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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 8 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality photos (5)
  • Easy to follow (3)
  • Informative (3)
  • Well written (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational (3)
    • Entertainment (3)
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    (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.

            (13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Map Needed

            By Ecbears

            from Seattle

            About Me Bookworm

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quality Photos

            Cons

            • HARD TO FOLLOW
            • Poorly laid out

            Best Uses

            • Educational

            Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

            I am having to invent a way to use. I thought it would at least be regional, so if you were driving around the USA, you could pick some drives along the way. You have to constantly be in the index. If in a country you werent familiar with, good luck using it at all. I am putting this poorly, but not as poorly as this book is layed out, and VERY disappointed

            (62 of 69 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Lovely but a glaring omission spoils

            By Brummy Girl

            from Surrey, UK

            About Me Bookworm

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Great Ideas
            • Quality Photos

            Cons

            • Hard to use
            • Lacks Content

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment

            Comments about Drives of a Lifetime:

            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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