GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn -- These days, when you can buy a plane ticket and be in Borneo in less than a day, the world can feel awfully small.

A breath of fresh air proving that there are marvelous treasures behind every corner if you just know where to look, ATLAS OBSCURA: An Explorer’s Guide To The World’s Hidden Wonders is an immersive cabinet of curiosities sharing the world’s most astonishing off-the-beaten path destinations.

A joyful antidote to today’s gift-boxed travel culture, ATLAS OBSCURA inspires wonderlust as much as wanderlust by sharing places—from the glowworm caves of New Zealand, to the Icelandic Elf School—that could never be found without a tip from someone in the know.

Dylan Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Dylan has spoken at conferences, including SXSW and Applied Brilliance, about the changing nature of exploration. Previous projects include “Curious Expeditions” about traveling in Eastern Europe for a year, the meeting of the Athanasius Kircher Society, and “World of Wonders,” a series of videos and articles for Slate. Visit Dylan online at @dylanthuras.