Bringing together comprehensively researched text and stunning hand-drawn illustrations specially commissioned for this book, Hidden Places (Inspired Traveller's Guide) takes you to some of the world's most secret of destinations.
Discover an ancient gateway to the Mayan underworld at Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, hidden in the depths of the jungle in Belize, a mysterious underwater monument sunken off the Ryukyu Islands in Japan or a prehistoric village covered for centuries by a huge sand dune at Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands. Bringing together evocative text and stunning illustrations this beautiful book instantly transports you to twenty-five of the world's most secret destinations. From remote locations that visitors must trek and wade just to catch a glimpse of, to forgotten cities only recently revealed, and places purposefully hidden away as sanctuaries from persecution, each destination has a very human story at its heart and behind its secrecy. Perfect for those who want to get away from it all, this book takes you closer to these hidden locations than ever before.
About the Authors
Sarah Baxter is an author and journalist. She was Associate Editor of Wanderlust magazine, the bible for independent-minded travellers, for more than ten years and has written extensively on walking and travel for a diverse range of other publications, including the Guardian, the Telegraph, and the Independent. Sarah has also contributed to more than a dozen Lonely Planet guidebooks.
Amy Grimes is an illustrator based in London. Drawing inspiration from nature and the natural world, Amy's work often features bright and bold illustrated motifs, floral icons and leafy landscapes. As well as working on commissioned illustrations, Amy also sells prints, textiles and stationery under the brand of Hello Grimes.