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1 Sep 2009

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.

Holidays will never be the same again when you choose The Road Less Travelled.



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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140534427X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405344272
  • Product Dimensions: 26.1 x 2.8 x 30.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 211,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A book to keep by the bedside to fuel your dreams" -- The Mail on Sunday, September 20, 2009

"This is a beautifully simple idea executed with no small degree of elegance..." -- The Irish Times, August 1, 2009

"its main appeal lies in its lavish illustrations, but it also includes entertainment and adventure ideas" -- The Sunday Telegraph, August 9, 2009

"The format is eminently dip-in-able, with page upon page of beautiful photographs, locator maps and practical information" -- Wanderlust Magazine, October 2009

"a coffee-table book to drool over" -- Bella Magazine, November 24, 2009

"a sequence of sumptuous pictures, well informed text and a surfeit of practical information" --The Scotsman, December 2009

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5.0 out of 5 stars A "must-have" for the serious globetrotter 22 July 2010
Anyone who travels a lot has seen places that blew you away, places that met your high expectations and places that really disappointed you. This book compares the traditional "must-see" sights of the world with alternatives that are just as stunning but less known and less crowded, summarising the plusses and minuses of each one so you can decide which site will give you the experience you're really looking for. As Bryson notes, it will also make you aware of so many beautiful places you'd never previously heard of that you'll dejectedly realise 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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for those who just want to learn 29 Nov 2010
By Jeshe
I have loved every minute of reading this book. Beautiful pictures, interesting information and a whole array of destinations that I knew nothing about!

If you want inspiration for your travels, this is the book to graze on. I am learning so much about the world and different parts of it as I flit about between chapters as I see fit. It really does show you plenty of areas of the world which are not seen as frequently by travellers, but are equally worthy of a "lusted after" reputation. Also gives a few tips for travellers still intending on visiting the more common tourist traps, which is useful too.

Great to read cover-to-cover or display as a coffee table book. And once you've started flicking through, go and buy yourself some destination-specific travel guides...!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 April 2010
By S. Duncan TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is a travel book with a difference. It describes less known locations that are equal to if not better than nearby famous locations. The description is a little misleading as it is not written by Bill Bryson, but he wrote the foreword. Having said that, I love it so much I have bought three more copies as presents for friends.

The pictures are wonderful and I can't wait to visit some of these locations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great alternatives. 25 Jan 2012
By Jenn
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I gave this to my son for Christmas and he was delighted. He is already very well travelled but this provided a different slant on where to choose. He's already planning his 'alternative' trips.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book 13 Aug 2011
By Bong
The pictures are really nice. There are many fascinating places in the book. It's up to my expectation as a publication of National Geographic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull book 18 Aug 2010
What a delight this book is, get a copy for yourself or as a present it will be well received.
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