About the Event
Our Atlas Obscura Adventure will take place at the famous Cafe Coyote in Old Town, San Diego, right across from the famously haunted & ever curious Whaley House, which has been featured by Atlas Obscura. Over an authentic Mexican meal and margaritas, we will be joined by the co-founder of the sensational traveling "guide to the world's wondrous & curious places," Dylan Thuras.
Dylan has always been inspired by the obscure, from abandoned buildings in the midwest to the hidden wonders of Eastern Europe. Join us as we rejoice in living in this crazy, wide world where just when you think everything to be discovered has been, new oddities arise. While you are enjoying the delicious cuisine of Cafe Coyote (entrees like veggie fajitas, carne asada tacos, chile verde burritos, and more!), you will be enthralled and inspired by Dylan's presentation on some of his favorite unknowns around the globe. Following this Adventure you will surely want to go out and unearth your own new astonishing places, and the team at Atlas Obscura has created the perfect place for you to catalog them: their new Explorer's Journal (a signed copy included in every ticket!).
Your Adventure includes a margarita, dinner, a signed copy of the Atlas Obscura Explorer's Journal, tax & gratuity, author presentation, Q&A, book signing, and an opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting.
About the Author & Book
Dylan Thuras's pursuit of the unusual began as a teenager exploring abandoned buildings in the mid-west and eventually took him and his wife Michelle to Budapest for a year, to exploring Eastern Europe's obscure and wondrous locales. After co-producing an evening of wonders with Joshua Foer (his co-founder of Atlas Obscura), the two began hatching plans for their next big project. Creating a way for curious travelers to find the hidden wonders of the world seemed like a heck of a lot of fun, and the Atlas Obscura was born.
Atlas Obscura Explorer's Journal: Created by the same brilliant, intrepid team who wrote the #1 bestseller Atlas Obscura and reinvented the travel book for a new generation, comes a traveler’s journal that belongs in every backpack, carry-on, messenger bag—or, when not abroad, on the desk, open for keeping notes for the next journey.
This ruggedly handsome and sturdy blank journal features a lay-flat binding and a storage pocket in the back (just right for ticket stubs, receipts, boarding passes, and more). The paper is high quality and printed with a variety of lines and grids, perfect for keeping track of itineraries, writing down impressions, making lists, sketching maps and sites, noting discoveries, and more. In addition, the journal includes practical reference, like time zones, weights and measures, and seasonal climate charts. And there’s an appendix of inspiration—a brief guide, with maps, to finding the hidden magic in a dozen of the world’s most interesting cities, New York to Shanghai to Budapest to Tokyo to Cairo.
Please note that no physical tickets will be issued. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds are available after October 18, 2016, or for no-shows. Only books pre-purchased below or at the event will be eligible for signing.
ONE COPY of the Atlas Obscura Explorer's Journal is included in your ticket price. If you would like to purchase EXTRA copies of the journal or copies of the beautiful hardcover Atlas Obscura, they will be available at the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order a copy below to be delivered at the event.