Title: Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems
Description: This book, published and edited by National Geographic, gives short (one page) descriptions of 500 lesser-known travel destinations and why they’re worth the trip.
Writing style: Not so much a travel guide (although a few travel hints are offered, mostly websites) as a wishlist generator. The photography is stunning and every page has color photos.
Audience: Armchair travelers.
Major ideas: Just because you haven’t heard of a place doesn’t mean it’s not worth going to.
Wrap-up: Another book that it’s fun to just leaf through a few pages at a time—keep your bucket list handy! 3.5/5*