Dimensions: 14.7 x 2.4 x 21.8 cm
Wander off the beaten track to uncover the world’s most secret destinations through insightful text and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations: discover an ancient gateway to the Mayan underworld, a mysterious underwater monument sunken off the Ryukyu Islands in Japan or a prehistoric village covered for centuries by a huge sand dune in the Orkney Islands. In Inspired Traveller’s Guide: Hidden Places travel journalist Sarah Baxter’s evocative words instantly transport you to twenty-five of the world’s most obscured places. From remote locations that visitors must trek and wade just to catch a glimpse of, to forgotten cities only recently revealed and places purposefully hidden as sanctuaries from persecution, each destination has a very human story at its heart.
Featured locations: Tyneham, England Skara Brae, Scotland Menlo Castle, Ireland Ladby Ship, Denmark Our Dear Lord in the Attic, Netherlands Montsegur, France Kaisertal, Austria Black Forest, Germany Rok Runestone, Sweden Villa of Tiberius, Italy Bulnes, Spain Lalibela, Ethiopia Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Turpan Oasis, China Phnom Kulen, Cambodia Yonaguni, Japan Mount Borradaile, Australia Curio Bay, New Zeland Spirit Island, Canada The Green Mill, USA Havasu Canyon, USA Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, USA Actun Tunichil, Belize Choquequirao, Peru El Mirador, Guatemala Savour a moment to delight in the serenity and seclusion of the secret escapes collected in this beautifully illustrated guide, full of surprise, wonder and sights otherwise unseen.
Sarah Baxter is an author and journalist. She was Associate Editor of Wanderlust magazine, the bible for independent-minded travellers, for more than ten years and has written extensively on walking and travel for a diverse range of other publications, including the Guardian, the Telegraph, and the Independent. Sarah has also contributed to more than a dozen Lonely Planet guidebooks.Amy Grimes is an illustrator based in London. Drawing inspiration from nature and the natural world, Amy’s work often features bright and bold illustrated motifs, floral icons and leafy landscapes. As well as working on commissioned illustrations, Amy also sells prints, textiles and stationery under the brand of Hello Grimes.
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: White Lion Publishing (3 Mar. 2020)