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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
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (10)
  • Durable (8)
  • Quality photos (5)
  • Informative (4)
  • Easy to follow (3)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Educational (3)
  • Entertainment (3)
  • Hiking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (16), Bookworm (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great places --- big and small!

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...Read complete review

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.

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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 :(

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5.0

Inspiring encyclopedia for road trips

By 2rleiv

from Skien, Norway

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to read

Cons

  • Tears easily

Best Uses

    Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

    Easy to read and find what you're looking for.
    A bit too big. When flying abroad and renting a car it's too heavy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great! Buying a 2nd one for someone else

    By Laura

    from Sault Ste. Marie, ON

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful pictures
    • Durable
    • Easy to read

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Trip Planning

      Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

      Will use this book to plan our next road trip.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Delightfully informative

      By Phil adman

      from Juliette, Georgia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Maps

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Driving

        Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

        I use the product to begin planning some extensive travels, mostly in the US & Canada. The maps are great for their orientation to the country/state, and for their detail. I do not like map-less pages.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        phenomenal book

        By Elly

        from ny

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to read

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

            lovely for armchair traveler

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            The usual and expected wonderful photogr

            By None

            from El Macero, California

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Misleading Title

              Best Uses

              • Nostalgia Of Past Trips

              Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

              Magnificent photography. MY only disappointment was that the "500 Drives" were only a major description of a few and then misiscule information on the majority. The title should have been "15 (or 20) drives of a lifetime and additional brief suggestions for more either similar or in the same area or country"

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Would prefer a smaller book!

              By Ila

              from Ontario

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Camping
                • Flying
                • Hiking

                Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

                Personal development

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Everybody loves this book!

                By Love to Travel

                from Amarillo, Texas

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful
                • Fascinating

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Planning

                  Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

                  I gave this book to my husband as a gift and he loves it, and so do all of our friends. Beautiful pictures and adventures!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  AWESOME!

                  By Cass County Gal

                  from Shreveport, LA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to read
                  • Informative

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Trip planning

                  Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

                  This was the exact thing I was looking for....had drives worldwide, but more importantly, drives right here in the USA! My retirement plans include doing just that....seeing this country - one drive at a time!!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  beautiful!

                  By TN Teacher

                  from Murfreesboro, TN

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to read

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

                    wonderful book for my husband

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very impressive what I have read of it.

                    By matia6

                    from Mulhurst Bay, Ab, Canada

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful Table Top Book

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Destination Vacations

                      Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

                      The person to whom these gifts will go will just love this. They are always looking for trips and drives to go on...this should be a lovely gift to give them full of ideas. Enough details in the books - makes you curious.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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