No one knows the world like National Geographicand 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 adviceincluding how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of the journeyall packaged in a luxurious oversize volume to treasure for years to come.
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend