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Drives of a Lifetime

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Both a practical guide and an inspiring travel gift book, Drives of a Lifetime highlights 500 of the world's best car trips. The eclectic list takes readers across stunning natural landscapes of mountain, coastline, glen, and dale; into charming towns and out-of-the-way hamlets; to palatial estates, lovely gardens, and intriguing historic sites; and through bustling, thriving cities all over the world map. From America's scenic byways to the side lanes of Tuscany and the rugged dirt roads of Australia's outback—and hundreds of inviting routes in between—Drives of a Lifetime shows off the highlights of each area and tells readers exactly how to make the drive themselves. Since roads trips are a beloved cultural touchstone for Americans of every generation, Drives of a Lifetime will capture a huge and diverse audience.


  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages; 200 color photographs, 200 maps
  • 8 7/8" x 11 3/4"
  • © 2010

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Drives of a Lifetime
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (5)
  • Quality photos (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to follow (3)
  • Informative (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational (3)
    • Entertainment (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6), Bookworm (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beautiful Book!

    My fiance and I love road-trips, so this book was right up our alley. We've actually done some of the local Colorado trips, and we're looking forward to completing more of the trips,...Read complete review

    My fiance and I love road-trips, so this book was right up our alley. We've actually done some of the local Colorado trips, and we're looking forward to completing more of the trips, including some of the overseas trips. This is a great resource if you love to explore.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lovely but a glaring omission spoils

    Lovely book, but hard to use because of glaring omission. Spoiled by not having an overall world or continent map showing locations of all drives. This would help so much with planning holidays...Read complete review

    Lovely book, but hard to use because of glaring omission. Spoiled by not having an overall world or continent map showing locations of all drives. This would help so much with planning holidays etc.
    Also references to other drives nearby which could be undertaken would be useful.
    Halfway there, with lovely pic etc, but not a great book.
    Bought as present for husband and both slightly disappointed :(

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    i've recommended this to our friends

    By RMC

    from Lakebay washington

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absolutely Great Book
    • Durable
    • Easy to read

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Camping
      • Hiking

      Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

      choosing and planning trips

      the format, easy to read content/descriptions, and
      PICTURES

      sent description of to friends... recommending

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By Rich, the "want to be" climber

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to read

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

          It's doing exactly what I needed it to do; map out road trips I would like to take once retired (2.5 years left).

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Drives of a Lifetime

          By Ewayne

          from Huntington, WV

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to read
          • Excellent Photos Descri

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Driving
          • Hiking
          • Sharing Experiences Famil

          Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

          I am enjoying sharing

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Not well organized

          By Papa

          from Spartanburg, SC

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

                Would be better if organized by country and with ratings for each drive.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                WOW, What a Book

                By Sedona Joe

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to read

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Vacation Take Along

                Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

                Once I started reading it I could not put it down. This is an invaluable vacation tool.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A beautiful and comprehensive book.

                By Marty

                from Okotoks, Canada

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to read
                • Good For Planning Trips
                • Useful Maps Of Routes
                • Well Organized

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Road Trips

                Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

                I will use the book for planning road trips. It's a little too bulky to take on trips but it is a wonderful reference book to have available while planning trips.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great coffee table book and conversation starter.

                By LEEWARD BOUND

                from SAILING AWAY !

                About Me Everyday Reader

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dream Invoking

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Coffee Table

                Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

                WE HAVE ENJOYED ALL THE CONVERSTIONS THAT HAVE STARTED FROM A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER PICKING UP THE BOOK AND LOOKING AT IT AND IT SPARKING A LIGHT IN THIER EYES AND THE GREAT CONVERSATION THAT HAVE STARTED.
                THANK YOU

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great places --- big and small!

                By ling

                from washington dc

                About Me Everyday Reader

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Follow
                • Informative
                • Quality Photos
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

                    This book is great fun. I knew I would enjoy it, but it took on a more personal feeling after seeing the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and ed. center, located in Piggott Ark., my home town. There are truly places great and small that are featured and would be worth the visit. I hope many will visit Hemingway-Pfeiffer. There is information about Hemingway, who wrote A Farewell to Arms in the house, as well as the life style of a very wealthy family during the depression and all they did to help to people in the community.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Simply breathtaking!!

                    By Christie

                    from Porter, Texas

                    About Me Casual Reader

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Follow
                    • Informative
                    • Puts you there
                    • Quality Photos
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Educational
                      • Entertainment
                      • Mental vacation

                      Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

                      I found nothing wrong with the book!! I am still excited about it!!! It is well made (to last) and the pictures really put you there!! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful Book!

                      By Meg the Traveler

                      from Buena Vista, CO

                      About Me Bookworm

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Follow
                      • Informative
                      • Quality Photos
                      • Well Written

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Educational
                        • Entertainment
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

                        My fiance and I love road-trips, so this book was right up our alley. We've actually done some of the local Colorado trips, and we're looking forward to completing more of the trips, including some of the overseas trips. This is a great resource if you love to explore.

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