I've been a big fan of Atlas Obscura for a while and when I first heard that they were coming out with a book, I immediately put it at the top of my must-have and must-read list. The site, for those who don't know, is an incredible resource for those who love to travel and see beautiful, interesting, and straight-up weird things. Authors Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton have done an amazing job compiling over 600 things into this single thick volume that really serves to highlight some of the best locations that Atlas Obscura has written about over the years. The book is organized by country and region which really helps make the book a worthwhile travel companion if you know roughly the area you are traveling in (if it was in alphabetical order, this would be incredibly hard to find useful).
At the beginning of the book co-founders Joshua Foer and Dylan Thuras explain their goal with Atlas Obscura -- to create a wunderkammer, a sort of cabinet of curiosities -- and this is exactly what this book is. Every page turn evokes a sense of adventure and longing to go to all of these wild and wonderful places. If you're itching to travel but don't know where to start, the Atlas Obscura book will be a fantastic way to narrow down some options.
I really love this book and I would highly recommend you pick it up. Bring it with you the next time you travel!