Seeking a transcendent travel experience? Take a magical pilgrimage to A¿lfaborg, the City of Elves; canoe and climb to witchy caves and mountain tops in Germany and Spain; marvel at the otherworldly splendour of Xandadu's glittering palace; and discover the gateway to the afterlife in the Alepotrypa Cave. In these pages we meet mythical kings, sacred summits and enchanted architecture, plus a cast of giants, ghosts, golems and sea creatures.
Sarah Baxter grew up in Norfolk, England and now lives in Bath. Her passion for travel and the great outdoors saw her traverse Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the United States before settling into a writing career. She was Associate Editor of Wanderlust magazine, the bible for independent-minded travellers, for more than ten years and has also written extensively on travel for a diverse range of other publications, including the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Independent newspapers. 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.
Cadair Idris, Wales
Loch Coruisk, Scotland
Chartres Labyrinth, France
Harz Mountains, Germany
Old-New Synagogue, Czech Republic
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Alepotrypa Cave, Greece
Cyclops Riviera, Italy
Gedi Ruins, Kenya
Stone Circles of Senegambia, Senegal and The Gambia
Spiti Valley, India
Mount Mani, South Korea
The Pinnacles, Australia
Nan Madol, Micronesia 1
Majorville Medicine Wheel, Canada
Bonaventure Cemetery, USA
Mount Shasta, USA
Lake Guatavita, Colombia
Nazca Lines, Peru
Filled with beautifully bewitching illustrations, this unique travel guide aims to transport you, in the comfort of your own armchair, to sacred and mystical spots, digging into their legends and evoking their supernatural essence. * Midwest Book Review *
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