(Thuras, Dylan) Dylan Thuras is the co-founder of the Atlas Obscura an online “compendium of the world’s hidden wonders,” and host of the Atlas Obscura Youtube series 100 Wonders. He is a co-author of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders (Workman Publishing Company). Anyone can be a tourist. Atlas Obscura is for the explorer. It’s time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, Atlas Obscura revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer.