Off the Tourist Trail

Off the Tourist Trail

1,000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives

Book - 2009
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Off the Tourist Trail is a guide to the world's unspoiled sights and experiences. It takes a hundred clichéd tourist destinations - everything from over-visited national parks to overrated museums - and reveal 1,000 fresh and fascinating alternative options. 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. Practical advice on getting there and around, 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 encourage readers to ditch the famous but well-worn choices, reminding them what real travel is all about - escaping the everyday and embracing the new.

Vacations will never be the same again.
Publisher: London : New York : DK, c2009.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780756653996
Characteristics: 336 p. : col. ill.; col. maps ; 31 cm.


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Jul 21, 2017

Wondered if tourist trap organizers gave hate mail to DK giving cheaper & less hassle alternatives?

3pitou8 Jun 05, 2012

Was helpful when looking for off the beaten track destinations. Visited a couple recently and found them as described in this book. Like most DK lots of great photos.

Dec 27, 2011

Looks nice, but not much substance.

Feb 07, 2011

Makes me want to pack my bags and take off on an around-the-world trip!

Everypage is amazing you will want to travel everywhere

Jun 26, 2010

Alternatives to popular tourist sites, which may or may not be in the same country, or even the same continent. The popular sites are also mentioned, but in lesser detail.


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