The Underrated Issue (#2)


In our first Underrated issue, we share the cities, states, parks and ideas that we think are worthy of more attention. Some were chosen due to low yearly visits, like the gorgeous state of Alaska and the remote Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. Others are cities that are in underrated regions (Midwest) and in a near-constant state of being undervalued, like St. Louis and Knoxville. Some spotlight offbeat ways to explore well-known places, like classic Los Angeles through a string of recent closings or foraging in Maine. There’s also an essay on the very underrated idea of exploring neighborhoods close to home with more reckless abandon, and much more. It’s action packed and you’ll find info and inspiration for your next trip and beyond. Give us a try.




Simply put, the term underrated suggests an assessment that’s gone awry along the way and a reconsideration is not only fair, but needed. What you’ll find in our second issue are the passionate cases for Fifty Grande-stamped underrated places and ideas that are worthy of a second look, and loads of travel inspiration for 2021 and beyond. 

Places featured:

  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Los Angeles
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • New York City
  • Jacksonville, OR
  • Pittsburgh
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Diego
  • South Dakota
  • St. Louis and more

128 pages, 8.5 by 10.5 matte paper.