Giveaway

Virtual Vacation

We don’t know about you, but everyone we’ve encountered lately seems to be on vacation. So today, we’re offering the next best thing — a virtual vacation! You’ll get your very own copy of the Atlas Obscura book, filled with the world’s hidden wonders, and 500 Hidden Secrets of Havana (because Cuba). You’ll also receive two hotly-anticipated titles: Into the Water (from the bestselling author of The Girl on the Train) and Sympathy, perfect for real or imagined beach reading. Last but not least, the lucky winner gets to choose one pair of sunglasses from Pared Eyewear (approx. $200 value). To enter, leave a comment below telling us where you’d love to travel next. The winner will be chosen on Friday, April 7th at noon EST. Good luck!

189 Comments

  • Priscilla lescarbeau •  June 15, 2017

    Since I’m currently reading outlander series it only is increasing my interest in visiting Scotland one day!

  • Vanessa •  June 5, 2017

    I am excited because we are going on a trip to the Yellowstone Natinal Park this summer. It was definitely on my bucket list for some time now!

  • Gabby •  May 4, 2017

    I haven’t traveled much, probably more than others but not enough for me. I would like to have a few new books to transport me to somewhere new.

  • Angela •  April 25, 2017

    There is so much of the US that I haven’t seen, particularly the Pacific Northwest, that I’d love to visit.

  • Rinette •  April 21, 2017

    Believe it or not, I am 44 and still have not been left North America….Iceland and anywhere in Europe or the UK are the dream for my next trip…

  • Whitney •  April 19, 2017

    I’m traveling to Amsterdam, Belgium and Paris this summer and am really looking forward to it. After that I’d love to go to Argentina or Cuba.

  • Dawn •  April 18, 2017

    I would love to travel around Ireland with my husband. 🙂

  • Jenna •  April 12, 2017

    I’m saving up vacation time for a big trip to Spain and Portugal, but in the meantime I’d love to take a long weekend in Montreal.

  • Raydene •  April 11, 2017

    Looking forward to a weekend in Santa Monica with all my favorite ladies, enjoying each other’s laughter, cooking together, lounging on the beach and just letting go of all of life’s ‘musts.’ I can hardly wait!!!

  • Chanel •  April 11, 2017

    I would love to go to the Netherlands. I have a lovely friend who lives there with her husband and newborn son. I love to experience new and different cultures and this is one I have yet to see.

  • Nicole •  April 8, 2017

    Ever since reading Knausgaard, I’ve been dying to travel to and around Scandinavia.

  • Alexandra •  April 7, 2017

    I’d love love love to travel to Spain to see my best friend again!

  • Carly •  April 6, 2017

    I would love to backpack across Europe for a few months. Not just take in the tourists sites, but really learn cultures!

  • April •  April 6, 2017

    Powells bookstore in Portland, Oregon. Always and forever my favorite place!

  • Sarah •  April 6, 2017

    I would love to go to Scotland.

  • Maureen •  April 6, 2017

    New Zealand….always been my goal.

  • Maureen •  April 6, 2017

    beautiful site!! Heard about you on WSIRN

  • Jamie •  April 6, 2017

    Any beach, anywhere!

  • Marjolein •  April 6, 2017

    I am saving up to go to Antarctica, before it all melts away!

  • Lisa •  April 6, 2017

    Going to the Outerbanks with family – for a week – can’t wait!

  • Laura Roesch •  April 6, 2017

    I just returned from Algeria and Tunisia. It was such a brief visit, yet it was captivating. It opened up an entirely new area of reading interest. And I would love to travel there next (again…)!

  • Heidi •  April 5, 2017

    I’d love to take my husband and kids to where I grew up in Central Asia.

  • anne rowell •  April 5, 2017

    I would love to visit New Zealand !

  • Susan Todd •  April 5, 2017

    Wouldn’t it be amazing to celebrate my 50th birthday by going to Spain?! Yes, yes it would.

  • Mary Ann •  April 5, 2017

    I’d love to go on a safari in South Africa!

  • Tracey •  April 5, 2017

    There are so many places I want to travel! Right now, France, Italy, and Greece are my top choices. 🙂

  • Tracy •  April 5, 2017

    Japan has been on my travel list for ages

  • Ellie •  April 5, 2017

    I’d love to visit Barcelona

  • kaela •  April 5, 2017

    morocco!!!

  • Dana •  April 5, 2017

    New York

  • Sarah •  April 5, 2017

    Ireland!!

  • Josie •  April 5, 2017

    Venezuela

  • Ronna •  April 5, 2017

    Denmark

  • Amy •  April 5, 2017

    Porto, Portugal

  • Amy •  April 5, 2017

    What a fabulous magazine! Thank you

  • Cynthia •  April 5, 2017

    Africa

  • Jenni •  April 4, 2017

    Paris, France.

  • Lisa •  April 4, 2017

    Heard about your site today while listening to podcast “What should I read next”.

  • Christa •  April 4, 2017

    Any beach in Hawaii

  • Emily •  April 4, 2017

    I’d love to travel anywhere but here… but honestly, even here is good sometimes.

  • Robin •  April 4, 2017

    Feeling lucky today! Would choose a return to Israel!

  • Robin •  April 4, 2017

    Feeling lucky today!

  • Nicole •  April 4, 2017

    I’d love to go to Cuba… but I’d take anywhere with a beach, really!

  • Amanda •  April 4, 2017

    Tofino, Vancouver Island. I’m itching for the sun and nice ocean breeze in a beautiful town with fresh seafood. I’ve never been, but it’s a must. Along with Japan – but that’ll take a few more years.

  • Kathy Cvitanovich •  April 4, 2017

    I’d love to travel to Zagreb, Croatia.

  • Becky •  April 4, 2017

    Mexico!

  • Devon •  April 4, 2017

    Australia

  • Stephanie •  April 4, 2017

    Patagonia

  • Diana •  April 3, 2017

    Norway!

  • Elizabeth •  April 2, 2017

    I’d love to travel to Italy!

  • Kelly •  April 2, 2017

    Yellowstone & all National Parks – road trip if possible!

  • Barbara Sueko •  April 2, 2017

    Vietnam!

  • Mariève •  April 1, 2017

    Would love to go back to Scotland. The landscapes are breathtaking.

  • Amanda •  March 31, 2017

    Hawaii or California- just moved to the west coast and so it feels more attainable now.

  • Tamara •  March 31, 2017

    My summer plans are Mexico City and a road trip through the southeast US!!

  • Joanna •  March 31, 2017

    I’ve travelled internationally quite a bit (on a shoestring), however my husband has never ventured away from North America. Per his request, the next place I’d love to travel is Western Europe. Many moons ago, he majored in classical guitar performance; consequently, he has always loved the idea of museum hopping and exploring the antiquated cities where the music he loves was created.

  • Kelsey Jo •  March 30, 2017

    I don’t know if it’s cheesy or genius but the places I would most like to travel next is the minds of my children. At six and four they’re always on the go, always analyzing and always commenting. I would love it get inside their minds and see the world from their eyes of innocence, wonder and often…judgement.

  • Meredith •  March 30, 2017

    dying to visit Hawaii!

  • Kira •  March 29, 2017

    Morocco is next on my list!

  • Kate •  March 28, 2017

    The next destination on my list is New Zealand 🙂

  • Zoe •  March 27, 2017

    The Galapagos remains at the top of my list . . .

  • Lindsey •  March 27, 2017

    I would love to travel to Mexico to learn more about and re-connect with my culture.

  • Adrienne •  March 27, 2017

    It’s so cliche, but Paris. My ten year old has been begging for it, and I so badly want to give her that.

  • Jacqueline •  March 27, 2017

    Copenhagen is next on my list!

  • raphaëlle •  March 27, 2017

    i would like to explore the west coast 🙂

  • Alyssa •  March 27, 2017

    I’d like to travel to Panama next: NYC’s spring-that-won’t-come has got me wishing for somewhere warm!

  • Erin •  March 27, 2017

    Ireland & Scotland. Not just because my pale, freckly self would surely fit right in; but because the older I get, the more I’m drawn to retracing the footsteps of those who came before me. Connecting with the homes from whence we came might hopefully shed some light.

  • Katharine •  March 27, 2017

    The Pacific Northwest is top of my list! Hoping to make it a reality this summer.

  • Andrea •  March 27, 2017

    DREAMING of a trip to Spain!

  • Michelle •  March 27, 2017

    I would love to travel to Ireland. Really anywhere would be fine because I desperately need a vacation. Books are a little more affordable for now, so I will escape in them for the time being.

  • Sage •  March 27, 2017

    If I could travel anywhere right now I would love to head to Japan!

  • Emily •  March 27, 2017

    the Alaskan wilderness

  • Carolyn •  March 26, 2017

    I just bought a scratch map of the US. I scratch off the state of every one I’ve visited…19 so far. I have 31 to go!

  • Katharina •  March 26, 2017

    I would love to travel to Georgia (as in Georgia between Russia and Armenia) to hike. But Georgia between Alabama and South Carolina would be fun, too.

  • Annie •  March 26, 2017

    Porto! Taste all of the port wine.

  • Laura •  March 25, 2017

    I’d love to be on a plane to Spain right now! But that will have to wait until September.

  • Amanda Morrissey •  March 25, 2017

    I would LOVE to travel across the US (starting at home in PA) with my Husband on our motorcycle! We are planning to accomplish this within the next few years! Can’t wait!!

  • Marissa •  March 25, 2017

    I’d love to travel ANYWHERE

  • Nicole •  March 25, 2017

    If I were given the chance, I would love to travel to New Zealand and explore its beautiful terrain.

  • Sarah Eustace •  March 24, 2017

    I would love to go to Tulum with my girlfriend for a few days of sunshine and reading

  • ashley •  March 24, 2017

    just found out about eye level, love it!

  • janelle •  March 24, 2017

    Moab Utah is next on my wishlist!

  • Kara •  March 24, 2017

    I am LOVING eye level more and more with each issue! Please keep it up! As to where I’d travel next, it’s a tough 4-way tie between India, South Africa, Alaska and Cuba!

  • Heather •  March 24, 2017

    Yellowstone National Park. I lived near the park when I was a kid and now I want to take my husband and kids. We live in the Boston area and they have never seen mountains quite like the Rockies.

  • Marissa •  March 24, 2017

    The Cayman Islands! To feel the heat and sun on my face <3

  • Nikki •  March 24, 2017

    It may be lame to some people, but my husband and I want our next big vacation to be to Walt Disney World. We went in high school for a band trip so we were very limited with what we could do because of time constraints. I’d love to go back and have freedom to go where I want when I want.

  • Kim •  March 24, 2017

    Las Vegas. Not my usual type of vacation, we’ve been before and it surprised us how much we liked it. There’s something so interesting about taking a back seat in Vegas and people watching. You learn so much about the human condition there.

  • Katie •  March 24, 2017

    I have been dreaming about France for years!!

  • Bethany •  March 24, 2017

    My boyfriend and I are in the process of planning a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico. I can’t wait to go snorkeling, peruse the old buildings of Old San Juan and eat my weight in seafood and plantains.

  • Genevieve •  March 23, 2017

    would LOVE to go backpacking in Europe!!

  • maia •  March 23, 2017

    I would love to to a bike trip through Western Canada!

  • Hannah •  March 23, 2017

    I live in New Zealand, do I still get to play? I’ll assume you’ve said yes. I’d like to go to Sweden next. I have the mad idea that Sweden in the summer would be all meadows and wildflowers and pretty people and perfectly designed furniture. I could be horribly wrong but if it’s a virtual vacation then I can’t be disappointed. Win! Thanks virtual Sweden. ✌🏼️❤️

  • Brenna •  March 23, 2017

    Hawaii, all the way.

  • Maureen •  March 23, 2017

    I have been dreaming of Edinburgh lately. Would love to go!

  • Carmen •  March 23, 2017

    I would love to go somewhere in the Southwest, I’ve never been to the desert before

  • Alex •  March 23, 2017

    Argentina or Columbia

  • Leandra •  March 23, 2017

    I’m honeymooning in Italy this year and these shades would be perfect for it 😉

  • Kristina Bellingham •  March 23, 2017

    Cuba sounds amazing. A bunch of my friends went and all said they highly recommend it!

  • Meaghan •  March 23, 2017

    ugh! There are so many places I want to see…France, Spain and Italy are on the top of my list.

  • Susy Peters •  March 23, 2017

    I might be old-fashioned, but reading these books on a beach anywhere on the French coastline sounds divine.

  • Hanalee •  March 23, 2017

    Australia and New Zealand because koala bears!!

  • annie •  March 23, 2017

    I would love to win Atlas Obscura for my boyfriend. He would love it! And I would love those cute white sunnies.

  • Danielle •  March 23, 2017

    South America

  • Lucie •  March 23, 2017

    I would love to see Havana!

  • Marisol •  March 23, 2017

    greece please 🙂

  • Julia •  March 23, 2017

    put me on a beach with a cocktail and a good book and all is well in the world

  • Mika •  March 23, 2017

    Hi Eye Level! I’m in Sweden and hope to see New York this year <3

  • Elise •  March 23, 2017

    I want to go back to Vietnam and travel around on my own. I have never traveled alone but I think I’m ready.

  • Carole •  March 23, 2017

    What Would Oliver Jeffers Do!? (I love him <3 <3 <3)

  • stephanie r. •  March 23, 2017

    Eye Level you are the best! I am traveling to Germany this Autumn and I can’t wait.

  • Queenie •  March 23, 2017

    I’m 15 and I plan to see giraffes in Botswana before I turn 20.

  • Kaitlyn •  March 23, 2017

    You have the new Paula Hawkins??? I die. Ok, but seriously I would want to read that book in England. Duh.

  • Julia •  March 23, 2017

    France. Anywhere in France.

  • Patti •  March 23, 2017

    Greece would be it. Thank you for what you do Eye Level!

  • Eeva •  March 23, 2017

    Madagascar

  • Amy •  March 23, 2017

    La Paz and Bolivia in general

  • davis •  March 23, 2017

    camping in the Redwoods (if you can do that?)

  • Jessica •  March 23, 2017

    Laos! Laos! Laos! I went last year and can’t wait to go back.

  • Joan •  March 23, 2017

    I have never been to Maine or anywhere in the Northeast. I would love to visit Maine. That would be a dream vacation for me.

  • Callie P. •  March 23, 2017

    Look at those cute glitter sunglasses! I would def take them to Vegas.

  • Nar •  March 23, 2017

    Oh boy, the internet is not kind to me today 🙁 Maybe a beach vacation WOULD do me good 🙂

  • Nar •  March 23, 2017

    Wait, I changed my mind.

  • Sara •  March 23, 2017

    JAPAN!!

  • Madge •  March 23, 2017

    Ah, easy! The Jura in France. Just think of all the fabulous wine I could have with all these fabulous books…

  • Wes •  March 23, 2017

    I would love to see the Oman

  • Austen •  March 23, 2017

    Travel + Leisure just did an article on the 50 best places to travel and the whole thing made me drool. Probably Cape Town or Hampi in India.

  • Ella •  March 23, 2017

    Thailand or Greece

  • Erik •  March 23, 2017

    Paris!

  • Naeema •  March 23, 2017

    been dying to go to croatia

  • Paula •  March 23, 2017

    THE CURE FOR ANYTHING IS SALT WATER – SWEAT, TEARS, OR THE SEA. ISAK DINESEN

  • Per •  March 23, 2017

    Isn’t the right answer always Hawaii?

  • Nat •  March 23, 2017

    Senegal

  • Sandy •  March 23, 2017

    First, discover what your own home has to offer! There is probably so much more to see and secrets to uncover than you think.

  • hanni s. •  March 23, 2017

    anywhere with horses!! i would love to spend a whole summer riding and caring for horses. i did it as a child and i wish i could do it again. there’s nothing like laying in the hay after a long day out in the sun.

  • Kaneesha •  March 23, 2017

    I did my thesis on the first female pharaoh Hatshepsut. I’m going to Egypt as soon as I can.

  • Jon •  March 23, 2017

    I hope to go back to Puerto Rico one day. It was amazing.

  • Steph •  March 23, 2017

    Nothing beats a long trip on a sailboat.

  • barb c. •  March 23, 2017

    The Provence in France!

  • Nar •  March 23, 2017

    My mind is my favorite place to visit 🙂

  • Kate •  March 23, 2017

    This is sooooo cool!! I love you Eye Level. I would want to go to Rio or Ireland next.

  • Pete •  March 23, 2017

    Travel? All I want is that Atlas Obscura book.

  • Olga •  March 23, 2017

    I’d love to see New York. It is my dream!

  • Maren •  March 23, 2017

    Cuba! With a Hemmigway book and those fab sunglasses 😉

  • Jessica •  March 23, 2017

    I am traveling to Spain for 1 month on my first solo trip! My flight leaves MONDAY. I have never ever done something like this in my entire life and I am terrified, but I am ready to grow and live life in a way I haven’t before.

  • Jo •  March 23, 2017

    Oooh I want to go to New Zealand! The country looks so beautiful.

  • Dionne •  March 23, 2017

    I would love to visit Ireland! The cliffs, the beer and ofcourse Dublin.

  • Dionisia •  March 23, 2017

    I’d love to travel to Brazil! It’s a trip I would take with my mother. Her father was from Recife, Brazil. It would be really nice to see where her father, my grandfather, was from.

  • Megan •  March 23, 2017

    After visiting Budapest for the first time this past year, I am determined to see more of Eastern Europe. Poland and Estonia are on the top of my list!

  • sigalle michael •  March 23, 2017

    Lake Tahoe. I live in California and we have had a severe drought over the last few years. We now have more snow than ever and need to go see it. The ski resorts will reportedly stay open through the summer – I want to try snowboarding in a t-shirt under the sun!

  • Jessi •  March 23, 2017

    I would love to travel to Hawaii! I’ve never been and my mom is currently trying to convince me to take some time off for a mother-daughter vacation. Fingers crossed I can shake some extra change out of the couch cushions to snag a plane ticket!

  • chuck •  March 23, 2017

    Iceland, because fairies & aurora borealis

  • Kara •  March 23, 2017

    Morocco! So drawn to the colors, patterns, food, and people.

  • Rebecca •  March 23, 2017

    I would love to travel to India to experience all of the sights, sounds, and tastes it has to offer.

  • Alexandra •  March 23, 2017

    South Africa!

  • Lisa •  March 23, 2017

    i’m always changing my mind on where to go next… spain and south america (i realize that is a continent) seem to come up first frequently.

  • Patti •  March 23, 2017

    I would love to go to Paris!

  • Marcy •  March 23, 2017

    I have 3 small children so I’ll travel…. pretty much anywhere… but since I do get to go to China and Hawaii in a few weeks. I’ll just cop out and say there. I also happen to know that my husband would *love* the Atlas Obscura book.

  • Micaela •  March 23, 2017

    I’d love to travel to Japan! Heart eyes for this giveaway.

  • Lindsey •  March 23, 2017

    Next place I’d like to go is Australia! Not only can I get a tan down there, but I can watch some professional tennis at the Open, learn to surf, and explore the beautiful landscape!

  • Juliana •  March 23, 2017

    I’d like to travel to the Galapagos in the Fall.

  • Chantel •  March 23, 2017

    Haida Gwaii!!

  • Megan •  March 23, 2017

    I’d love to travel to the Galapagos Islands!

  • Colleen •  March 23, 2017

    To New Orleans! I’ve never been and I just want to walk around a beautiful city, eat great food, and have a few drinks.

  • Maria •  March 23, 2017

    Lyon, France!

  • Kristin •  March 23, 2017

    Croatia has always been a place that I have DESPERATELY wanted to go!

  • Alba Ullah •  March 23, 2017

    I would love to travel someplace where there’s a canopy to lay on and a wonderful summer breeze with wonderful music in the background. I can’t think of a more perfect setting to relax and get lost in a wonderful book.

  • Martina •  March 23, 2017

    I want to spend a weekend alone in Lisbon. Just some quality me-time exploring this gorgeous city. I’ve never been but I am drooling over images online and it’s been on my list the second year in a row. Time to make that happen!

  • Sadie •  March 23, 2017

    New Orleans

  • Mateja •  March 23, 2017

    Havana! 500 hidden secrets to discover 🙂

  • Jessica •  March 23, 2017

    There are so many places on my list, but right this minute, I’d hop on a plane to Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Bryn •  March 23, 2017

    Love your work and would LOVE a virtual vacation!

  • Kate •  March 23, 2017

    I either want to head to LA or Dublin, Ireland next!

  • Anna •  March 23, 2017

    Portugal!

  • Samantha L. •  March 23, 2017

    A small trip to NYC and a big trip to Iceland and Spain are in the plans for 2017!

  • Sarah •  March 23, 2017

    I’d love to travel Morocco.

  • Charlotte •  March 23, 2017

    Anywhere warm and friendly 🙂
    Thanks for the great work you’ve been doing!

  • Sophia •  March 23, 2017

    I’m daydreaming of the crystal-clear island waters in Menorca, Spain.

  • Caitlin •  March 23, 2017

    I’m in the mood for a solo trip. Thinking Portland, Maine. For no real reason!

  • Kate •  March 23, 2017

    I have my sights set on Denmark or Hong Kong for my next travel adventure!

  • Grace Vaitilingam •  March 23, 2017

    I would love to travel to New York, as cheesy as it is. It’s been a childhood dream of mine to experience the famous (or infamous, depending who you ask 😂) city for myself

  • Frédérique Poirier •  March 23, 2017

    I would love to go to Australia for my big next trip.

    Xx

  • Justine •  March 23, 2017

    I’m off to Abu Dhabi next week to visit my brother and I’m hoping to take a side trip to Jordan while I’m “in the area”!!

  • Jessica •  March 22, 2017

    I would love to travel to Nepal or Bhutan next, always with good reads in tow!!

  • Caroline •  March 22, 2017

    Spring break trip next week to New Orleans and Atlanta! But dying to go to Cuba!

  • Julie Doherty •  March 22, 2017

    I would love to travel to Argentina where one of my best friend is from. She gets to fly home tomorrow after a long 3 years without papers. Nothing like discovering a new place through the eyes of a loved one.

  • Libby •  March 22, 2017

    French Polynesia! The perfect blend of baguettes and beaches. Oui, I’ll have another mai tai, s’il vous plait.

  • Darlene •  March 22, 2017

    I’d love to go to Hawaii! Thanks!

  • Kiley •  March 22, 2017

    I would love to go to Buenos Aires!

  • Karoline •  March 22, 2017

    These will be perfect for my upcoming honeymoon! 🙂