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

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National Geographic Books, 2007 - Travel - 400 pages
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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 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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User Review  - VirginiaGill - LibraryThing

As expected for any book done by NG the photos are beautiful and the info just makes you want to throw your belongings in a backpack and head to the closest airport. Was delighted to find that I'd already taken several of the trips they consider "Journey's of a Lifetime" Read full review

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User Review  - DistortedSmile - LibraryThing

I use this book as a "To-Do List." There are quite a few locations in here that I'd not heard of or even considered before....National Geographic gets major props for that alone. Read full review

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