The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

The world seems so much smaller these days than when I was a child.  The internet and social media has opened up our lives to influences from all over the world.  It still amazes me that we can have a video call with my niece in New Zealand that’s as clear as if she was still living in the next county from us.  Whilst we may not have the budget to be worldwide travellers right now, I’m eager to find other ways to show my son what an amazing world we live in.  We recently received The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid which is published through Workman Publishing and it’s a gem.

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

The book provides young adventurers with a list of items that they might want to pack for their adventure including and altimeter, geiger counter and solar charger.  Exploring 100 different mysterious locations around the world, The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is written by Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco and is beautifully illustrated by Joy Ang.  It’s a 110 page large hardback book aimed at children aged 9 years and over.

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

As children travel the world through this book they learn about volcanoes in Iceland and blue whale migrations,  as well as the wild waterfalls of Zambia before moving on to Antarctica to learn about the creatures that live below Taylor Glacier and the lava lakes  that can be found beyond Mount Erebus.

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is full of interesting facts about places we’ve not heard of before.  Did you know that there’s an abandoned water park in Vietnam that adventurers flock to visit as it decays?

As one of my niece’s is now living in New Zealand we are always interested to learn more about the country she now calls home.

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves sound fascinating.

Although I’m not sure either of us would be as keen to visit Snake island in Brazil to see the Golden Lancehead snakes. They don’t sound very welcoming with their flesh dissolving venom.

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

We’d definitely prefer a bit of penguin spotting in South Africa! The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is a fascinating book and one that’s we’re really enjoying.  I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below in case you fancy going on an adventure with your children too. (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases).

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’m pleased to be able to offer one lucky reader the chance to win The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid worth £14.99 for themselves.  Complete the Gleam form below and the winner could be you.

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The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid worth £14.99

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

110 thoughts on “The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

  1. I have always wanted to go to the Giraffe Hotel in Kenya,I adore giraffes and to share breakfast with them would be amazing

  2. The Galapagos Islands to see diverse plants and animals many not found nowhere else. I would especially love to see the giant tortoises.

  3. I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland – my dad’s side of the family are from there, my grandad was born in the small area of Castletown and his parents owned the local village shop, I’d love to go and explore the less touristy parts of Ireland

  4. Wednesleydale waterfalls in yorkshire specifically… because its the final resting place of my auntie who died of cancer in 2000 when I was 8 and my grandad who died of a heart attack a few years later and I’ve never got to go before so would be nice to finally get to visit them both.

  5. Hawaii, for the wonderful weather, and great welcome from its people. A cheerful greeting, a garland of flowers, and perhaps entertained with a dancing performance.

  6. I would love to go to Hawaii, it seems like such a beautiful place, with an amazing culture, people, food, eco system and traditions, I would like to experience an action packed day there with everything the island has to offer, finishing off with a bonfire at the beach!

  7. I’ve always wanted to go to Japan. It has such a rich history and culture unkike anything seen in the West and I like the way it honours old traditions whilst at the same time remaining at the forefront of tecnological advancement.

  8. Mexico. My late father always went here when he worked away and stuff. He always brought me back presents. I would love to experience it so I can picture all of the stories he used to tell . Xx

  9. Belize, just because it intrigues me, I hope one day it’s possible to get there directly without having to stop over in the US.

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