Thursday, 6 February 2020

Rough Guides publishes the ultimate bucket list for 2020

Rough Guides publishes the ultimate bucket list
The Rough Guide to the 100 Best Places on Earth

Hardback | Published 1st September 2019 | 9781789194593

Travel publisher and tailor-made trips provider Rough Guides publishes a brand-new guide to the most spectacular spots in the world.

An experienced team of authors and editors has created a list of the world’s most extraordinary places.

The list reaches every corner of the globe and includes famous destinations as well as those that are up-and-coming, underrated, or have been previously overlooked.

The stylish coffee-table book is full of high-quality imagery and is perfect to give as a gift.

1st September 2019 – Rough Guides is publishing a new inspirational guidebook to encourage people to travel outside their comfort zone - The Rough Guide to the 100 Best Places on Earth 2020. From iconic favourites like the Taj Mahal to up-and-coming destinations like Tbilisi, this collection featuring stunning photography will inspire even the most intrepid traveller.

But with so many amazing places in the world, how did Rough Guides whittle it down to 100?

The book’s editor, Helen Fanthorpe, says,

“We pooled the knowledge of our many experienced and well-travelled authors and editors and together we decided on the spots the world over that are undiscovered, underrated, or simply spectacular. We’ve made sure there is a geographical mix, as well as a mixture of (justly) famous places and more off-the-beaten-track spots. We’ve also made sure to celebrate all types of travel by including a mix of type of attractions: urban and rural, atmospheric ruins and glittering cityscapes, biodiversity hotspots, cultural gems, and arresting architecture. We hope this list inspires people to get out there and see what the world has to offer.”

Some of the recommendations featured in the book are:

- The Sunken Churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia

- The ‘alternative Grand Canyon’ in France

- The famously beautiful and symmetrical Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World

- The long-overlooked Tbilisi

- Victoria Falls’ enormous curtain of water between Zambia and Zimbabwe

- Carbon negative Bhutan, a country leading the way in sustainable tourism

For a sneak peek of the book, visit:

About Rough Guides
Rough Guides is synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy “tell it like it is” ethos. The brand has been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, especially independent travellers seeking off-the-beaten-track experiences.

Rough Guides offers a tailor-made trip service. Travellers who use the trip-booking platform on are put in touch with a local expert who will create a trip unique to the customer. Suggested itineraries are regularly added to the website.

The Rough Guides travel guide list includes over 400 titles in a range of formats – from country guides and pocket guides to inspirational travel specials and targeted series, including First-Time guides, On a Budget series, phrasebooks, and eBooks. Additionally, The Rough Guides to Everywhere podcast can be accessed at