New Book from National Geographic Reveals 100 Unexpected Vacation Destinations, including Bentonville.


This robust, beautifully illustrated guide offers travelers 100 intriguing alternatives to overcrowded, expensive, and predictable destinations.


Too often, vacation destinations are too crowded, too tired or, with inflation, too expensive. Here Not There: 100 Unexpected Travel Destinations resolves such issues both with surprise and delight. Filled with unexpected destinations designed to prompt out-of-the-box thinking for planning your upcoming vacation, it details places that are always imaginative, frequently budget-friendly or uncrowded, and rich with meaningful experiences.


Within the vibrant and informative pages of Here Not There, readers will find Bentonville, Arkansas spotlighted as a utopian urbanism experience in Bentonville, Arkansas instead of Boulder, Colorado. From our extensive mountain biking trails, culinary experiences, and community-minded spirit, Nelson writes that the similarities to Boulder make Bentonville the ideal location to achieve the same experience.


Longtime National Geographic Travel writer, Andrew Nelson carefully curated this expansive list of destinations and provides expert recommendations for itineraries and adventures. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler looking for something new or a new explorer, this aspirational and practical guide includes nontraditional natural wonders, romantic getaways, weekend alternatives, and more. 


This informative guide to the roads less traveled will allow readers and travelers the chance to discover once-in-a-lifetime experiences around the globe. From one of the foremost travel experts at National Geographic, this is the perfect book for planning the most unique and brag-worthy vacation. Find a copy at your favorite local bookstore.

About the Author 

An award-winning writer and editor for National Geographic Traveler, Andrew Nelson has roamed all 50 states as well as numerous countries for the magazine and website. He served as director of editorial projects for National Geographic Travel in Washington, D.C., and has taught in institutions such as Loyola University New Orleans and the College of Charleston. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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