The Road Less Travelled offers a comparison of the traditional “must-see” sights of the world with alternatives that are just as fabulous but less known, less crowded, and sometimes less expensive – from alternatives to the Carnival in Rio and the beaches of Thailand to substitutes for the most visited national parks and over-rated restaurants. It points out the good, the bad and the ugly of each one so you can decide which destination will offer the experience you’re after.
Presenting 1,000 fascinating alternatives to hundreds of well-known tourist destinations and sights, this compact edition of the bestselling guide brings vibrant cities, enchanting sights, breath-taking natural wonders and unforgettable experiences to life. Written by a team of travel experts and with a foreword by Bill Bryson, The Road Less Travelled is divided by theme to help you find what you’re looking for – Ancient and Historical Sights, Festivals and Parties, Great Journeys, Architectural Marvels, Natural Wonders, Beaches, Sports and Activities, Art and Culture, and Cities. Plus there is a lot of practical advice on where to stay, where to eat, when to go. It’s a great to read cover-to-cover and a beautiful coffee table book.
As Bryson notes, you can’t possibly see everything that’s worth seeing in one lifetime. But you’ll probably make better choices with the time that you have.
Release date: January 27, 2011
Publisher: Penguin Books