Amazing Places Cost Nothing (BOOK EXCERPT)

05/02/2013 02:22pm ET

Herbert Ypma, the creator of the HIP Hotels series (that stands for highly individual places) is at it again, this time with "Amazing Places Cost Nothing," a new 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.

Herewith, some highlights.

Amazing Places Cost Nothing, by Herbert Ypma, published by Thames & Hudson, May 2013. All photos ©Herbert Ypma.

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