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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 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

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 (7), 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 :(

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    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
       
      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

            (0 of 1 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 4 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 4 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 3 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 5 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.

                      (4 of 4 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!!!!

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