From alternatives to the Carnival in Rio and the beaches of Thailand to substitutes for the most visited national parks and over-rated restaurants, The Road Less Travelled will help you find less crowded, sometimes less expensive and often more spectacular and rewarding places to visit. Presenting 1,000 fascinating alternatives to hundreds of well-known tourist destinations and sights, this compact edition of the bestselling guide brings vibrant cities, enchanting sights, breathtaking natural wonders and unforgettable experiences to life. Written by a team of travel experts and with a foreword by Bill Bryson, The Road Less Travelled is divided by theme to help you find what you're looking for - Ancient and Historical Sights, Festivals and Parties, Great Journeys, Architectural Marvels, Natural Wonders, Beaches, Sports and Activities, Art and Culture, and Cities. And it's packed with informative narrative and stunning photography, plus practical advice on where to stay, where to eat, when to go and useful 'need to Know' facts to ensure that you get the most out of your time away. Escape the everyday and embrace the new with The Road Less Travelled .