Rough Guides is publishing a new inspirational guidebook to encourage people to travel outside their comfort zone – The Rough Guide to the 100 Best Places on Earth 2020. From iconic favourites like the Taj Mahal to up-and-coming destinations like Tbilisi, this collection featuring stunning photography will inspire even the most intrepid traveller.
But with so many amazing places in the world, how did Rough Guides whittle it down to 100?
The book’s editor, Helen Fanthorpe, says,
“We pooled the knowledge of our many experienced and well-travelled authors and editors and together we decided on the spots the world over that are undiscovered, underrated, or simply spectacular. We’ve made sure there is a geographical mix, as well as a mixture of (justly) famous places and more off-the-beaten-track spots. We’ve also made sure to celebrate all types of travel by including a mix of type of attractions: urban and rural, atmospheric ruins and glittering cityscapes, biodiversity hotspots, cultural gems, and arresting architecture. We hope this list inspires people to get out there and see what the world has to offer.”
Some of the recommendations featured in the book are:
- The Sunken Churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia
- The ‘alternative Grand Canyon’ in France
- The famously beautiful and symmetrical Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World
- The long-overlooked Tbilisi
- Victoria Falls’ enormous curtain of water between Zambia and Zimbabwe
- Carbon negative Bhutan, a country leading the way in sustainable tourism
For a sneak peek of the book, visit: https://www.roughguides.com/best-places-to-travel/100-best-places-on-earth-travel-bucket-list/