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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
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Quality photos (5)
  • Easy to follow (3)
  • Informative (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational (3)
    • Entertainment (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (8), Bookworm (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    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.

    VS

    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

    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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

                    (4 of 5 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

                    (4 of 5 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

                    (3 of 4 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

                    (5 of 6 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.

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