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.
Each location’s short story was pulled from my own travels and written to share both the essence of a place and provide on-the-ground travel tips to help readers build their own trip.
In short, the book mixes guide book and travel narrative to capture some of our world’s most unique destinations. It is best suited to independent travellers who like to see places outside the standard tourist’s itinerary.
Find your next vacation destination in these themed chapters:
This book will help you build a unique vacation. For me, these places still delivered the hard-to-find wow-factor--and that’s not easy after visiting over seventy countries.
Let me share more, the book’s Introduction paints a clearer picture about what went into writing the book.
My neighbour once asked me an important question about this book, a basic yet crucial perspective: “Who is your intended readership?” We sat down over a glass of wine, and after a few minutes of my rambling about discovering places most people do not consider venturing to, about the satisfaction of finding an awe-inspiring vista or unwrapping an ancient sight few have heard of, he summed it up magnificently. It is a book for travellers, not tourists.
Nancy O'Hare has lived and worked across five continents and travelled to over eighty countries. Her writing shares insights from her travels and musings about the world around us.