“..more valuable to the serious traveler than any book I have seen in a long time. It has been put together with authority and care by experts who have been everywhere and genuinely want you to have the best possible experience when you travel.” – from the Foreword by Bill Bryson
In the tradition of DK’s Eyewitness Travel bestseller Where to Go When, this magnificently illustrated travel resource is an ideal guide for travelers who are looking for alternatives to the usual travel destinations.
Off The Tourist Trail will take you on a journey to the world’s most captivating places and lead you to unforgettable experiences. Vibrant cities, enchanting ancient ruins, breathtaking natural wonders and incredible trips suggestions from every continent put well-worn tourist haunts firmly in the shade.
Compiled by worldwide travel experts, this magnificent volume takes some of the world’s best known travel destinations – everything from over-visited national parks to overrated museums- and offer up 1000 fresh and exciting alternatives. If you liked Petra in Jordan, you’ll love the amazing rock-hewn churches at Lalibela in Ethiopia. If world music is your thing and you are looking for something a bit different, try Essaouira’s Gnawa and World Music Festival in Morocco. Diving at Australia’s Christmas Island makes a great alternative to the better-known - and busier – Great Barrier Reef, and breathtaking Borobudur in Java certainly gives touristy Angkor Wat a run for its money.
If it’s cities you love, Off The Tourist Trail will show you the other, less-explored sides of London, Paris, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Sydney.
The perfect antidote to the traditional travel brochure, featuring informative and evocative writing, and stunning photography, Off The Tourist Trail truly opens your eyes to a wealth of travel ideas for travelers looking to break free of the crowds and embrace different cultures or simply looking for their next great getaway.