A team of Lonely Planet authors and photographers venture down ‘roads less travelled’ to discover new,unexpected and under-appreciated travel gems around the world.
Lonely Planet:Roads Less Travelled
Iain gets paddle-whipped whitewater rafting with the laidback Kazakh Rafting Federation, sandboards ‘singing’ dunes with a gnarly group of Kazakh snowboarders and helps a nomad family build their summer camp.
Shawn goes crossbow hunting for his supper, rides death-defying cables over raging mountain torrents, joins the dating rituals of a remote highland tribe and rides into the big blue yonder with the Khampa cowboys of Shangri-La.
Dominic goes looking for adventure among the Raramuri Indians, rodeo cowboys, Mennonites, shamans and bootleggers who call this isolated part of Mexico home.
Tony Wheeler takes in elephant beauty contests, tribal love huts, underground rivers and the enigmatic ‘indigo people’ as he treks, kayaks, caves and motorbikes the backblocks of northwest Laos.
Dominic braves army roadblocks, kidnap warnings and gunslinging cowboys as he explores the glaciers of the Andes, gets his soul cleansed in a remote Indian village and puts on his dancing shoes for the world’s second-biggest carnival.
Tony goes wild in Alaska as he takes on the biggest state in the Union. He encounters King Island Eskimos who are partial to a bit of walrus and vacuums the bottom of the Bering Sea to find nuggets of gold in Nome.
Tamara earns her sea legs looking for trouble among Cambodia’s remote islands, manhandles a boat across Tonle Sap Lake, and discovers what you have to go through to get an Angkor temple all to yourself these days.
Amelia ziplines, machine-guns and paraglides her way through the troubled Holy Land. Along the way, she takes in Mohammad’s birthday, Jesus’s birthplace and an illegal Bedouin encampment caught between a rock and a hard place.
John plunges deep into the heart of Madagascar. His adventure begins beneath the ancient coral reefs of the Ankarana Special Reserve and reaches new heights on a rock-climbing safari to the islands of Nosy Hara.
Kerry hunts for her supper in the croc-infested mangroves of Tapper’s Inlet, takes on the treacherous whirlpools and comes face to face with feral bulls as they’re wrestled to the floor by thrillseeking Kimberley cowboys.
A team of Lonely Planet authors and photographers venture down ‘roads less travelled’ to discover new, unexpected and under-appreciated travel gems around the world. Premieres May 23.