Atlas Obscura, the travel portal, is “an explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders.” If you like to get off the beaten path, then this so-named Atlas Obscura guidebook is for you. “Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders” features over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world and it’s one of Amazon.com’s bestsellers. It was created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, and its wonders include, from Amazon, “the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that’s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants.” (Are they on crack?)
“With its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world,” this book will show you how strange and marvelous the world really is.
Grab it: Grab “Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders” on Amazon from $21.87.