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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. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered.


Journeys of a Lifetime provides scores of creative ideas: trekking the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, mountain biking in Transylvania, driving through the scenic Highlands of Scotland, rolling through the outback on Australia's famous Ghan train, and dozens of other intriguing options all over the world.


It also features 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.


  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • 400 color photos and 200 color maps
  • 9" x 12"
  • © 2007

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Journeys of a Lifetime
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

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Pros

  • Quality photos (5)
  • Informative (4)
  • Well written (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational (5)
    • Reference (5)
    • Entertainment (3)
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    4.0

    Interesting

    By n/a

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to read

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Planning Trips

      Comments about Journeys of a Lifetime:

      Interesting

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Interesting

      By n/a

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to read

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trip planning

        Comments about Journeys of a Lifetime:

        Trip planning

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        too many,not enough detail

        By the hobbit

        from ontario,canada

        About Me Everyday Reader

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Lacks Content
          • No New Information

          Best Uses

            Comments about Journeys of a Lifetime:

            one page and one pix is not enough!

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful Book

            By Kathy

            from Louisiana

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Educational
              • Entertainment
              • Reference

              Comments about Journeys of a Lifetime:

              I bought the book as a Christmas gift and liked it so much I will order one for myself.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Journeys of a Lifetime

              By Lid

              from Geneva, Switzerland

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              Pros

              • Informative
              • Quality Photos
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Educational
                • Entertainment
                • Reference

                Comments about Journeys of a Lifetime:

                I am giving the book as a Christmas present to 2 people.

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Value for money

                By BLIMP

                from Singapore

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                Pros

                • Easy To Follow
                • Informative
                • Quality Photos
                • Simplistic approach

                Cons

                • More website details
                • No New Information

                Best Uses

                • Educational
                • General overview
                • Reference

                Comments about Journeys of a Lifetime:

                Whilst providing great photos & basic reference, it would be useful if more website links can be provided for those using the book to prepare for their own journey of a life time.

                (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Inspiring Book!

                By I Love To Travel

                from USA

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                Pros

                • Lovely
                • Quality Photos
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Educational
                  • Entertainment
                  • Reference
                  • Staying Informed

                  Comments about Journeys of a Lifetime:

                  Unlike other types of travel books, this book involves the reader through photographs and experiences. It gives the reader a sense of the location while enticing you to want to learn more.
                  Inspiring!

                  (53 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Book-Worth the Money

                  By Ash

                  from edison, nj

                  About Me Bookworm

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                  Pros

                  • Compelling
                  • Informative
                  • Interesting
                  • Quality Photos
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                  • Layout

                  Best Uses

                  • Educational
                  • Reference
                  • Staying Informed

                  Comments about Journeys of a Lifetime:

                  Awesome read. I've looked through many books that outline desirable journeys and places to go, but this book held a special place above the rest. Its photographs made you desire the journey, and its general outline on each trip was very helpful. It included maps, tips, and somewhat detailed descriptions.

                  There is no such thing as a book that can describe every possible journey out there, but this one managed 500 in good detail, so I was impressed.

                  The only thing it lacked was its layout. It WAS overall organized, but if the reader wished to search for a specific trip, they would have to head into the index. The book is organized by journey type (By water, walking, air, etc.)

                  It is only logic, also, to do extra homework on each trip. Although this book is very detailed, I do not recommend using ONLY this book as your reference. It is smart to use other resources before embarking on one of these journeys.

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