I wrote Searching for Unique to help fellow travellers distil the best destinations from around the world that have remained off most tourists’ radars. Each section 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, it mixes guide book and travel narrative to capture some of our world’s most unique destinations. The book is best suited to independent travellers who like to see places outside the standard tourist itinerary.
To make reading easy, each unique destination is grouped into themed chapters:
Cut through the mess of guide books and tourist brochures. This book gives you the best places to visit for a unique vacation. These are the places with the wow-factor - and that’s not easy to find after visiting over seventy countries.
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.
Explorer of all seven continents on a quest to find the essence of lesser-visited destinations.