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off the beaten track

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Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it
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Adjective

off the beaten track

  1. (idiomatic) In a place or places not commonly visited.
    • 1881, Annual Register, p. 417,
      From Nikko northwards my route was altogether off the beaten track, and had never been traversed in its entirety by any European. I lived among the Japanese, and saw their mode of living in regions unaffected by European contact.

Adverb

off the beaten track

  1. (idiomatic) To a place or places not commonly visited.
    • 1970, Bohdan S. Wynar and Anna Grace Patterson, American Reference Books Annual, D. A Rothschild, Libraries Unlimited Inc., p. 235,
      It is not the author's purpose to dwell on famous attractions, but rather to go off the beaten track, and frequently the tourist is encouraged to leave the car and explore the surrounding country on foot.
    • 2004, Greg Richards and Julie Wilson, The Global Nomad: Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice, p. 140,
      The search for authenticity arguably motivates backpackers to travel off the beaten track in search of areas not yet contaminated by tourists or other backpackers.

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