Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Treasures

A friend recently introduced me to Atlas Obscura – a book* detailing places to visit when travelling that are not necessarily well known but are definitely worth the visit. I went ahead and bought a copy for myself and they also have an amazing website. From now on, I’ll definitely be checking the book/website when planning my trip!

The website is much more extensive than the book. As a tourist who enjoys getting off the beaten path, Atlas Obscura is going to be my primary source of things to do. One of my favourite things about my trip to Iceland was finding the hidden gems within the country. Seeing this waterfall on the side of the road is one of my favourite stops of the whole trip!

Waterfall along Route 1 Iceland

Atlas Obscura will be my perfect travel companion for years! Some of the perks of the website are:

  • You can see who has visited each place and who is interested in visiting each place (based on users who have indicated as such);
  • It gives a background on each place;
  • If there is a website (i.e. museum, hotel etc.) there is a link;
  • Each place is shown on an interactive map.

I’ve already looked up what to do for my trip to England and Ireland in March. Stay tuned for how I picked which places to visit.

*Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. All opinions expressed are my own and items have been previously purchased by myself.

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