From the originator of the bestselling HIP Hotels series comes a book that will once again revolutionize our approach to travel. Amazing Places Cost Nothing is a call to arms for a return to the old-fashioned adventure of authentic travel, in an age in which monolithic global brands dominate, and the world’s leading destinations are all beginning to look very much alike. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience travelling the globe, Herbert Ypma presents a handpicked selection of thirty of the most interesting undiscovered hotels, guesthouses and resorts in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. These are places with real personality, free of branding, signposts and tourist hordes – places whose magic has nothing to do with money and everything to do with natural beauty, adventure and romance. Authentic travel is emotive, deeply satisfying and, out of all the things we experience in our lives, certainly one of the most memorable and enduring pursuits. Let this book inspire you to forge your own unforgettable memories in a fascinating collection of hidden paradises around the world.