Avoid the crowds and discover 75 amazing places away from the tourist trail.
Prior to 2020's COVID-19 outbreak, some of the world's greatest destinations were faced with the challenge of over-tourism and the negative impact that it was having on their local communities. As travellers have become increasingly aware of this issue, many are looking for alternatives where their visit can be a force for good and benefit the local people and environment.
Whether it's finding astonishing Roman ruins in Algeria, a thriving wine culture in Moldova or world-class dive sites in Djibouti, Lonely Planet's Offbeat will inspire you to take the road less travelled and discover incredible experiences in under-the-radar destinations. Presented in a beautiful hardcover format, the book features vibrant photography, practical planning information and handy maps.
For each of the 75 destinations profiled, we tell you:
Why you should go
Popular destinations that it provides an alternative to
How to get there
When to go
Tips for first timers
Amazing crowd-free experiences
Whether you're planning your next adventure or are looking for a gift to give to a traveller in your life, Lonely Planet's Offbeat provides an exciting range of ideas to get off the beaten track.
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