If you want to explore the world and avoid tourist traps, the website Atlas Obscura has been one great place to stop. In the new book Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, readers get a chance to explore hidden places and exotic locales without ever leaving their couch. This is your book if you’re interested in abandoned hotels or pubs built into gigantic trees. There are pictures, travel directions, and even a few stories mixed in.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders acts as a great travel guide, but also as a jumping off point to do further research on dream travels. Whether you’re the type to casually point at a map and choose your next travel destination, or the type to research every last detail, this book does a great job of making sure you’re not looking at the same places everyone else is. The book does a great job of covering various locations on multiple continents. This book won’t just have you look at the United States, but Europe and even places like the glow worm caves of New Zealand.
If you’re curious by nature, Atlas Obscura has been a great place to start. This book becomes just a more portable version you don’t need to have GPS or internet to access.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders is available now from Workman Publishing.