The Road Less Travelled

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Dorling Kindersley, 2009 - Travel - 336 pages
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Holidays will never be the same again when you choose The Road Less Travelled.
The Road Less Travelled is a guide to the world's unspoilt sights and experiences. Presenting 1,000 fresh and fascinating alternatives to hundreds of well-known tourist destinations and sights; including alternatives to the Carnival in Rio and the beaches of Thailand, the most-visited national parks, over-rated restaurants and holiday clichés. Written by a team of travel experts, and with a foreword by Bill Bryson, this book brings vibrant cities, enchanting sights, breathtaking natural wonders and unforgettable experiences to life with informative narrative and stunning photography. Choose your destination by theme – Ancient and Historical Sights, Festivals and Parties, Great Journeys, Architectural Marvels, Natural Wonders, Beaches, Sports and Activities, Art and Culture, and Cities – or simply flick through this sumptuous guide and be inspired. Rely on practical advice on where to stay, where to eat and when to go, as well as useful 'Need to Know' facts, ensure that you get the most out of your time away. Less crowded, generally less expensive and often more spectacular and rewarding, these lesser-known wonders of the world remind travelers what real travel is all about – escaping the everyday and embracing the new.
 
 

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Review: The Road Less Travelled: 1,000 Amazing Places off the Tourist Trail

User Review  - Danny Maximus - Goodreads

Nice Read for southeast asia and few surprises :) and great pictures Read full review

Review: The Road Less Travelled: 1,000 Amazing Places off the Tourist Trail

User Review  - Arun - Goodreads

Everytime I open up this book, it made me all the more aware of so many beautiful places I've never previously heard of and dejectedly realise i can't possibly see everything that's worth seeing in my lifetime. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 8, 1951. In 1973, Bryson went backpacking in England, where he eventually decided to settle. He wrote for the English newspapers The Times and The Independent, as well as supplementing his income by writing travel articles. Bryson moved back to the States in 1995. His first travel book, The Lost Continent, chronicles a trip in his mother's Chevy around small town America. Since then, he has written several more about the U. K. and the U. S., including bestsellers, A Walk in the Woods, I'm A Stranger Here Myself, and In a Sunburned Country. His other books include Bill Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson's African Diary, A Short History of Nearly Everything and At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Walk About, and Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, the Genius of the Royal Society, and At Home: A Short History of Private Life.

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