Amazing Places Cost Nothing

I recently ran across this great little article over at the Huffington Post. It’s an excerpt from a book called Amazing Places Cost Nothing.

Herbert Ypma, the creator of the HIP Hotels series wrote the book which states, essentially, that the world’s most amazing places don’t cost all that much to see.

The book highlights thirty “undiscovered” properties around the globe–properties Ypma found on his own travels–and details what makes them special.

The Huffington Post article includes a nice little slideshow of some of the places Ypma highlights, including destinations such as Trancoso, Brazil; Koh Samui, Thailand; Jose Ignacio, Uruguay; and two of my favorites, Goa and Kerala, India.


About Shelley Seale

I'm Shelley, a journeyer and learner of the world, freelance journalist and author, yoga chick and dog lover. I pound the keyboard from home barefoot every day, and while my boss is demanding she also occasionally lets me have the early afternoon cocktail. I think not going into an office or collecting corporate paychecks are very good ideas, though not always profitable. I have written for National Geographic, USA Today, The Guardian, Texas Monthly and CNN, among others. Neither the New York Times nor Johnny Depp have answered my letters yet. I love yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. I believe in karma. Mean people suck. If I could have any dream job I would like to be a superhero. I have performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey in Nepal. But, I don't know how to whistle. My mantra is "travel with a purpose."
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2 Responses to Amazing Places Cost Nothing

  1. kiki says:

    I found the book yesterday at the state library shop and directly got my attention. I browsed through the pages and those places he describes are really lovely pages. However, I was disappointed when discover that he wrote two places in Bali, with reference directly to Bali not Indonesia. I found out that the other places he described had the reference to the countries. But not for those two places. Perhaps he wanted to make sure that people know the place directly, as most people know Bali, but not Indonesia. Bali is only small part of Indonesia, loads of places to explore there, explore their thousands of islands.


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