempt to help other travelers do the same.