Photo. The ancient city Petra in Jordan is considered as one of overrated places in the world. © Travel Exploratations.
The mentioned places are considered as overrated places in the recently released book The Road Less Travelled: 1,000 Amazing Places Off the Tourist Trail. Source website: www.dk.com/roadlesstravelled. Most tourists go to these places because they are near and more accessable. Why these places are considered as overrated is explained in the book, and alternatives are given for each of them.
The book is meant to be a guide to the world's unspoilt sights and experiences. It presents 1,000 fresh and fascinating alternatives to hundreds of well-known tourist destinations and sights; including alternatives to the Carnival in Rio and the beaches of Thailand, the most-visited national parks, over-rated restaurants and holiday clichés.
The book is 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.
According to publisher Dorling Kindersley Books, so will holidays will never be the same again when you choose The Road Less Travelled. Watch Bill Bryson talking about The Road Less Travelled
Alternatives to the world's worst tourist traps?
- Avebury Stone Circle, England
- Lalibela, Ethiopia
- Pula, Croatia
- Isla del Sol, Bolivia
- Borobudur, Indonesia
Read more about these wonders in this book.
As The Times writes on its website: Why endure crowds in Egypt when you can have pyramids all to yourself in Sudan? Read about six alternatives to the tourist traps told by The Times on: Interesting place - The Times.
The world is bigger than you think!
Stein Morten Lund, 5 September 2009
Get away from the crowds and find your own way. Read about unique opportunities for achieving extraordinary adventures on our global travel guide Travel Explorations: www.TravelExplorations.com