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summary Journeys of a Lifetime 500 of the World's Greatest Trips 108 Ú No one knows the world like National Geographic—and in this lavish volume we reveal our picks for the world's most fabulous journeys along with helpful information for readers who want to try them out Compiled from the favorite trips of National GeogrFetime also features 22 fun Top 10 lists in all sorts of categories What are the world's top 10 elevator rides bridges to walk across trolley rides ancient highways or underground walking adventures Readers will love evaluating and debating the selections Each chapter showcases stunning photography full color maps evocative text and expert advice including how to get there when to visit and how to make the most of the journey all packaged in a luxurious oversize volume to treasure for years to co. If this book doesn’t light a flame under your wanderlust you are reading the wrong bookWhile it included some places and activities that did not appeal to me — aggressive adventures for example — it did include many fascinating locations and activities It even made me want to return to most of the places that I have already visited Keep in mind that it is a coffee table style of travel book so if that type of reading does not appeal to you then you might be better off reading a book set in one of the many locations described in the pages of this delightful book

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No one knows the world like National Geographic and in this lavish volume we reveal our picks for the world's most fabulous journeys along with helpful information for readers who want to try them out Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's travel writers Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most famous and lesser known sojourns It presents an incredible diversity of possibilities from ocean cruises around Antarctica to horse treks in the A. Who am I kidding You don't really read a book like this You leave it sitting on a corner of your desk at work for months on end and when you're bored or having an especially bad day you flip through it and plan your next vacation If you're anal like I am you try to find a helpful website for the trips you like and bookmark it in Pinterest for future planningday dreaming Yeah that's what I did and I loved itBut seriously it's 500 trips 500 That's a lot And the library is now threatening to send me to collections and call my mom and maybe burn down my house unless I return this book despite the fact that I work for them sigh So I guess it's time to return the book and just buy my own copy next time I feel the urge to look at the beautiful picturesYeah

summary Journeys of a Lifetime 500 of the World's Greatest Trips

Journeys of a Lifetime 500 of the World's Greatest TripsNdes Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered A timely resource for the burgeoning ranks of active travelers who crave adventurous and far flung trips Journeys of a Lifetime provides scores of creative ideas trekking the heights of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania mountain biking in Transylvania driving through the scenic highlands of Scotland or rolling through the outback on Australia's famous Ghan train and dozens of other intriguing options all over the world Journeys of a Li. This six pound reference book is a veritable guide to pretty much anyplace you want to explore and how you want to do it  Not everyone travels the same way or wants to do the same thing so this book breaks down trips and destinations into sections that will appeal to different travelersEach page highlights a destination with a brief not exhaustive summary advice about when to go how long when to plan inside information and a list of websites to visit for information  There is also a small map with tidbits of information on the side panel  Naturally photographs fill the bookHere are a few examples of different types of tripsAre you a foodie  Chapter 6 teases you with different foodie toursKentucky Bourbon Trail page 249Blue Mountain Coffee page 254Thailand Cuisine Tour page 259Love trains  Chapter 3 provides information for the train lover whether luxurious or spartanMexico EL Chepe page 113Vietnam The Reunification Express page 119India The Palace on wheels page 125Intrepid Hiker  Chapter 4 Put on your hiking books and follow some of these trails both city and wilderness tripsVermont the Appalachian Trail 149Utah Paria Canyon 153Hawai'i The Kalalau Trail page 157As a world traveler and photographer I've been to many of the places I read about in the book  Because there are so many destinations featured in this guide there isn't really a lot of information per subject  That's where you have fun doing your own research  I've already tagged a few pages of destinations I would like to visitI highly recommend this guide for any intrepid or non intrepid explorer who wants to explore places both far flung or closer to home