Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the Word's Greatest Trips

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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. It presents an incredible diversity of possibilities, from ocean cruises around Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered. A timely resource for the burgeoning ranks of active travelers who crave adventurous and far-flung trips, Journeys of a Lifetime provides scores of creative ideas: trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania... mountain biking in Transylvania... driving through the scenic highlands of Scotland... or rolling through the outback on Australia’s famous Ghan train... and dozens of other intriguing options all over the world. Journeys of a Lifetime also features 22 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-colour maps, evocative text, and expert advice—including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of the journey—all packaged in a luxurious oversize volume to treasure for years to come.

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Features 500 of the greatest journeys readers can make, by various means of transportation: on land, air, and sea; by boat, bicycle, car, canoe, foot, helicopter, or horseback. For those who like the idea of a leisurely boat journey, this book shows how to take a felucca down the Nile River or rent a gulet off the Turkish coast.

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Here are 500 of the greatest journeys readers could ever make, by every conceivable means of transportation: on land, air, and sea; by boat, bicycle, car, canoe, foot, helicopter, or horseback. For those who like the idea of a leisurely boat journey, "500 Journeys of a Lifetime" shows how to take a felucca down the Nile River or rent a gulet off the Turkish coast. Or perhaps a scenic drive through the highlands of Scotland, or rolling though the outback of Australia on the famous Ghan train! For the more active, "500 Journeys of a Lifetime" takes readers sea kayaking off the coast of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, mountain biking in Transylvania, and on dozens of other challenging excursions all over the world.Both practical and inspirational, "500 Journeys of a Lifetime" captures the imagination while also giving readers the hard information they need to plan their dream trips.

Each chapter features stunning photographs, full-colour maps, evocative text, and useful information -ncluding how to get there, when to visit, and insider's tips on how to make the most of the journey - all packaged in a luxurious oversized volume to treasure for many years to come.

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