I wrote Searching for Unique to help fellow travellers cut through the myriad of travel guides, blogs and brochures and focus on the best destinations from around the world—those hidden gems that still elude most tourists.
Instead of trying to pick a country and then figure out what to do there, Searching for Unique covers multiple countries and groups each destination by theme. So, as a reader if you feel like an active holiday then you can look at the Wilderness Treks chapter or if you prefer the cultural experience of a local festival, then the Rare Festivals chapter may suit your interest.
After travelling from Tallinn to Vilnius, these are my picks for the best destinations to visit in the Baltics.
These are some of the most unusual festivals from around the world!
For an urban vacation, here are three very different experiences to choose from:
The streets were deserted. Had we fallen into a fairy-tale city decorated like a fancy wedding cake but without any guests? The morning felt oddly serene as we wandered the cobblestoned lanes and wound our way to Vilnius’ central Cathedral Square." ...continued in the Fallen Kingdoms Chapter of Searching for Unique.
Favourite Cafe: Crustum Bakery and Café earned its place as our favourite coffee and bakery spot in Vilnius: crustum.lt.
Visit remote destinations in my latest book, Searching for Unique, with a virtual tour in Google Maps.
Trek through untouched valleys with more sheep than people in the blustery Faroe Islands. Feel the heat of an ancient Buddhist fire ceremony in the secluded Kingdom of Bhutan. Discover these and twenty-five more places across five continents through bite-sized narratives and on-the-ground travel advice.
Searching for Unique was released in November 2018. For more about the book and links to buy a copy, click the link below:
note: There are two paperback editions. One has black and white photos and the other has colour photos. Pricing varies between the two. Both are available on Amazon.
Get inspired for your next overseas trip and find destinations away from the tourist crowds.
In case you missed out last time, I will be back at Chapters' Crowfoot with even more books in stock.
Address: 66 Crowfoot Terrace N.W., Calgary
Between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
Stop by the Crowfoot Chapters bookstore anytime between 11:00am and 4:00pm on Saturday, February 9th. I will have a table set up in the store and would be happy to share a few travel tips or talk about my books. Both will be available to purchase in store.
Chapters bookstore address: 66 Crowfoot Terrace N.W., Calgary, Alberta
Explorer of all seven continents on a quest to find the essence of lesser-visited destinations.