If given a choice between traveling to an under-the-radar destination to one of the most visited places in the world, which one would you pick? While popular getaways have tons of attractions worth making the trip for, underrated destinations can take you by surprise with their hidden charms and a lot of unexpected wonderful discoveries. Whether you are looking for ideas or inspirations on which places to explore, here are some of the best off the beaten path travel books that will inspire your wanderlust.
1. Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton, and Joshua Foer
This book features hundreds of the most fascinating, unique, unusual, and even the strangest places you will want to see for yourself. From architectural to natural wonders and a lot more in between, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders will let your imagination soar and trigger a strong desire to pack up and go.
2. Magic Carpet Seduction: Travel Tales Off the Beaten Path by Lisa Egle
If you have not experienced traveling off the beaten tracks but curious about what awaits when you go down that road, this book will give you a glimpse of what the experience would be like. The author takes you on a journey that provides you with some interesting insights right from the familiar comforts of your home.
3. Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting edited by Reader’s Digest
Want to avoid the crowd on your next trip? Reader’s Digest has come up with a handy travel guide to help you plan your adventures off the beaten paths. With over a thousand destinations to choose from, you can take your pick of under the radar or underrated places to explore to your heart’s content.