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Title:
Journeys of a lifetime : 500 of the world's greatest trips.
Author(s):
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN/ISSN:
9781426201257

1426201257
Physical Description:
400 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Contents:
Across water -- By road -- By rail -- On foot -- In search of culture -- In gourmet heaven -- Into the action -- Up and away -- In their footsteps.
Abstract:
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 Andes. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered.... 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. [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? 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....--From publisher description.
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Pub Date:
National Geographic Society, [2007]
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Summary

Summary

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 Andes. 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 Lifetime 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 come.


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Library Journal Review

If "those far-away places with strange-sounding names" are still calling, settle in for a visual trip around the world as only National Geographic can present. This beautifully illustrated travel guide profiles 500 of the most incredible places on earth and lets you choose not only a destination but also a way to get there. Interested in an unforgettable rail journey? How about a "gourmet vacation" where you can learn culinary skills from world-class chefs? Looking for a "green" vacation where you leave the smallest possible carbon footprint? Along with the characteristically exquisite photographs, there is information on the best time to visit these destinations, web sites to contact, what to be certain to see when you're there, and even "inside information" offered by experts. Some of these places are relatively easy to visit (e.g., California's wine country, the Indian country of New Mexico, Pennsylvania's Amish communities), while others definitely require planning and a considerable income (e.g., Antarctica, Vietnam, the Pyrenees of Andorra). To an armchair traveler, however, the door to world travel is wide open and inviting. Recommended for large public libraries.-Joseph L. Carlson, Lompoc Unified Sch. Dist., CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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