A NEW TWIST ON TRAVEL WRITING: THESE BOOKS TAKE YOU TO PLACES YOU COULD NEVER IMAGINE

    A safe bet or a real adventure? It goes without saying that you are guaranteed to experience everything you set out to see if you stick to a classic travel guide. But far away from the typical tourist routes, you can find many more unusual sights and things you’d never have expected to see. There are three books which reveal some of our planet’s best-kept secrets for those who are drawn to such extraordinary places.  

    1. Unruly places: lost spaces, secret cities, and other inscrutable geographies 2. Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Most Unusual Places 3. Secret Marvels of the World: 360 extraordinary places you never knew existed and how to find them


    UNRULY PLACES

    In this book, Alastair Bonnett shows that we maybe don’t know our world as well as we sometimes think we do: ancient labyrinths, lost cities, islands that appear on every map but can never be found in reality – this book takes you to magical places that you could never even dream of. These places are guaranteed to make you want to go exploring yourself.


    ATLAS OBSCURA

    Why has there been a ladder on the sill of a church in Jerusalem for years? Atlas Obscura is full of tales of bizarre, unexpected and enchanted places. It shows us that captivating sensations can be found in the most unlikely of places. Explore this treasure chest of the wonders of our world – it’s bound to make you want to go on your own adventure!


    LONELY PLANET’S SECRET MARVELS OF THE WORLD

    This book by Lonely Planet deals with all things strange and mysterious. It leads you to an abandoned Bulgarian monument, a mysterious house in California, a witch market in the depths of Peru, as well as pointing you in the direction of the most weird and wonderful sights in Europe’s capitals. If you want to mix things up a bit during your next weekend trip and experience something out of the ordinary, then this travel guide is perfect for you! The book is not only entertaining, but also shows that we don’t understand the world nearly as well as we may think.

    1. Chand Baori in the Indian state of Rajasthan – this stepwell dating from the 8th/9th Century has 13 floors and over 3500 steps. 2. The Haukadular in Iceland – “The Valley of the Raptors” is a fascinating spectacle of nature with its many geysers.



    Our three suggestions, accompanied by fantastic photos, astonishing facts and numerous maps, will not only arouse your sense of wanderlust, but are also the perfect travel guides for those of you who are already travelling. In order to be well equipped for your adventures, it’s important that you pack your camera, passport, water bottle and snacks properly. The Royal Oak day pack, a chest pocket for your passport, and the gadget pouch for your camera & other small items will prepare you to discover the unexpected and write your own remarkable travel stories

    Photo 1 Stocksy/Kirstin McKee // Photo 2 Stocksy/Cameron Zegers