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The Road Less Travelled : 1,000 amazing places off the tourist trail

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Avoid crowded tourist hotspots and discover the lesser-known wonders of the world with this beautifully illustrated guide to off-the-beaten-track sights, experiences and destinations.

A team of travel experts take some of the world's best-known destinations - everything from over-visited national parks to crowded museums - and reveal more than 1,000 fascinating alternatives.

With expert advice and insider tips, this inspiring book will open your eyes to a wealth of new travel ideas. If you liked Petra in Jordan, you'll love the amazing rock-hewn temples of Ellora in India. Diving at Australia's Christmas Island makes a fantastic alternative to the better-known Great Barrier Reef, and breathtaking Borobudur in Java gives touristy Angkor Wat a run for its money. If it's the cities you love, our expert writers will show you the alternative, less-explored sides of the world's most visited metropolises.

Inside The Road Less Travelled:
- Contains 1,000 lesser-known sights, cities and experiences
- Begins with a foreword by bestselling author Bill Bryson
- The thematic colour-coded design helps you find information based on the following interests: Ancient and Historical Sights; Festivals and Parties; Great Journeys; Architectural Marvels; Natural Wonders; Beaches; Sports and Activities; Art and Culture; and Cities
- Packed with colour photography
- Experts provide informative, evocative narrative with helpful insider tips
- Detailed practical information and locator maps make it easy to plan a trip
- Covers the less-explored attractions of major cities such as London, Paris and New York
- Includes Douro Valley Wine Cruise, Portugal; Palenque, Mexico; Meteora Monasteries, Greece; Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California, USA; Fingal's Cave, Isle of Staffa, UK; New Caledonia Barrier Reef, Melanesia; Emerald Bay, Pangkor Laut, Malaysia; Kayaking in Gwaii Haanas National Park, Canada; and many more

About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's award-winning travel books take the work out of planning your next adventure, with inspirational images, tips, and information to enrich your journey. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 218 x 260 x 28mm | 1,444g
  • DK Eyewitness Travel
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0th edition
  • col. Illustrations, col. maps, col. port.
  • 1405361670
  • 9781405361675
  • 53,483

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A glorious picture book that offers a rich choice of travel ideas designed to take you where no tourist has gone before... A book to keep by the bedside to fuel your dreams The Mail on Sunday
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A glorious picture book that offers a rich choice of travel ideas designed to take you where no tourist has gone before... A book to keep by the bedside to fuel your dreams * The Mail on Sunday *
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About DK Publishing

Experience the world with DK Travel.

DK Travel's highly visual guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your trip.

Our travel writers report on what to see, eat, drink and do around the world, while the very best photographs and illustrations bring cities, regions and countries to life. We publish guides to more than 200 destinations around the world, from handy pocket-sized city guides to comprehensive country guides.

DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up there, but has spent most of his adult life in Britain. He has worked for a number of newspapers, including The Times and the Independent. His books on the English language include Mother Tongue and Troublesome Words, both published by Penguin.

Bill Bryson is the author of several bestsellers including The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Notes from a Big Country, Down Under, A Short History of Nearly Everything, One Summer: America 1927 and his memoir, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. His most recent bestseller is The Road to Little Dribbling.
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