Journeys of a Lifetime (National Geographic)

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Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips (Second Edition) by National Geographic

Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips by National GeographicStars: ****

National Geographic (2018)
415 pages

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Summary: Featuring 120 new destinations, this best-selling inspirational travel guide reveals 500 celebrated and lesser-known destinations around the globe, from ocean cruises in Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Completely revised and updated for its 10th anniversary.

Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic’s legendary travel writers, this fully updated, 10th anniversary edition of Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world’s most celebrated and lesser-known sojourns. Offering a diverse array of possibilities, every continent and possible form of transport is covered, illustrated with glorious color photographs.

Journeys of a Lifetime

This beautiful full colour book takes you on a tour of 500 trips you can take around the world, separated by type of trip and including photos, places you don’t want to miss, tips specific to that area and where to find more information.

The categories are: Across Water, By Road, By Rail, On Foot, In Search of Culture, In Gourmet Heaven, Into the Action, Up and Away and In Their Footsteps.

The first few are obvious. Into the Action are for those who want hands-on adventure (Dogsledding in Alaska, Heli-Hiking in British Columbia, White Water rafting in West Virginia or riding Dune Buggies in Oregon), Up and Away includes flights and bird’s eye views and In Their Footsteps has you following where people from history went such as Cabot Trail (where explorer John Cabot landed in Nova Scotia), following the route taken by Lewis and Clark in the US or visiting the three homes of one of Chile’s important writers/political figures Pablo Neruda.)

For each entry, you will find info, when to go, how long, planning, inside information, websites, highlights and full-colour photographs.  Dribbled throughout the book are also lists such as:

  • Top 10 Steam Train Tips
  • Top 10 City Bike Tours
  • Top 10 Skywatching Destinations
  • Top 10 Jetboat Adventures
  • and much more

If you are a traveller this book is for you. If you love learning about notable parts of the world, this book is for you. This is definitely more for a traveller though.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.